New Haven, Connecticut
connecticut’s biggest lunar new year celebration
Lunarfest 2019: Year of the Pig
Lunarfest is a celebration of the Lunar New Year and Chinese culture, offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children throughout the city of New Haven and at Yale. Special events are programmed in January and February, but save the date for the big day on Saturday, February 16, 2019, which kicks off with a parade at 10:00AM down Whitney Avenue and Audubon Street (between Grove and Trumbull Street). Then head indoors to visit many or all of our venues with special activities and programs featuring food, art, music, literature, and dance.
Schedule of Events
Workshops, Activities & Performances
After the Lion and Dragon Dance Parade, visit one of Lunarfest’s eight indoor venues to learn more about Lunar New Year through arts and crafts, calligraphy workshops, Chinese music performances and more! See a small sampling of last year’s festivities below. For Lunarfest 2019 programming, see our full list here. Children attending this year’s events should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
shadow puppet shows
chinese dance workshops
taichi demonstration and class
lion dance from new york city chinatown
lunarfest 2019:year of the pig
Sponsors and Partners
Without the support of our sponsors, Lunarfest would not be Connecticut’s biggest Lunar New Year Celebration. We want to thank all our of sponsors but especially this year’s Festival Sponsor Affinity Federal Credit Union. For all our sponsors and partners, see the full list here.
Affinity Federal Credit Union
With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size. As a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Affinity’s products and services are designed to fit member needs, all while offering great rates and fewer fees. For more information, visit affinityfcu.com, and follow us on Facebook (AffinityFCU), Instagram (AffinityFCU) and Twitter (@AffinityFCU).