Lunar / Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 in Metro Washington, DC

Chinese New Year / Tet Celebrations: Year of the Monkey

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Here is A Family Guide to Lunar New Year Events 2016

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Sat. Jan 23, 2016
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Virginia

Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Monkey

Thomas Jefferson Library
7415 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA

Details

Join us to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Dragon Dance and other fun activities.

Sat Jan 30, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maryland

Maryland Tet Festival at Northwood High School

Northwood High School
919 University Blvd, West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Details
Facebook Info

  • Lion Dance
  • Children's Pagaentry Contest
  • Miss Ao Dai Pagaent
  • Karaoke Contest
  • Raffle Tickets with Prizes
  • Entertainment by Ken Doan Assoc.
  • Delicious Vietnamese Food

Admission:
$3/Adults, $2/children & senior citizens, Free for guests dressed in Ao Dai/Traditional Attire.

Sat. Jan 30, 2016
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DC

Chinese New Year Family Festival

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC

Calendar of Events

Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.

This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.

Sat Jan 30, 2016
3:00 pm

Maryland

Chinese Lion Dance

Praisner Library
14910 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866

Calendar of Events

The Chinese Youth Group of Washington DC performs the traditional Lion Dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year, with drums and music All ages are invited!

Sat and Sun Jan 30 & 31, 2016 10:00am - 11:00 pm

Virginia

Tet Celebration

Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Hosted by Holy Martyrs of Vietnam and the Our Lady of La Vang Community
For all ages.

Each year, the Vietnamese Community in Northern Virginia joyfully celebrates Tet (Lunar New Year) with various festivals. This special two-day indoor grand festival features over 30 famous national and local Vietnamese musical and comedy performers, Vietnamese cultural dances and exhibitions, food tasting galore, and lots and lots of FUN for adults and children.
Tet Grand Festival 2016 will be one of the largest Lunar New Year festival in the United States with an expected attraction of over 30,000 patrons during the course of two days.

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Mon. Feb 1 - Sun Feb 14, 2016

Maryland

Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

 

Lakeforest Mall
701 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

Center Court

Presented by The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC) and Lakeforest Shopping Center

 

 

 

Details

Fri. Feb 5, 2016
6:00 pm

DC

Kennedy Center Chinese New Year: Shenzhen Pop Music Show

Kennedy Center
Millennium Stage (FREE)

Details

FREE on the Millennium Stage, no tickets required. This performance features pop music artists from Shenzhen, including the band Jam You, female singers Tsinger and Majia Jiado, male singer Ray M, and rappers Too Phat.

Sat. Feb 6, 2016
11am - 3pm

DC

Arts for Families: Chinese New Year Celebration

The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC

Details

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the museum! All ages are invited to join as we ring in the year of the monkey. Enjoy a fashion show of traditional Chinese dress, watch a calligraphy demonstration, and create your own dragon puppet. During your visit, take the opportunity to see the exhibition China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872) during its final week at the museum.

This program is part of the museum's Arts for Families series, inviting visitors of all ages to participate in thematic activities, demonstrations, and performances. Free; no reservations required.

Sat. Feb 6, 2016

Maryland

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD


Details

Help us celebrate the Year of the Monkey at our annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Enjoy these special activities:

  • Monkeying Around Craft: 10am - 5pm
  • Chinese New Year Lucky Charms: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Festive Dragons: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Happy Fortunes: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Chinese Sister City Calligraphy and Chopstick Training: 10:30am - 4pm
  • PF Changs: A Taste of China: 11am - 1pm
  • Chinese New Year Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • The Chinese Lion Dancers of the Tai Yim Kung Fu School: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Kindersinger - KinderFit: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • New Century School Chinese Performance: 2pm

Sat. Feb 6, 2016
11:00 am

DC

Kennedy Center Chinese New Year: Family Day Activities

Kennedy Center
(FREE)

Details

FREE throughout the day, no tickets required. Activities highlighting Chinese culture will be offered for kids of all ages--from Chinese paper cutting lessons to Beijing Opera stage makeup demonstration and costume dress-up.

Sat. Feb 6, 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Virginia

Chinese New Year Celebration

Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Sponsored by the Asian Service Center

Chinese New Year Festival

If you grew up in the states, you may be surprised to find some important elements of American culture came from China. For example, most everyone has enjoyed fireworks although few Americans have heard the ancient story of how fireworks were used to drive away the "New Year Monster" that once terrorized a village in China, according to Chinese legend.

Sat Feb 6, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

DC

Lunar New Year Celebration

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Washington, DC

Ring in the Year of the Monkey with art! Our second annual Lunar New Year celebration features free attractions for all ages, including:
• Dance performances by Madison Chinese Dance Academy
• Ribbon-dancing tutorials
• Calligraphy
• Paper folding and knot tying
• Mask making and coloring
• Lunar New Year resolutions
• Family-friendly tours of Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
• Photo booth fun

Details

Sat. Feb 6, 2016
10:30 am

Virginia

Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Monkey

Woodrow Wilson Library
6101 Knollwood Dr.
Falls Church, VA

Details

Please join us for a celebration of the Lunar New Year. The celebration will include stories, crafts and The Lion and Dragon Dance performed by Girl Scout Troop. All ages.

Sat Feb 6, 2016
10:30 am

Maryland

Lunar New Year Storytime

Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD 20874

Calendar of Events

Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year with stories, songs and crafts, and a lion dance, for ages 2 and up and their families.

Sat Feb 6, 2016
10:00 am -1:00 pm

Maryland

Lunar New Year Celebration

Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874

Calendar of Events

Blackrock Info

Following Lunar New Year Storytime (AT GERMANTOWN LIBRARY), head over to (THE BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS) the meeting room to create Chinese Dragon puppets with visual art teachers from BlackRock Center for the Arts! The celebration continues next door at BlackRock with dance and music performances by local artists, additional craft projects, and artist demonstrations from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information about activities at BlackRock, please visit blackrockcenter.org

(Germantown Library and Blackrock are close to one another.)

Reservations recommended!

Sat Feb 6, 2016
3:00 pm

Maryland

Lunar New Year Celebration, Chinese Lion Dance

Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD 20874

Calendar of Events

Celebrate the Lunar New Year (year of the monkey) with the Washington, DC Chinese Youth Club (CYC) as they perform a traditional Chinese lion dance. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Germantown Library.

Sat and Sun Feb 6 & 7, 2016

Maryland

Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

 

Lakeforest Mall
701 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

Center Court

Presented by The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC) and Lakeforest Shopping Center

 

 

 

Details from Lakeforest Mall

Sat. Feb 6, 2016

Sun. Feb 7, 2016

1:00pm - 5:00 pm

Virginia

Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at Fair Oaks Mall

Fair Oaks Mall
11750 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA 22033

Events Calendar

Spectacular dragon and international dances, sword and martial arts displays and more comprise one of the largest events of its kind in the region.

Fair Oaks Mall will host the 13th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebrations on Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th in honor of the Chinese year 4714 -- the year of the Monkey. Presented by the Washington Hai Hua Community Center, the event is one of the largest of its kind with free performances, ceremonies and exhibitions presented from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day in Grand Court West.

Sun. Feb 7, 2016
noon-3:00 pm

Maryland

Free Chinese New Year Celebration

Walters Art Gallery
Baltimore, MD

Details

Good luck and fortune begin at the Walters Art Museum! Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Monkey with art activities, traditional Chinese performances from the Baltimore Chinese School, and participate in a good luck dance performed by the Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe of Johns Hopkins University.

Sun. Feb 7, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Maryland

Li Ming Chinese School Dragon Dance

Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-0140
Calendar of Events

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Rockville Memorial Library as we welcome these lively dragon dancers! Sponsored by the Rockville Memorial Friends of the Library. Li Ming Chinese School

Sun. Feb 7, 2016
6:00 pm

DC

Kennedy Center Chinese New Year: Shenzhen Lily Girls' Choir

Kennedy Center
(FREE)

Details

FREE on the Millennium Stage, no tickets required. Regarded as a cultural calling card of the city of Shenzhen, Lily Girls' Choir--comprised of students from Shenzhen Senior High School--perform a program of choral music.

Mon. Feb 8, 2016
6:00 pm

DC

Kennedy Center Chinese New Year: Beijing Opera, Acrobats, and Chinese Traditional Music by Henan Arts Troupe

Kennedy Center
(FREE)

Details

FREE on the Millennium Stage, no tickets required. Performers from Henan Province showcase Beijing Opera--combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts--with stunning acrobatics and music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute.

Mon. Feb 8, 2016
8:00 pm

DC

Kennedy Center Chinese New Year: Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center
(not free)

Details

Tickets required. The culmination of a weekend of events celebrating Chinese New Year, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, featuring pianist Haochen Zhang and violinist Dan Zhu, makes its Kennedy Center debut under the baton of Muhai Tang.

Sat. Feb 13, 2016
10:00 am

Maryland

Rockville Lunar New Year Celebration 2016

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
at Rockville Center Park,
603 Edmonston Drive.
Rockville, MD
Details

This free event features multi-generational performances, colorful and traditional displays, activities and samples of Asian cuisine.

Sat Feb 13, 2016
10:30 am

Maryland

Chinese Dance Performance in Honor of the Year of the Monkey

Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-0140
Calendar of Events

The Madison Chinese Dance Academy presents Chinese dance and ballet in honor of the Year of the Monkey. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library - Rockville Memorial Chapter.

Sat. Feb 13, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Virginia

Lunar New Year Celebration

John Marshall Library
6209 Rose Hill Dr.
Alexandria, VA

Details

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with books, songs, and more! Registration required. All ages.

Sat. Feb 13, 2016
11:00 am -1:00 pm

Maryland

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Monkey

Quince Orchard Library
15831 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
240-777-0200

Calendar of Events

Usher in the Chinese New Year 4713, Year of the Monkey, with the Gaithersburg Chinese School. Enjoy folk dancing, performances and arts and crafts. Performances at 11:00 a.m. and arts and craft activities at 12:00 p.m. Space is limited. Presented by the students and staff of Gaithersburg Chinese School and sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Quince Orchard Chapter.

Sat. Feb 13 2016
2:00 pm

Maryland

Chinese New Year Celebration

Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
240-773-9490
Calendar of Events

 Join us at Gaithersburg Library to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year – The Year of Monkey, presented by Li-Ming Chinese Academy with music, dance and Chinese culture. You can watch Shadow Puppetry, Lion Dance and Chinese Yo-Yo demonstration; also experience the Hands-on Chinese arts.

Sat. Feb 13, 2016
1:00 pm

Virginia

Celebrate Tet: Lion Dance

Eden Center
6751 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, Virginia 22044

Details

Sat and Sun Feb 13 & 14, 2016

Maryland

Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

 

Lakeforest Mall
701 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

Center Court

Presented by The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC) and Lakeforest Shopping Center

 

 

 

Details from Lakeforest Mall

Sun. Feb 14, 2016
2:00 - 4:30 pm

DC

Chinese New Year Parade

Chinatown in Washington, DC
Details

(information from Washington Chinese Youth Club Calendar) 12/16/2015

Chinatown, on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets. Each year a parade is held in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. A good place to view the parade is along 7th St. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown.

Sun. Feb 14, 2016
11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Virginia

Celebrate Tet: Lion Dance

Eden Center
6751 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, Virginia 22044

Details

Sat. Feb 20, 2016
11:00 am

Maryland

Chinese New Year Celebration

Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Drive,
Potomac, MD 20854
Calendar of Events

We are celebrating Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey! The Madison Chinese Dance Academy will perform Tibetan, Mongolian, and other ethnic folk dances. There will be hands-on activities. A family program for all ages. Registration is not required.

Sat. Feb 20, 2016
2:00 pm

Maryland

Chinese New Year Family Storytime

Olney Library
3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
Calendar of Events

Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year with stories, songs and crafts, and a lion dance, for ages 2 and up and their families.

Sat. Feb. 27, 2016
11:00 am

Maryland

Lion Dance
Performance

Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240-773-9590
Calendar of Events

The Chevy Chase Library celebrates the Chinese New Year with a traditional lion dance. An event for all ages. No registration needed. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter. The Chinese Youth Club is performing.

Sat. Feb 27, 2016
1:00 pm

Maryland

Chinese New Year Lion Dance and Crafts

Davis Library
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Calendar of Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year with dancers from Li Ming Chinese Academy. Stay for art and crafts and a Lion Dance.