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Chinese New Year Festival

Date: 
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Category: 
Events
Event Notes: 
General Admission; Feb. 1–2
Add to Calendar 02/01/2020 10:00 AM 02/01/2020 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Chinese New Year Festival Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/chinese-new-year-festival The Huntington
 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Rat begins. The two-day (Feb. 1–2) festival includes lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children's activities, and more.

SPECIAL METRO SHUTTLE OFFER – Feb. 1–2
Take the Metro Gold Line to visit The Huntington during the Chinese New Year Festival and catch a FREE Huntington shuttle from the Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena. (You can also drive, walk, or cycle to Sierra Madre Villa; parking at the station is free!) Shuttle riders will receive a $5 coupon for a discount on Huntington admission (Adult, Senior, or Student tickets) OR $5 off food purchases in the 1919 Café, Red Car Coffee Shop, Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House, or Rose Garden Tea Room. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note: Shuttles will be available the weekend of Feb. 1–2 only.)

Event Schedule

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Martial Arts |  10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. (20-minute performance)
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center, USA
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn

Lion Dancers  | 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.  (20-minute performance)
Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn

Mask-Changer (Bian Lian) | 11–11:30 a.m., 1–1:30 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
Mr. Wei Qi Zhong
Haaga Hall

Chinese Traditional and Contemporary Dance | 11–11:30 a.m., 1–1:30 p.m.
Henan Culture and Art Group
Rothenberg Hall

Wushu Tai Chi, including Sword, Spear, and Fan with Taiko Drums | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. (20-minute performance) 
Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy
Brown Garden Lawn (outside Scott Galleries of American Art)

Music | 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.
Chinese Classical Music Ensemble
Chinese Garden, Love for the Lotus Pavilion

Brush-Painting  | 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 2–4 p.m.
Ms. Peifang Liang
Chinese Garden, Terrace of the Jade Mirror

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Southern Breeze Tree & Stone Society
The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court

Chinese Floral Arts Demonstrations | 11–11:30 a.m., 1–1:30 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
Rosa Zee, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Classroom

Arts and Crafts Activities | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Family Activity Zone (for all ages)
Munger Research Center Plaza

Display of LEGO® Model of the Chinese Garden |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Munger Research Center Plaza

Calligraphy Demonstrations with Mr. Q. Tang | 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Scott Galleries of American Art Loggia

Huntington Store Book Signings | 12–4 p.m.
Jennifer Wood, illustrator

Chinese New Year Festival Photo Experience | 12–4:30 p.m.
Create a photo keepsake! Pose with lion dancers at our Insta-Print photo booth
$10 set includes two 4x6 photos and digital download
Barth Entry Grove

SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Martial Arts | 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. (20-minute performance)
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn

Lion Dancers  | 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (20-minute performance)
Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn

Mask-Changer (Bian Lian) | 11–11:30 a.m., 1–1:30 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
Mr. Wei Qi Zhong
Haaga Hall

Chinese Traditional and Contemporary Dance | 11 a.m., 1 p.m.  (20-minute performance)
Yaya Dance Academy by arrangement with Sino US Performing Arts
Rothenberg Hall

Wushu Tai Chi, including Sword, Spear, and Fan with Taiko Drums  | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. (20-minute performance) 
Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy
Brown Garden Lawn (outside Scott Galleries of American Art)

Music | 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.
Pasadena City College Chinese Music Ensemble
Chinese Garden, Love for the Lotus Pavilion

Brush-Painting  | 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 2–4 p.m.
Ms. Peifang Liang
Chinese Garden, Terrace of the Jade Mirror

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Southern Breeze Tree & Stone Society
The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court

Chinese Floral Arts Demonstrations | 11–11:30 a.m., 1–1:30 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
Rosa Zee, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Classroom

Arts and Crafts Activities | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Family Activity Zone (for all ages)
Munger Research Center Plaza

Display of LEGO® Model of the Chinese Garden |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Munger Research Center Plaza

Calligraphy Demonstrations with Mr. Q. Tang | 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Scott Galleries of American Art Loggia

Chinese New Year Festival Photo Experience | 12–4:30 p.m.
Create a photo keepsake! Pose with lion dancers at our Insta-Print photo booth
$10 set includes two 4x6 photos and digital download
Barth Entry Grove

Chinese New Year Dining Specials

 

Red Car | 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
Green Tea Lemonade
Taro Ice Cream
Yuzu Sorbet
Tangerine Sorbet

Barth Entry Grove | 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Five-Spice Wonton Crisps
Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps
Hot Tea

1919 (café) | 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Chicken-Scallion Wonton Soup
Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup
Chicken Congee with Ginger
Chopped Chicken Salad with Mango and Cashew
Winter Salad with Mizuna, Pomegranate, and Spiced Lotus Root Crisps (vegan)
Pork Dumplings with Black Bean Garlic Dipping Sauce
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings
Rice Flour Crusted Catfish with Mandarin-Soy Dipping Sauce
Suckling Pig Char Siu Bao
Hoisin Jackfruit Bao (vegetarian)
Black Bean and Garlic Braised Tofu with Gai Lan and Pickled Lotus Root (vegan)
Szechuan Green Beans (vegan)

The Bar in 1919 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lychee Martini
Red Dragon Five-Spice Blood Orange Cocktail

Library Lawn | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grab-and-Go Sandwiches and Salads 
Fortune Cookies
Sesame-Peanut Candy
Beer, Wine, and Assorted Beverages

Boone Gallery Circle | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ms Chi Cafe™ - Progressive Chinese American Cuisine 
Seoul Sausage - Skewers, Korean Barbecue Sandwiches, and Fries

Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House | 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Hunan Cumin-Beef Noodles
Chicken Congee
Buddha’s Delight (vegan)
Sesame Rice Balls
Almond Cookies
Hot Tea
Lemonade
Beer and Wine


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

Special thanks to the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles; The Huntington’s volunteers; Pasadena City College Global Club ambassadors; and Rosa Zee and the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation volunteers. Festival floral arrangements by Margit Holakoui.