Yale-China Association Presents – Lunarfest, Sat., Feb. 17
Lunarfest is a FREE day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue starting at 10:00 am. Neighborhood Music School is among several organizations that are partnering with Yale-China Association in celebration of Chinese Culture.
This year celebrates the Year of the Dog, and the Lunarfest theme is “People-to-People.” Come and enjoy the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. See special performances by local artists at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street. The parade will end on Audubon St. Attendees are welcome to take advantage of a variety of discounts offered by local merchants & organizations of Whitney and Audubon in honor of LUNARFEST.
Neighborhood Music School will offer the following activities immediately after the parade:
Visit Neighborhood Music School and receive a voucher for a FREE Introductory Music Lesson
or Dance Class.
10:55 – 11:55 am Ballet and Ballet II for 6-8 year olds (Observation) – Dance Studio (lower level) and NMS Recital Hall
11:00 am – 11:30 am – Beginning Students Cello Performance Class (Observation)- Suzuki Pre-Twinkle & Book 1 – Beth Clemmons, Instructor – Larry’s Space
11:30am – The Southern Connecticut Chinese School Children’s Choir performing “Spring is Coming” – Directed by Shanshan Zeng – Larry’s Space
11:35 am – 12:15 pm – Cello Performance Class (Observation) – Suzuki Book 2- Beth Clemmons, Instructor- Larry’s Space
12:00 – 12:40 pm – Creative Dance for 4-5 year olds (Observation) – Dance Studio (lower level)
12:15 – 1:00 pm – Violin/ Viola Performance Class (Observation) – Suzuki Book -Sigrid Karlstrom, Instructor – Larry’s Space
12:45 – 1:45 pm – Hip Hop for 6-8 year olds (Observation) – Dance Studio (lower level)
2:00 pm – Erhu Musical Performance with Yang Wang – Celadon Youth Orchestra – NMS Recital Hall
Between 1:00-5:00 pm, Yale-China will offer a series of special cultural events around New Haven for families. Learn more. http://www.yalechina.org/arts/festival
**Please note – Whitney and Audubon St. will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sat., Feb. 17, from 10am-12pm. Access the Audubon Court Garage from Orange St. Free parking available to the first 100 people who come to watch the parade.