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Lunar New Year Celebration | OMCA
January 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gather with us on OMCA’s campus to ring in the Year of the Ribbit together!
Doors open at 11 am; festivities begin at 12 pm | Celebration ends at 4pm
Join us on OMCA’s campus to ring in the Year of the Rabbit together. Festival access starts at 11am; food market opens at 11am; activities and performances start at 12pm.
Parking is available in OMCA’s Oak Street Garage for a day rate of $10; overflow event parking is available at Alco Park (165 13th Street) for the day rate of $7.
ASL interpretation will be provided.
OMCA Opening Celebration
12–12:15 pm – Usher in the New Year and chase evil spirits away with a lucky lion dance by Developing Virtue Secondary School
Garden Stage *
12:30–1:00 pm – Nanta Drum Play and Pan-Gut by Hansamo’s Nanta, Pungmulnori & Dance Teams
1:15–1:45 pm – Vietnamese 16-string đàn tranh (zither) performance by Vân-Ánh Võ
2:00–2:30 pm – Filipino Singkil dance performance and lesson by Earlene Escobal and the Pilipinx American Student Association at CSU East Bay
2:45–3:00 pm – Malaysian 24 Seasons Drumming by Developing Virtue Secondary School
3:15–3:35 pm – Street style dance performance and lesson by Str8jacket, as seen on America’s Got Talent
* If raining, performances will move to the James Moore Theater, Lower Level
Lecture Hall, Lower Level **
1-1:30 pm and 3-3:30 pm – The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac with author Oliver Chin
2-2:30 pm – Toddler Storytime with the Oakland Public Library
** Limited seating. Doors open 15 minutes before each storytime.
Garden, Lower Level
12–4:00 pm – Create paper lanterns with Developing Virtue Secondary School.
Koi Pond, Lower Level
12–4:00 pm – Make a paper-cut of a rabbit, a cat, “Spring” (春), or your own design!
California Room, Lower Level
12-4:00 pm – Create care cards for elders experiencing food insecurity in neighboring Chinatown and Little Saigon with Cut Fruit Collective.
Oak Street Plaza, Upper Level
12-4:00 pm – Chalkboard Conversation
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