Chinese New Year at the Huntington Library – Pasadena Weekendr


The Huntington Library Chinese New Year Festival hosts the Year of the Tiger on Saturday and Sunday, February 5 and 6, where families can enjoy lion dancers, a mask-changing performer, martial arts demonstrations , Chinese music, arts and crafts demonstrations, and many more activities.

The festivities will take place in and around the Huntington Chinese Garden and other performance spaces.

Among the major events planned for the Chinese New Year Festival are martial arts performances from the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA, calligraphy demonstrations with resident visual artist Tang Qingnian, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu lion dancers, who you can pose with to create a souvenir photo. ; Wushu Tai Chi performances from the Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy, Chinese flower art exhibits, and a Penjing art and viewing stone exhibit from the Southern Breeze Tree and Stone Society.

String and Bamboo Orchestra will provide live music throughout the festival, and Los Angeles-based artist Peifang Liang will also provide brush painting demonstrations.

As for dining offerings, The Huntington’s Red Car Coffee Shop, 1919 Cafe and Jade Court Cafe will offer Chinese fare Saturday and Sunday, and food trucks will be on site including Dina’s Dumplings, The Tropic Truck, Trapiyaki Truck, Salt N’ Pepper Truck, Fluff Ice and Drizzle.

The Huntington is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for that special Chinese New Year celebration.

In accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s mask mandate, all visitors, regardless of immunization status, are required to wear masks indoors, with the exception of children under 2 year.

As a reminder, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 always exists in any public place where people are present.

Advance reservations are required and capacity is limited.

A shuttle service will be available throughout the Festival. You can take the Route H shuttle and save on admission. It is advisable to book your shuttle tickets now and save. To book shuttle tickets, visit bus.

East West Bank is the sole corporate sponsor of the Huntington Chinese New Year Festival. Additional funding is provided by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

The Huntington gives special thanks to Rosa Zee and the volunteers of the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation.

The floral arrangements for the festival are by Margit Holakoui.

For more information and daily schedule details, visit year festival.

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