Just Ahead: Chinese New Year at the Huntington Library

Published on Jan 28, 2022

The Huntington Library’s Chinese New Year Festival welcomes the Year of the Tiger on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6, where families can enjoy lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, art and craft demonstrations, and many more activities.

The festivities will take place in and around the Huntington’s Chinese Garden and other performance spaces.

Among the major events planned for the Chinese New Year Festival are martial arts performances by the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA, calligraphy demonstrations with resident visual artist Tang Qingnian, lion dancers from Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, with whom you can pose to create a photo keepsake; Wushu Tai Chi performances from the Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy, Chinese floral art displays, and a Penjing art and viewing stones display from the Southern Breeze Tree and Stone Society.

String and Bamboo Orchestra will provide live music throughout the Festival, and LA-based artist Peifang Liang will provide brush painting demonstrations as well.

As for food offerings, The Huntington’s own Red Car Coffee Shop, 1919 Cafe, and Jade Court Cafe will have Chinese dining specials Saturday and Sunday, and food trucks will be on-site including Dina’s Dumplings, The Tropic Truck, Trapiyaki Truck, Salt N’ Pepper Truck, Fluff Ice, and Drizzle.

The Huntington is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for this special Chinese New Year celebration.

In accordance with the mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding masks, all visitors regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks indoors, except for kids under age 2.

As a reminder, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 always exists in any public place where people are present.

Advanced reservations are required, and capacity is limited.

Shuttle service will be available throughout the Festival. You can take the Route H shuttle and save on admission. It is advised that you reserve your shuttle tickets now and save. To reserve shuttle tickets, visit www.huntington.org/route-h-shuttle.

East West Bank is the sole corporate sponsor of The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival. Additional funding is provided by The Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

The Huntington says special thanks to Rosa Zee and the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation volunteers.

Festival floral arrangements are by Margit Holakoui.

For more information and specifics on the daily schedule, visit www.huntington.org/chinese-new-year-festival.

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