The Chinese Club of San Marino is hosting the city’s second annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lacy Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy performances, entertainment, cultural exhibitions, games and activities, and of course, delicious Asian food.
The event is sponsored by the city of San Marino, and the Rotary Club of San Marino is co-chair. Community co-sponsors of The Chinese Club are the San Marino Unified School District, the San Marino Schools Foundation, the Chinese School of San Marino, the San Marino Council of PTAs, Partnership for Awareness and the DEI Commission. Cathay Bank, Keck Medicine of USC and U.S. Bank are providing funds to support the event.
Last year’s inaugural festival was a success, drawing more than 4,000 people. This year’s festival highlights include a three-hour exciting and diversified program on a performance stage with more than 200 performers showcasing the talent of students from the San Marino Schools, the Chinese School of San Marino, community and businesses. Twelve food vendors will provide Chinese food and other ethnic foods. There will be more than 60 booths with cultural exhibitions, community activities and fun games with prizes. Expect classic entertainment such as lion dancing along with activities all tied to the Lunar New Year theme.
Lunar New Year Festival co-chairman Johnson Shyong said the purpose of the event is to “bring the community together and promote diversity and inclusion.” The celebration of a new year is a joyous event celebrated all over China and many other parts of Asia. Family and friends come together to welcome the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon.
In preparation for the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the city has put up banners along Huntington Drive.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission to Lacy Park and the event is free.
First published in the Jan. 25 issue of the San Marino Tribune