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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chinese New Year Celebrations Bay Area 2014

Lots of Chinese New Year celebrations coming up - welcome to the year of the horse! Here are a few:

Asian Art Museum - SF
Lunar New Year Celebration
What: Traditional crafts, displays and performances
When: Sunday, February 9 - 11 to 4
Schedule:
11-11:30 a.m. - Pre-K stories
12-12:45 - lion dance
1-1:45 - lunar new year stories
11:30-4 - hands-on activities
Free with museum admission


What: Traditional crafts, displays and performances
WhenSaturday, February 8 - noon to 4

What: Chinese acrobatic performances, traditional Chinese lion and folk dancing, Chinese yo-yo tricks, horse crafts, Zodiac scavenger hunt,
When: Sunday, February 9 from 11-3
Schedule of Performances:
• 11:00 - 11:30 – Red Panda Acrobat
• 11:45 - 12:15 – Chung Ngai Dance Troupe
• 1:00 - 1:30 – Red Panda Acrobat
• 1:45 -2:15 – Chung Ngai Dance Troupe
• 2:30 - 3:00 – Red Panda Acrobat

Extra: free admission that day to those born in the year of the horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. Celebration for everyone else is free with paid admission
Playland Not at the Beach - El Cerrito
What: Animals of the Lunar Zodiac Personality quiz - and decorate your own lion mask
When: Sat/Sun - February 8-9

Chinese New Year Parade - SF
When: Saturday, February 15, 5:15 to 8 p.m.

What: The Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
When: Saturday, February 15 from 10 to 4:30, and Sunday, February 16 from 9-5:30

Chinese New Year Celebration - San Jose
What: dragon and lion dances, martial arts, other live performances
Where: Santana Row, San Jose
When: Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 4

Here are some other celebrations/activities:
Bay Area Chinese New Year celebrations on Red Tricycle
Chinese New Year celebrations in San Francisco from San Francisco Chinatown


Minnie and Lovie Recreation Center CNY Celebration - SF
What: Face painting, jump house, arts/crafts, refreshments, entertainment
When: February 8 from 11:30 to 3
Where: 650 Capitol Ave/Montana Street - SF
Cost: free

Betty Ann Ong Recreation Center - SF
What: Chinese New Year Tot Celebration; Chinese cultural dance group performances and prizes
When: Wednesday, February 12 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: 1199 Mason Street, SF
Cost: free

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