To kick off APA Month, CHSA is proud to host our second annual Joice Alley Celebration on May 3rd, 2014, in collaboration with the annual Cameron Carnival. Join us in the museum and out in the alley for an afternoon of exciting performances and enlightening presentations.
“Why Chinatowns Speak Cantonese” will discuss the Chinese diaspora – when it happened, why, and where the Chinese went – to a total of 91 countries. Richard will discuss the area in China, Taishan, from where a great many of the immigrants oriented, and explain its link to Chinatowns throughout the world. He will also show through his photographs what Taishan is like today.
Richard ‘S’ Lee is a fourth generation Chinese American. He is a native San Franciscan, photographer, writer and former teacher and his work has been seen by the Chinese Historical Society, and the Berkeley Chinese Senior Center.
1-2pm Chinese Dumpling Making with Dumpling King Leland Wong
Location: CHSA Learning Center
Come join dumpling master, Leland Wong, and learn how to make three types of dumplings; jiaozi, guotie and Xiaolongbao! Participants can stay to sample a few. Leland recently led his team, We Grew Up in San Francisco Chinatown, to win the judges’ “Best Dumpling” award at the Dumpling Wars II.
2-2:30pm Chinese Dragon Dance, led by Corey Chan of Kei Lun Martial Arts
Location: Joice Alley, Cameron House Yard
Immerse yourself in the dragon the way people have done for over a thousand years! Mythical dragons are regarded as the king of the beasts, associated with goodness and positivity, and are the most revered creatures in Chinese culture. Don’t miss this magical performance!
3-4pm Soul Line Dancing – Lesson by Bob and Leslie Chan
Location: CHSA Main Gallery
4-4:30pm Live Music by the Francis Wong Unit, featuring John-Carlos Perea, bass; Karen Stackpole, drums; Francis Wong, saxophone
Location: Cameron House Yard