Community Day: Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 13, 2021
10:45am–3pm PST | Online
Free.

Save the date!

Celebrate Lunar New Year with SJMA. We’re kicking-off the Year of the Ox with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances!

Virtually gather and watch with your family and friends.

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Schedule

10:45–11:00am: Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from SJMA Oshman Executive Director Sayre Batton, Assemblymember Ash Kalra, and Councilmember Maya Esparza 

11:00am–12:00pm: Ca Dao: Journey | Poetry | Life, a poetry workshop 

A Vietnamese poetry workshop learning both traditional and modern styles. Workshop created by San José Poet Chinh Nguyen and led by Poet An Bùi.

12:00–12:35pm: Poetry Open Mic 

Perform and support poets during our Open Mic MCed by An Bùi. 

12:35–12:45pm: Hands-on Art Activity, Year of the Ox

SJMA educators lead a fun art activity for creating your very own ox! 

12:50–1:00pm: Rising Phoenix Performance 

Watch Rising Phoenix Lion & Dragon Dance Association perform in the Circle of Palms to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 

1:00–1:45pm: Chinatown Chat

Join a discussion of beautiful images from Chinatown with photographer Dick Evans and journalist Kathy Chin Leong. 

1:50–2:15pm: Oliver Chin Live Book Reading 

Author Oliver Chin reads his book Year of the Ox

2:15–2:30pm: KCC Urisawe Dance and Tutorial 

Catch a performance of Salpuri dance by the Korean Cultural Center Urisawe. 

2:30pm–end: How to make Bánh Chưng 

A tutorial for a Vietnamese Tết sticky rice cake presented by Chopsticks Alley.