Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue!
View the 2015 schedule here.
In case of rain/light snow:
We will announce at least 24 hours in advance that the morning outdoor activities will be moved indoors to Luce Hall’s Auditorium on February 21.
In the case of inclement weather:
We will postpone activities to February 28.
Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00AM with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove Street and Trumbull Street. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the look out for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street.
Between 12:00-5:00PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:
• arts & crafts
• culinary demos
• and many more!
The ram is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Ram begins February 19, 2015 and will end on February 7, 2016.
The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Avenue), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple Street). All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.
This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University,
New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association.
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University
34 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave
442 Temple St