CRC Special Meeting in conjunction with the 1st Mayor's "State of the Chinatown Address" at CCBA (510 I Street, NW, Washington DC) on Monday, February 25, 2008, 7:00 PM.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Janruary 24, from 1 to 4 pm
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a lion dance parade, performances by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe and traditional martial arts. Calligraphy demonstration and make red paper lanterns at Smithsonian American Art Museum. 8th & and F streets NW. 202-633-1000, Free Admission.
Chinese New Year Festival, January 23 to 24, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Asian Community Service Center in Virginia celebrate the Chinese New Year Include dragon and lion dances, Asian foods and children's performance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-868-1509. Free Admission
Lunar New Year Parade, Year of the Ox on Sunday, Feburary 1, 2009 from 2 to 5 pm
The Chinese Community of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area is going to celebrate the "Chinese Lunar New Year" in Washington, DC Chinatown on H & I Streets, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets. The Parade will start at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This year will be the year 4707, the year of the OX. 202-508-5438. www.chinatownchamber.us Free Admission
Lunar Year Open Ceremony at 12 noon on Jan. 24 at the Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD
Experience the rich culture of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Lakeforest! View beautiful decorations and exhibits January 24 - February 9. Opening Ceremony is Saturday, February 1st at 12 p.m. Entertainment and activities will take place over two weekends. Live entertainment at Center Court includes traditional lion and dragon dances, folk dances and martial arts demonstrations. Demonstrations and workshops throughout the mall include flower/bonsai arrangement, arts and crafts, painting and games. http://www.ccacc-dc.org/
701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 301-840-5840
5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 14 & 15 in Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Fair Oaks will be ushering in the Lunar New Year with costumed dragons and lions, music, dancing, lantern displays, Kung Fu demonstrations, kids crafts, and more, representing a total of 10 countries. The event is sponsored by the WashingtonHaiHuaCommunity Center and will be held on February 14 & 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall. http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com/
11750 Fair Oaks Fairfax, VA22033 (703) 359-8300
Montgomery County Public Libraries Host Lunar New Year Celebrations from January 17 to February 21, 2009
Local Public Libraries Host Lunar New Year Celebrations
Montgomery County Public Libraries will welcome the Year of the Ox with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4707.
Music, dance and special performances will feature the sights, sounds and culture of China and Japan. Programs will include introduction to customs behind the Lunar New Year, traditional dances, hands-on art activities, storytelling, shadow puppet shows and martial arts demonstrations including tai-chi and kung fu, calligraphy, crafts, customs, Chinese yo-yo, workshops and children’s activities, topped off with the traditional Chinese lion dance to chase away evil and usher in a year of good luck.