Lunar New Year is still going strong! Here are some great chances to expose your kid to other cultures in a fun and exciting way.
Chinese New Year run.
The Chinatown YMCA hosts a fun 10K/5K/run/walk through scenic Chinatown. Includes a t-shirt, and finish line goodies as well as random prizes and a raffle. Sun., 8 a.m. start. Event Details.
Lunar New Year at SFZoo.
Join the fun at the SF Zoo as they welcome in the year of the Hare with the Red Panda acrobats, folk dancing, juggling, yo-yos, and crafts. Anyone born in the year of the Hare gets free admission. Sun., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All ages. Free with Admission. Event Details.
Oakland Museum of California Lunar New Year.
One of OMCA’s more popular events, the Lunar New Year Celebration, returns for its 10th year at the Museum. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a day of Asian New Year traditions. Watch an exciting lion dance and mochi pounding with Kagami Kai; be surprised by international champion magician Chin-Chin; hear author Oliver Chin read his delightful stories and watch history come alive with storyteller Charlie Chin; learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls; find out about I Ching and Feng Shui; watch a demonstration of Chinese Opera face painting; make your own art for the New Year, and more. Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. All ages. Free with Admission. Event Details.
Lunar New Year at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Elements of Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese, and Philippine cultures will be featured in the daylong celebration. Family art activities include a fruit carving demonstration, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, animal puppets, Japanese paper dolls and story telling. There will be Lion Dancers, Korean drums, Chinese dance, Mongolian Dance, and offerings from the Phillipines. Sat., 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. All ages. Free to the public. Event Details.