Join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade for a full day of programs to welcome the Year of the Pig! Museum admission is FREE all day, so be sure to bring your friends and family to enjoy the many programs we have planned around the Year of the Pig festivities! Plus, enjoy free admission to our exhibitions: the groundbreaking Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion about the Chinese immigration story to the United States, and our newest exhibition Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women.
Schedule of Events
Performance by Kei Lun Martial Arts to help CHSA kick off the Chinese New Year’s celebration of the Year of the Pig.
Starts at 11am
Fierce Female Poets
Poets Flo Oy, Nellie Wong, and Genny Lim will read some of their latest poems for CHSA visitors, answering questions visitors may have and signing their latest books.
Chinese Zodiac Mural
Elaine Chu of Twin Walls Mural will lead CHSA visitors through a mural painting activity in commemoration of the Chinese New Year. The mural will be a celebration and interpretation of the Chinese Zodiac.
CHSA Learning Center
Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown
Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown is a coming of age story of a Chinese American girl at the turn of the twentieth century. Novelist Jeffrey Staley will reflect on his fourteen years of personal research into the history of Gum Moon and read excerpts from the novel.
Lunar New Year Parade VIP Viewing Party
Looking for a place to watch the Parade in the evening? Join our neighbors at the Chinese Culture Center for a viewing party at the Dr. Rolland and Kathryn Lowe Community Bridge (Portsmouth Square Bridge) in the heart of Chinatown. Celebrate and usher in the Year of the Boar with tasty bites, refreshments, entertainment, and exclusive access to the premier viewing location for the world-famous San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. (Separate ticket purchase required, contact Chinese Culture Center for details.)