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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey

February 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Year of the Monkey 2016 - by Amy Lam for CHSA Museum Save the date February 20, 2016 for our annual Lunar New Year celebrations! Join us on parade day for a full day of exhibits, programs, and performances at the CHSA Museum.

We’ll be opening the museum with a dragon dance performance by Corey Chan and Kei Lun Martial Arts.

Rosemary Gong will also be joining us for a presentation called “The Festive and Fortuitous Foods of the Chinese New Year.” She will be covering traditional banquet dishes and good fortune dumplings while decoding the significance and meaning behind the foods of the celebration to get us started for the Year of the Monkey.

This event is FREE ADMISSION!

12:15 Dragon dance
2:00 Rosemary Gong talk
Crafts table all day!


Photo by Joyce Yokomizo

 Rosemary Gong is a third-generation Chinese American. Born and raised in California, she and her family were the only Asians in their Central Valley town, school, and church. A graduate of San Jose State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, she moved to San Francisco to join Saatchi and Saatchi Corporate Communications Group. Chinatown was her choice of residence—just around the corner from her grandparents. There, she developed an affinity for the places and the customs inherent in her culture. Rosemary shamefully admits her Chinese vocabulary totals around 29 words. Thus, she considers one of her greatest achievements to be ordering a plate of noodles in her native Cantonese. You can find out more about Gong and her work on goodlucklife.com.
We would like to ask those attending Rosemary Gong’s talk to please RSVP! Seating is limited.


February 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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