Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 in San Francisco

We are rapidly approaching Chinese New Year and I am very excited to usher in the Year of The Monkey. In order to ring in the new year, there will be numerous events around San Francisco, and I am looking forward to celebrating with my friends and colleagues. Here are some of my top pics.

San Francisco State Chinese Department Chinese New Year Celebration

When: Friday, February 19, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: San Francisco State Knuth Hall

This is a wonderful event where university teachers, students, and administrators come together to enjoy performances and share some delicious Chinese food. I have been going to this event since I was a student at SF State, and I am looking forward to reconnecting with some of my previous instructors. RSVP required to attend!

Event Website

San Francisco Public Library Chinese New Year Celebration

When: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: San Francisco Main Library

The San Francisco Public Library never ceases to be a gold mine of information and friendly people. I am excited to attend this year’s event and to perform a Chinese song.

Download the Flier in Chinese and English.

Chinese New Year Parade

When: 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Where: Post, Sutter, and Kearny Streets around Chinatown

This parade is an ongoing yearly tradition since 1860. Set in the historic SF Chinatown, the costumes and dragons are incredible.

Event Website

I hope to see you at one of these events, and happy New Chinese New Year!