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Chinese New Year Festival

 

Chinese New Year Festival 2017

 

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

Join the fun as we welcome the Year of the Rooster at The Huntington’s annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4–5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.)

 

Chinese New Year Festival

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, FEB. 4

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.

 

Traditional Chinese Dance and Music

Hangzhou Song and Dance Performing Arts Group

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.

 

Martial Arts

Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA

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

 

Music

Spring Thunder Chinese Music

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 for the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series

Huntington Store: 10:30 a.m.-1 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: starting at 10 a.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. 5**

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 5

Lion Dancers

Kung Fu Heroes

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

Northern Shaolim Kung Fu

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

 

Kung Fu Heroes

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 Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series

Huntington Store: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 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: 10:30-12:30 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: starting at 10 a.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.

 

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

 


DINING

Ring in the year of the rooster with a taste of authentic Chinese dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients. Visit the following venues for special Lunar New Year menu items:

 

Red Car | 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Green Tea Egg $1.95

Freshwater Almond Cookies $3.95

Lychee Lemonade $4.00

 

1919 | 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Suckling Pig $11.00

Cellophane Noodles $3.50

Sichuan Green Beans $3.50

Shandong Four-Joy Meatballs $9.95

Dan Dan Noodle Soup $5.50

 

Boone Gallery Circle | 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Freshwater Crispy Mushroom Spring Rolls $8.00

Susan Feniger & Kajsa Alger’s Kaya Toast (toast with butter, coconut custard, sunny side egg, and dark soy sauce) $10.00

 

Patio Grill | 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sichuan Fried Octopus (or Tofu) with Peanuts, Lemongrass Broth and Chili Paste $10.00 ($9.00)

 

Chinese Garden, North Court | 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cantonese Roast Duck $11.00

Siu Mai Dumplings $9.00

Fujian Savory Filled Crepes | Asian Pickled Mushroom with Bok Choy $8.00 and Crab and Prawn $10.00

 

Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House | 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Freshwater Beef Tianjin Noodles $15.00

Savory Pan-fried Jackfruit Bao $8.00

Almond Cookies $3.95

Sesame Balls with Sweet Bean Paste $5.00

 

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