OACC 2022 Asian Pacific New Year Celebration

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OACC 2022 Asian Pacific New Year Celebration

February 5 - April 16


In recognition of the diversity of new year’s festivities across the Asian Pacific region, OACC presents a hybrid celebration of Asian Pacific New Year traditions featuring in-person and virtual content for audiences of all ages during February and April 2022.

In February, OACC will celebrate Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger, with 3 days of virtual content and an in-person festival on February 6th highlighting Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other cultural traditions and artforms connected to the Lunar New Year holiday. In April, OACC will celebrate South and Southeast Asian New Year’s such as Songkran, Vaisakhi, and more with exciting online content and another in-person festival. In addition to these activities, OACC is excited to revive its Virtual Community Night Market for the second year in a row to feature an even more expansive offering of BIPOC-centered partners, community organizations, and small businesses. 

Schedule of Events:

  • Lunar New Year Celebration
    • Saturday, February 5: Virtual Kick-Off with Dance & Music
    • Sunday, February, 6: In-person Celebration at OACC (masks + vaccination/negative COVID test result required)
    • Friday, February 11: Virtual Food & Art Demos
    • Saturday, February 12: Virtual Stories & Cultural Presentations
  • South & Southeast Asian New Year
    • Saturday, April 9: Virtual Kick-Off with Dance & Music
    • Sunday, April 10: Virtual Stories & Cultural Presentations
    • Friday, April 15: Virtual Food & Art Demos
    • Saturday: April 16: In-person Celebration at OACC (masks + vaccination/negative COVID test result required)

Enjoy virtual and in-person vendor and community booth marketplaces, cultural demos, storytelling, artistic performances. OACC’s Asian Pacific New Year Celebration will also launch a brand-new map in partnership with Cut Fruit Collective that will be your guide to explore the beloved neighborhood of Oakland Chinatown! 

Check back for the latest updates!

Become a New Year Celebration Sponsor!

Click here to view our 2022 Sponsorship Packet.

To undertake such an initiative requires the assistance and partnership of more than 20 local artists, organizations, and instructors as well as financial support to offset various in-person and virtual event costs such as tech equipment and artists’ stipends. Support of the OACC’s Asian Pacific New Year Celebration will provide your organization or company with an effective way to communicate your message and service to thousands of potential patrons in the Bay Area. New Year sponsors will receive a range of recognition and benefits. We look forward to working with your team to ensure that your organization is highlighted to the maximum level possible. Please contact terrile@oacc.cc if you would like to tailor and customize the packet to fit your giving amount.

Special thanks to our New Year Celebration sponsors who helped make our programming possible:

  • Gold Sponsor

  • Silver Sponsor

    • Claudine Cheng
    • Family Bridges
    • Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council

  • Bronze Sponsor

    • ARTogether
    • Friends of Lincoln Square Park
    • Mustard Square

Apply to join the 2022 Virtual Community Night Market!

The Virtual Community Night Market (Night Market) is a virtual “one-stop-shop” marketplace featuring Oakland/Bay Area-based and Oakland values-inspired businesses and creatives from AAPI-owned and AAPI-ally restaurants and small businesses, including BIPOC businesses and artists. The Virtual Community Night Market will serve as an online directory. Vendors will be featured daily on OACC’s social media and weekly on OACC’s e-newsletter.

To participate as a virtual vendor, please fill out this google form by March 31st. There is a $30 vendor booth fee associated with the application. We will accept and approve applications on a rolling basis even after VCNM begins. The final deadline to apply to join VCNM is Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Learn about the Oakland 2045 General Plan

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is proud to be a member of the Deeply Rooted Collaborative, the Community Consultant Team that will work with the City of Oakland and Technical Consultant on the Oakland 2045 General Plan. The Deeply Rooted Collaborative, which includes EastSide Arts Alliance, Just Cities Institute, and Urban Strategies Council. Partners include: Black Cultural Zone, The Village, Malonga Arts Residents Association, Oakland Asian Cultural Center Association, House/Full of Blackwomen, Lao Family Community Development, Inc., CURY J, and The Unity Council.

The Oakland 2045 General Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for the future of our City over the next two decades. Oakland General Plan 中文 Flyer | Oakland General Plan English Flyer


February 5
April 16
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