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Community Cultural Event in Collaboration with the local Chinese Community, the Whirlpool Asian Network, and the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, the local Chinese community, together with the Whirlpool Asian Network and the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, will host a Lunar New Year celebration event. This event is open ​to the public​ and everyone who is interested in experiencing a Lunar New Year celebration and learning about Chinese cultural heritage and traditions.

The local Chinese community has always been active in showcasing their cultural heritage in the local area, from language school to folk dance, from sports tournaments to holiday celebrations. In recent years, they have partnered with the Whirlpool Asian Network to strengthen intercultural exchange and community engagement, and the Lunar New Year event is one of the regular programs they share with the local community every year.

This event will offer hands-on experience with cultural traditions including:

Chinese brush calligraphy and ink painting: Try using the brush to write your name in Chinese characters; Learn how to make paintings using ink and water;

Paper folding and cutting: The magic of folding and cutting paper to create beautiful and intricate designs;

The Forbidden City: Take a bird’s-eye view tour of one of the world’s largest palace complexes and learn how it symbolizes Chinese culture;

Traditional Chinese games: Long before there were video games and i-pads, the Chinese created many simple and fun games that can take your eyes off the screen for a while and have a good laugh.

The event will also feature two short films about Lunar New Year history and traditions.

– Bao: Winner of the Best Animated Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.  Written and directed by Domee Shi.

– A Nian: A Lunar New Year legend reimagined as a contemporary coming-of-age story. Directed by Lulu Wang and created by the team behind the Golden Globe nominated film, The Farewell.

Last but not least, there will be a Grand Prize drawing for one lucky winner to take home the American Girl’s first Chinese-American “Girl of the Year 2022” doll – Corinne Tan. 

The Lunar New Year event will also kick off a series of Chinese cultural events/workshops that dive a bit deeper into topics such as brush painting, calligraphy, architecture, and more. These sessions will be offered at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center during February through April.

Mark your calendars to join the Lunar New Year 2022 Celebration on Sunday, February 6th, 2-4pm at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

*  Entrance requirements include masks for all participants, plus full vaccination and/or COVID negative within 1 week