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Year of the Rabbit Recap

Happy Year of the Rabbit! Thank you for joining us in celebrating this year!

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the year of the Rabbit! We are so grateful to celebrate with each and every one of you! 

Lunar new year is one of the biggest holidays in Chinese culture, and is celebrated according to the lunar calendar from the first day of the first month to the 15th day of the first month. Typically this celebration period falls within late January to mid-February within the Gregorian calendar, and every day of the lunar new year period has its own meaning and task. This year we were able to celebrate the lunar new year season with over 5,000 attendees at 6 events spanning 5 iconic Chicago locations, and including performances by over 15 performing arts groups from across Chicagoland! 

We want to thank our artists and performers, partners and sponsors, staff, volunteers, and attendees for making these events possible -新年快乐! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year 2023!





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新年快乐! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year 2023!

Please Join us in Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit!

World Music Wednesday: Chinese Lunar New Year Concert 

Kick off the celebrations with an evening concert featuring zhong ruan artist Tzu-Tsen Wu’s projects including the Jade Chinese Music Ensemble, Ruan and Hide, with special guest Tamir Hargana. Advanced ticket reservations recommended.

Wednesday, January 18th, 8:00pm
Old Town School of Folk Music, Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave

Free, RSVP recommended
RSVP here

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Field Museum

Ring in Chinese New Year at the Field museum with lion dance, music and dance. Kids can enjoy interactive music and movement performances by Ruan and Hide in the Play Lab on Saturday, and Lantern Making Activities on Sunday!

Kickoff performances, Sunday, January 22, 1:30pm
Play Lab Performances Saturday, January 21, 1:30-1:50 pm and 2:10-2:30 pm
Play Lab lantern-making activities all day Sunday

The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr

Free with admission to Field Museum 

Navy Pier Global Connections: Lunar New Year

Enjoy performing artists from throughout Chicagoland’s Asian community keeping Chinese culture alive.

Saturday January 28th, 1:00-5:00pm
Navy Pier,  AON Grand Ballroom
600 E. Grand Ave.

Free Admission

Lantern Festival Celebration

Close out the Chinese New Year season as Preston Bradley Hall is transformed into a lively Chinese marketplace featuring lion dance, music, dance and more by some of Chicago’s most illustrious performers, and enjoy food, calligraphy, puppets, a selfie booth, trinkets and more.

Sunday, February 5th, 12:00 – 4:00pm 
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St

Free Admission 

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