2016 Chinese Lunar New Year – Year of the Monkey

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OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance Team (in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University) performing Sat. 2/20 at 2 p.m. at C.S.U.

The Lunar New Year or more commonly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year Day is Monday, February 8, 2016.  According to the Chinese Zodiac, it is the Year of the Monkey.  Those born in the years 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 are most noted for their intelligence and wit.  In many Asian countries around the world, the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated of all holidays with symbolic foods, family reunions, and spending time with friends.

Here are some Chinese Lunar New Year activities in Northeast Ohio:

Sat. Jan. 30, 1 p.m. A Concert for the Chinese New Year by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble 克里夫蘭民族樂團, Burton Public Library, 14588 West Park Street, Burton, Ohio.  Free

Sun. Jan. 31, 2 p.m. A Concert for the Chinese New Year by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble 克里夫蘭民族樂團, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio.  Free

Fri. Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Chinese New Year Gala, Dinner 6-8 p.m. Akron Art Museum; 8-9 p.m. Entertainment at the Akron Summit County Public Library Auditorium presented by Confucius Institute at the University of Akron.  $9 in advance; $12 at the Door.  Call 330-972-2013 for more info.

Fri. Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Chinese New Year Dinner and Concert with Larissa Lam & Only Won Presented by China Outreach Ministries, Riverwood Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Avenue, Kent, Ohio.  Free Admission, RSVP Here.

Sat. Feb. 6, 10-12 noon CAoC Chinese New Year Celebration 農曆新年慶祝活動, Chinese Academy of Cleveland, Shaker Heights Middle School, 20600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio.  RSVP Required, call Chao-Hsu Yao at 216-630-3276.

Sat. Feb. 6, 1 p.m.  Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year (Kwan) Lion Dance, Pearl of the Orient, 19300 Detroit Ave., Rocky River, Ohio.  Call 440-333-9902 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Kwan Lion Dance Performance, Vieng’s Asian Bistro at Crocker Park, 139 Crocker Park Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio.  For reservations, call (440) 871-2888.

Sat. Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. Lunar New Year Dinner Celebration, Yellow Tail Japanese Seafood Buffet, 4054 Medina Rd, Akron, Ohio.  Yin Tang Dance Company, Dancing, Live DJ, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Games, and Prizes.  No Reservations required.

KwanLionDance_ATCSun. Feb. 7, 12 noon, Kwan Lion Dance Performance, Asian Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  FREE Event, Free Parking.

Sun. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. OCA Cleveland Dragon Dance Team (in partnership with Confucius Institute at CSU).  Asian Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  FREE.

Sun. Feb 7, 1-9:30 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration, Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, Cleveland Contemporary Chinese School, Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road, Solon, Ohio.  Advance Dinner Tickets $8; Kids $4.

Sun. Feb. 7, 3-5 p.m. Meet & Greet with Larissa LamOnly Won with FREE Screening of documentary short “Finding Cleveland,” Li Wah at Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.  FREE Admission, RSVP HERE.

Sun. Feb. 7, 3 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, House of Hunan, 18 Public Square, Medina, Ohio.  Call (330) 722-1899 for Reservations.

Sun. Feb. 7, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FREE Tai Chi Session in front of Bai Wei Herbal Store, Asian Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  FREE.

Sun. Feb. 7, 5 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Bo Loong Restaurant, 3922 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio.  Reservations Required, call 216-391-3113.

Sun. Feb. 7, 6 p.m. 2016 CWRU CSSA New Year Festival 猴年春晚, Thwing Center Ballroom, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  Get Tickets Here.

Sun. Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Reservations Required, call 216-696-6556.

Sun. Feb. 7, 8:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio.  Call (330) 650-9998 for reservations.

Lunar New Year Day

Mon., Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. Lunar New Year Celebration, Poetyry Recital and Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance (begins at the LSC Atrium at noon and ends at the Dining Hall), John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio.

Mon., Feb. 8, 1-1:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Chinese New Year Lion Dance, Hathaway Brown, Upper School, 19600 N Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

20130210_194911_LiWahMon., Feb. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MotivAsian for Cleveland Lunar New Year Dinner, Li Wah Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  $30/person, Reservations Required, Get Tickets HERE.

Mon., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Reservations Required, call 216-696-6556.

Mon. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration presented by ZTE, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings, Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, Ohio.  Special Appearance by the OCA Dragon Dance Team (in partnership with Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University).

Mon. Feb. 8, 8-9 p.m. Lunar New Year Fireworks, Freiberger Field by Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Free and Open to the community.

Tues. Feb. 9, 12 noon, Lunar New Year Celebration, Name Writing/Calligraphy, Various countries will be represented, LSC Atrium, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio.

Tues. Feb. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. AsiaTown Cleveland by Author Alan Dutka, Middleburg Heights Library, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.  Free Evnet, Register Here.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.  Lunar New Year Celebration, Program: Asian American Catholics: Diversity within Diversity with Dr. Jonathan Tan, Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies, Case Western Reserve University, LSC Conference Room, D.J. Lombardo Student Center, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio.

Fri. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio. Call (330) 650-9998 for reservations.

Sat., Feb. 13, 11 a.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  No Reservations needed for Dim Sum (10-3 p.m.)

Sat. Feb. 13, 1-3 p.m. Chinese Culture Seminar, Cleveland Public Library Rice Branch, 11535 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio.  Five free sessions include Chinese language, food, customs, etc.  Next session:  3/5, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16.  Free

Sat. Feb. 13, 2-4 p.m. Introduction to Chinese Culture, Celebrate the Chinese New Year, Brecksville Library, Brecksville, Ohio.  For kids (K-5) and families.  Register Here

31351_127237427302022_6798796_nSat. Feb. 13, 3 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, House of Hunan, 2717 W Market St., Fairlawn, Ohio.  Call (330) 864-8215 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 13, 5 p.m. Year of the Monkey Celebration with the Kwan Family Lion Dance, Hunan Solon, 6050 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, Ohio.  Call (440) 248-8836 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 13, 5-9 p.m. Westlake Chinese Culture Association (WCCA) Westlake Chinese School Chinese New Year Celebration, Westlake Parkside School, 24525 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio.  Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Performance 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (For tickets, see Qiao Sun at Lee Burneson Middle School Sat. 9-12 p.m.)

Sat. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 14, 12 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, China Jade Restaurant, 2190 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (216) 749-4720 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 14,  2-3 p.m.  Asian Community Leader David Namkoong Memoir Book Launch & Signing,  Shaker Heights Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, Ohio.  Free Event, Register Here.

Sun. Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Bo Loong Restaurant, 3922 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio. Reservations Required, call 216-391-3113.

Fri. Feb. 19, 12-1:15 p.m. Lecture: “Transpacific Antiracism” by Yuichiro Onishi, Wilder Hall (Student Union), 135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio.  For more information, call 440-775-8827.

Fri. Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. Chinese New Year Learn to make Pork Dumplings, Yi Mein Pasta and Tāngyuán (sweet rice) with Strongsville Market District $40, Register Here

Fri. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai Fairlawn, 3545 Brookwall Dr, Fairlawn, Ohio.  Call (330) 668-9981 for reservations.

Sat. Feb.  20, 3 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, King Wah, 20668 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River, Ohio.  Call 440-331-0330 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 20, 9-9 p.m. Lunar New Year, Siagon Plaza, 5400 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 9-2 p.m. Craft Market, 5-9 p.m. Taste of Asia Banquet Buffet $35, Get Dinner Tickets Here.

2016 Chinese New Year Poster_CICSUSat., Feb. 20th, 10-5 p.m. Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year Celebration with the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University, 1-5 p.m. Performances, University Center, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.  Special Appearance by the OCA Dragon Dance Team (in partnership with Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University) at 2 p.m.  FREE Admission and Open to the Public, RSVP by 2/19 Here.

Sat. Feb. 20, 5 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Hunan Solon, 6050 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, Ohio.  Call (440) 248-8836 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. Chinese New Year Dinner, The College Club of Cleveland, 2348 Overlook Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  Tickets $30/$35, Order by 2/17 Here or call (216) 231-1683.

Sat. Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Vieng’s Asian Bistro at Crocker Park, 139 Crocker Park Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio. For reservations, call (440) 871-2888.

Sun. Feb. 21, 12 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Dragon Gate Restaurant, 6681 W 130th St, Parma Heights, Ohio.  Call (440) 743-0800 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 21, 5 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Hunan by the Falls, 508 Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  For reservations, call (440) 247-0808.

Sat. Feb. 27, 4 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Dragon Gate Restaurant, 6681 W 130th St, Parma Heights, Ohio. Call (440) 743-0800 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

LunarNewYear_2016_flyerMarch 12, 11-5:30 p.m.  Year of the Monkey 2016, Lunar New Year Celebration, Cleveland Public Library.  2 p.m. Main Event:  Family Friendly Entertainment, Celebratory Performances, and Kwan Family Lion Dance Team, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Lower Level, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  Celebration is free and open to the community.  Click Here or Call 216-623-2895 for more information.

For more information on the Kwan Lion Dance Team, visit them on facebook or call 216-408-0667.

To add your Lunar Year Year event or contact the OCA Dragon Dance Team email president@ocagc.org or leave a message at (216) 236-3946.

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