Lunar New Year Kick-Off Celebration: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

For the second year, Squirrel Hill will be celebrating Lunar New Year for two weeks, beginning with a kick-off celebration on Saturday, January 28th from 1 to 5pm at the Jewish Community Center.

At 1pm, the Steel Dragon LION Dance Team will ring in the Year of the Fire Rooster, followed by performances and presentations from:

    OCA Pittsburgh/Tsu Chi Academy – Chinese Y-Yo Martial Arts demos
    OCA Cultural Youth Performance
    Win-Win KungFu
    Ai-Lin Chen on Guzheng, a musical instrument performance
    YanLai Dance Academy
    Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh Dance Troupe
    HaiHua Youth Orchestra (of Mt. Lebanon)
    CMU K(orean)-pop
    Pittsburgh Chinese School Chinese Folk Dance
    Oom Yung Doe Martial Arts
    Silk Elephant Thai Dancers
    Yanlai Dance Academy
    Lydia Music Center

Throughout the building, attendees can enjoy free arts and crafts for the kids including calligraphy, origami, making hand-drums (for the parade of course!), and more. There will also be delicious, authentic Asian food for sale.
In addition to the activities inside the JCC, two teams of lion dancers will be visiting and blessing our merchants on Forbes and Murray from 10am to 3pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Interested in being a vendor at this event? Please email


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