2017 Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster

The 2017 Lunar New Year or Spring Festival but commonly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year takes place on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  According to the Chinese Zodiac, it is the Year of the Fire Rooster and those born in the years 1921, 1933, 1944, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 are characteristically trustworthy, loyal, responsible and timely.  The Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays in Asian culture and growing in popularity.  It is celebrated with lucky symbolic foods, family reunions, and time spent with friends and loved ones.

2017 Lunar New Year events in Ohio and Beyond:

Sat. Jan. 21 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central Ohio Families with Children from China (COFCC) Chinese New Year 2017, The Boat House, Columbus, Ohio.

Sat. Jan. 21, 5-9 p.m. Westlake Chinese Culture Association (WCCA) Westlake Chinese School Chinese New Year Celebration, Westlake High School Art Performance Center, 27830 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio. Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Performance 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Tickets on sale during Chinese School Sat. 9-12 p.m.)

Sat. Jan, 22, 2-3:30 p.m. A Concert for the Lunar New Year by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble 克里夫蘭民族樂團 featuring guest pipa/zhongruan soloist Yang Jin, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio. Free.

Mon. Jan. 23 4-5 p.m. Lunar New Year, Fleet Branch, Cleveland Public Library, 7224 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.  Kick off the Year of the Rooster by discovering your Chinese Zodiac sign and sampling fortune cookies.

Wed. Jan. 25, 4-5 p.m. Tween & Teen Scene: Lunar New Year, Cleveland Public Library, 7224 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.  Kickoff the Year of the Rooster by discovering your Chinese Zodiac sign and sampling fortune cookies.

Thurs. Jan. 26, 4 p.m. Maker Day:  Chinese New Year, South Branch, Cleveland Public Library, 2704 Clark Ave. Cleveland, Ohio.   Enjoy facts about Chinese New Year through stories and make something to take home.

Thurs. Jan. 26, 7-9:30 p.m. Informal Social at Fortune Noodle!  by National Association of Asian American Professionals Cincinnati.  Fortune Noodle House, 349 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH.

Fri. Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah  by Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Reservations Required, call 216-696-6556.

Fri. Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration with OCA Cleveland Dragon Dance Performance (3rd Quarter), Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio. #OCAdragon

Fri. Jan. 27, 8-9:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Fireworks, Freiberger Field by Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Free and Open to the community. #CWRULNY

Sat. Jan. 28, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. 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.  Sponsored by Overseas Community Affairs Council, Taiwan.

Sat. Jan. 28, 11 a.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  Sorry, no reservations accepted.

Sat. Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m.  Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year with the Kwan Lion Dance, Pearl of the Orient, 19300 Detroit Ave., Rocky River, Ohio.  Call 440-333-9902 for reservations.

Sat. Jan. 28, 2-3 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration, Chagrin Falls Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  Welcome Chinese New Year with stories, crafts and interactive fun!  Free, Register HERE

Sat. Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Yin Tang Dance, Main Library Auditorium, Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, Ohio.

Sat. Jan. 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Happy Lunar New Year, Hough Meeting Room, 1566 Crawford Road, Cleveland, Ohio.  Celebrate the Year of the Rooster through stories and create a craft project to take home.

Sat. Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, House of Hunan, 18 Public Square, Medina, Ohio. Call (330) 722-1899 for Reservations.

Sat. Jan. 28, 3-4 p.m. Chinese New Year, Solon Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon, Ohio.  Celebrate culture surrounding Chinese New Year with stories, games, and crafts.  Free, Register HERE

Sat. Jan. 28, 6 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Bo Loong Restaurant, 3922 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio.  Reservations Required, call 216-391-3113.

Sat. Jan. 28, 6-9 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.

Sat. Jan. 28, 7:30 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. Jan. 29, 12 noon, Kwan Lion Dance Performance, Asian Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  FREE Event, Free Parking.

Sun. Jan. 29, 1-9:30 p.m. Year of the Rooster Performances, Dinner, Raffle, and Games hosted by the Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, Cleveland Contemporary Chinese School, Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road, Solon, Ohio. Advance Dinner Tickets $8; Kids $4. *

Sun. Jan. 29, 1:30 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. Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, China Jade Restaurant, 2190 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (216) 749-4720 for reservations.

Sun, Jan. 29, 3 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, House of Hunan, 18 Public Square, Medina, Ohio. Call (330) 722-1899 for Reservations.

Sun. Jan. 29, 4-9 p.m. Chinese Association of Greater Toledo (CAGT) 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration, Student Union Auditorium, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St, Toledo, Ohio.  Advance Ticket Sales only.

Sun. Jan. 29, 5 p.m. Year of the Rooster Celebration with the Kwan Family Lion Dance, Hunan Solon, 6050 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, Ohio. Call (440) 248-8836 for reservations.

Sun. Jan. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. MotivAsians Lunar New Year Dinner, Li Wah Chinese Restaurant, 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.  Get Tickets HERE

Sat. Jan. 29, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Li Wah  by Restaurant in Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Reservations Required, call 216-696-6556.

Mon. Jan. 30, 2-5 p.m. ZZ’s Tea Time, The Pufferbelly Ltd, 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH.  Free.

Fri. Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration and Fundraiser for Stone Soup CLE, Hospitality Management Center at Public Square, 180 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.  Tickets $30

Fri. Feb. 3rd, 6-9 p.m. Spring Festival Party, 6 p.m. Banquet at the Akron Art Museum, 1 South High St., Akron; 8 p.m. Performance at Akron Summit County Public Library, 60 South High St., Akron, Pre-sale Tickets: UA Students $5 Public $9; At the Door: UA Students $8 Public $12.

Fri. Feb. 3rd, 6:30 p.m. Pad Thai Hudson, Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio.  Call (330) 650-9998 for reservations.

Fri. Feb. 3rd, 7:30 p.m. Pad Thai Fairlawn, Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai Fairlawn, 3545 Brookwall Dr, Fairlawn, Ohio. Call (330) 668-9981 for reservations.

Fri. Feb. 3rd, 7:30 p.m. Chinese Lion Dance at Royal Grill & Sushi Buffet, 267 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, Ohio. Call  (330) 629-8003 for more information.  

Sat. Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Year of the Rooster, Lunar New Year Celebration, Cleveland Public Library.  12-2 p.m. Main Event:  Family Friendly Entertainment, Celebratory Performances, and 1:30 p.m Kwan Family Lion Dance Team, 2-3:30 p.m. Refreshments, traditional foods, calligraphy, origami, and balloon twisting.  Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Lower Level, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.  Celebration is free and open to the community.  Free and open to the public.   

Sat. Feb. 4, 2-3 p.m. Celebrate the Chinese New Year, Brecksville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio.  Join 8th grade students from the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School to celebrate the “Year of the Rooster.” Learn some Chinese words and enjoy a story, a craft and other fun activities in this introduction to Chinese Culture. Registration is required. Parents are invited, too!  Free, Register HERE.

Sat. Feb.  4, 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. 4, 4-6 p.m. 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by the Confucius Institute and CAFSA at Cleveland State University, Westlake Chinese Culture Association, Great Wall Enrichment Center.  Main Classroom Auditorium Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio  $5 Advance Tickets Required.  

Sat., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. A Concert for the Chinese New Year by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble 克里夫蘭民族樂團, Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio (donation)

Sat. Feb. 4, 5 p.m. Year of the Rooster Celebration with the Kwan Family Lion Dance, Hunan Solon, 6050 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, Ohio. Call (440) 248-8836 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 4, 6 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Bo Loong Restaurant, 3922 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio.  Reservations Required, call 216-391-3113.

Sat. Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m. 2017 Chinese New Year Concert, CCM Corbett Auditorium, 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Hosted by Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society.

Sat. Feb. 4, 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. 5, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 5, 2 p.m. OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance Team (in partnership with C.I. at C.S.U.) and Cooking Demonstration by Ice or Rice in the Sears wing, Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, Ohio.

Sun. Feb. 5, 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. 5, 7 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio. Call (330) 650-9998 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 11th, 12-4 p.m. 2017 Celebration for the Year of  Rooster, 雞年慶祝活動 Enjoy traditional Taiwanese food, games, raffle drawing and performances including Lion Dances, Kung-Fu, Chinese traditional Music, Dance, Children singing, and more.  Wright Elementary, 2335 W. Case Road, Columbus, Ohio.  Sponsored by the Columbus Chinese Academy and Ohio Wushu Academy.

Sat. Feb. 11, 4 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.  Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Hibachi To Go, 16933 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH, call (216) 751-8080 for reservations.  

Sat. Feb. 11 7:30 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. 12, 12:30 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. 12, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 12,, 5 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Hunan by the Falls, 508 Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For reservations, call (440) 247-0808.

Fri. Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m. Lunar New Year Gala “Building Bridges” hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Jack Cincinnati Casino, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Ticketed event

Sun. Feb. 19, 12:30 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. 19, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio.  Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Feb. 19, 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. 19, 6:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sat. Feb. 25, 12 noon Yin Tan Dance in the Kurentovanje Parade and Festival (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) departing Sterles Country House, proceeding down E.55th to St. Clair Ave, and ultimately ending at the Slovenian National Home, 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.

Sun. Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m.  Lunar New Year Celebration – The Year of the Rooster, Kumo Japanese Seafood Buffet, Parma, Ohio.  This 12th Annual Celebration is sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Royalton/Broadview Heights. Features Authentic Lion Dance, Chinese Raffle, and Entertainment.  Call 440-773-9552 for Tickets ($35 adults. $12 children 10 & under. Includes buffet and coffee/tea/pop).

Sat. March 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chinese Storytime, 25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio.  Join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Mandarin Chinese and stay for a craft and playtime after! Presented in cooperation with the Cleveland International Chinese Reading Association.

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