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February 2021

Community Roundtable: Chinese New Year

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Join the CHSA Community for a roundtable discussion of topics that impact our community on the second Wednesday of each month! Even though the CHSA Museum may be physically closed, we hope to keep the community united during the time apart through our online discussions.  This month, we'll focus on the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, which begin on February 12th. Join fellow participants to discuss Chinese New Year memories, traditions, hopes for the new year, and plans to celebrate…

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Chinese New Year Celebration: SF Neon Chinatown Tour Part 1

February 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

This is a special presentation of the neon lights of San Francisco's Chinatown. SF Chinatown Neon Tour Part 1 will feature an introduction provided by the Chinese Historical Society of America with a focus on traditions for Chinese New Year in San Francisco. This intro will be followed by SF Neon's popular Chinatown neon tour. There is a wealth of vintage neon signs and history in the streets and alleys of Chinatown. This tour features legacy neighborhood businesses with neon…

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A Chinese New Year Celebration: American Chinese Restaurants

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Join CHSA and the authors of American Chinese Restaurants for our annual Chinese New Year Celebration. This newly published book includes case studies from the USA, Canada, Chile, and more to examine the historical and lived experiences of the Chinese restaurant. During this webinar, presenters will share their insights into small family businesses, historical racism, architecture, and growing up in an American Chinese restaurant. Additionally, presenters will also speak about the ramifications of Covid-19 on Chinese and Asian restaurants. We…

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Chinese New Year Celebration: SF Neon Chinatown Tour Part 2

February 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

This is a special presentation of the neon lights of San Francisco's Chinatown. SF Chinatown Neon Tour Part 2 will feature an introduction provided by the Chinese Historical Society of America with historical highlights about Chinese New Year in San Francisco. This intro will be followed by SF Neon's popular Chinatown neon tour. There is a wealth of vintage neon signs and history in the streets and alleys of Chinatown. This tour features legacy neighborhood businesses with neon signs that…

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Chinese New Year Children’s Program: Year of the Ox

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Join CHSA and author Oliver Chin for a children's program focusing on Chinese New Year. Participants will hear a reading of The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn. This popular annual children’s book series features the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year. This program is recommended for elementary-aged children, but all are welcome to join! Those joining will be entertained by Oliver's introduction to Chinese…

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