Next Event

Sat, February 01, 2014 | 10:00am to 5:00pm
Events are in three locations:

Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue

New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue

Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street

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!

Register here!

Schedule of Events

About Lunarfest
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 12:00-4:30PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• guqin
• Chinese opera
• Yunnan peacock dance
• wushu
• pipa
• exhibits
• ribbon and fan dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• film
• arts & crafts
• and many more!

The horse is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Horse is January 31, 2014 and will end on February 18, 2015.

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.

Save the Date!

The Lunarfest will be Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Contact Us

(203) 432-3427

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