Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival
Feb 17 - 18 , 2018

Chinese New Year Festival

 

Chinese New Year Festival

 

Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Sat.-Sun., Feb. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join the fun as we welcome the Year of the Dog at The Huntington’s annual Chinese New Year Festival. Families can enjoy crowd-pleasing lion dancers, amazing performances from a mask-changing artist, plus choreographed martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, food, and much more. The festivities will take place in and around the Chinese Garden and other performance spaces. All activities are included with general admission (free for Members.) Parking is free and bicycle racks are available.

 

Chinese New Year Festival

 

Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Martial Arts

Shaolin Temple Cultural Center, USA

East Lawn: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

 

Mask-Changer (Bian Lian)

Mr. Wei Qi Zhong

Haaga Hall: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 

Martial Arts

Kung Fu Heroes

Rothenberg Hall: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

 

Tai Chi

Guo-Jie Tai Chi Academy

Chinese Garden/Transcendent Pavilion: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 

Lion Dancers

Kung Fu Heroes

Brown Garden Lawn: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

 

Music

UCLA Chinese Music Ensemble

Chinese Garden: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m./1:30 p.m.-3 p.m./3:30-4:30 p.m.

Trio in Lotus Pavilion/soloist in Plantain Courtyard

 

Book Signing

Jennifer Wood, Illustrator, and Oliver Chin, author of The Year of the Dog, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Huntington Store: 12-4 p.m.

 

Demonstrations

Calligraphy: Mr. Q. Tang

Scott Gallery Loggia: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Finger-Painting: Mr. Alex Linn

Chinese Garden/Terrace of the Jade Mirror: 10:30-12:30 p.m./2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display

Southern Breeze Tree & Stone Society

The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Family Arts & Crafts Activities

North Vista: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Chinese Floral Arts: Rosa Zee

Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter

Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Classroom: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 


**SOME EVENTS AND TIMES DIFFERENT ON SUNDAY, FEB. 18**

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

Lion Dancers

Northern Shaolim Kung Fu

East Lawn: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

 

Mask-Changer (Bian Lian)

Mr. Wei Qi Zhong

Haaga Hall: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 

Tai Chi

Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy

Chinese Garden/Transcendent Pavilion: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 

Martial Arts

Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA

Brown Garden Lawn: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

 

Dance & Music

Hunan Province Song & Dance Theatre

Rothenberg Hall: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

 

Music

UCLA Music of China Ensemble

Chinese Garden: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m./1:30 p.m.-3 p.m./3:30-4:30 p.m.

Trio in Lotus Pavilion/soloist in Plantain Courtyard

 

Book Signing

Oliver Chin, author of The Year of the Dog, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Huntington Store: 12 -4 p.m.

 

Book Reading

Oliver Chin, author of The Year of the Dog, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Education Courtyard: 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

 

Demonstrations

Calligraphy: Mr. Q. Tang

Scott Gallery Loggia: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Brush Painting: Ms. Pei-fang Liang

Chinese Garden/Terrace of the Jade Mirror: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m./2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display

Southern Breeze Tree & Stone Society

The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Family Arts & Crafts Activities

North Vista: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Chinese Floral Arts: Rosa Zee

Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter

Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Classroom: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 


Enjoy Authentic Chinese Dishes

 

Chinese New Year Dining

 
Ring in the Year of the Dog with a taste of authentic Chinese dishes. Visit the following venues for special Chinese New Year menu items:

 

Red Car | 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Yuzu Sorbet

Taro Ice Cream

Matcha Latte

Iced Green Tea

 

1919 | 10:30a.m.–5 p.m. (Visit The Bar until 5:30 p.m.)

Egg Drop Soup

Char Siu Barbecue Pork Ribs

Plum Wine Fermented Black Bean Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Tsingtao or lychee cocktail, available at The Bar

 

Boone Gallery Circle | 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Drinks from our Elixir Bar:

Hand-Crafted Juice Elixirs

Kombucha Beverages

Lychee Fruit Martini

Blood Orange Margarita

 

Chinese Garden North Court | 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Five Spice and Ginger Pork Belly

Shrimp Siu Mai

Chinese Chopped Salad

 

Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House | 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Beef Short Rib Lo Mein Noodles

Chicken Congee

Jackfruit Bao Bun

Red Bean Sesame Rice Balls

 

East West Bank is the sole Corporate Sponsor of The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival. Additional funding provided by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

Floral arrangements by Margit Holakoui and Rosa Zee

 

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