free events for chinese new year

Free Chinese New Year Events at Navy Pier

Come on out to Navy Pier for some free events celebrating the Chinese New Year and you can welcome the Year of the Rat! Usher in the “Year of the Rat” with a traditional Chinese New Year Celebration that’s More Than You Imagine. Presented in partnership with the Chinese Fine Arts Society, this vibrant display of cultural expression features festive décor, bold costumes, customary music and more. Check out the performances by the Cheng Da Drum Team, the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance Team, and interactive arts and crafts on Saturday. Authentic Chinese cuisine from New Furama Restaurant will be available for purchase. All the fun takes place in the Aon Grand Ballroom, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free admission. (312) 595-7437 or navypier.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

 

free events for chinese new year
Courtesy of James Richards IV/Navy Pier

 

SCHEDULED ENTERTAINMENT

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

  • Eight tones Musical Ensemble
  • Cheng Da Drum Team
  • Tuvergen Band
  • Yang Wei, Pipa Master

DANCE PERFORMANCES

  • Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance Team
  • Flying Fairies dance
  • Hao Dance
  • Jin Que Yue Dance
  • Pao Ling Ling Dance
  • Yin He Dance

MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCES

  • Bei Dou Kung Fu
  • Zhong Hua Kung Fu

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS AND VENDORS

  • Miss Chinese Chicago
  • Chicago Talents Group
  • Amirya’s Garden
  • Bamboo Melody Instruments
  • Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute
  • Chinese Fine Arts Society
  • Danyel Fish Kids Fun
  • Little Roses LLC
  • Paperhugger Studio
  • Yijun Hu, Calligrapher

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