Lunarfest 2017

Lunarfest 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Whitney Ave, New Haven Museum & Luce Hall See map
Whitney Ave., Temple St., Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

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! This year, the theme of the festival is “Regions of China.” Activities will highlight the diversity of cultures within China.

Regions of China: Saturday, February 4, 2017.


Get Involved! Click below to sign up for more information: 

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Volunteers must attend one of the mandatory Lunarfest Meetings: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:00 pm 442 Temple Street Friday, January 27, 2017 4:00 pm 442 Temple Street

About Lunarfest

Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00 AM 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 1:00-5:00 PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

  • opera
  • music
  • exhibits
  • dances
  • painting
  • calligraphy
  • arts & crafts
  • and many more!

The rooster is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Rooster begins January 28, 2016 and will end on February 15, 2018.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association
China, Transregional