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.
Lunarfest 2019 Sponsors & Partners
A huge thank you to all of our Lunarfest 2019 sponsors and partners, especially our Festival Sponsor, Affinity Federal Credit Union and our Parade Sponsors, Town Green District and the City of New Haven.
Affinity Federal Credit Union
When you become a member of Affinity Federal Credit Union, you belong to something better – a community. With more than 20 branches, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly serving the tri-state area and ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size. With thousands of businesses, associations, clubs and individuals comprising the Affinity family, we are truly a community connected. Affinity members have access to a network of more than 5,600-shared branches and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. 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. From consumer and business banking services that include a full suite of deposit products, mobile and online banking, to auto, real estate, education and personal loans, Affinity offers the right tools for its members’ financial success. For more information, please visit affinityfcu.com and follow us on Facebook (AffinityFCU), Instagram (AffinityFCU) and Twitter (@AffinityFCU).
Town Green District
Town Green District is a business improvement district (BID) funded by a sur tax on property in Downtown New Haven which is used to fund special projects and improvements within the district’s boundaries. Our core programs include clean and safe, placemaking, economic prosperity, marketing and promotions, and advocacy.
City of New Haven
The mission of the Division of Arts, Culture and Tourism is to improve the quality of life for New Haven residents. By celebrating arts, culture and tourism, it becomes a catalyst for economic development, civic engagement and spiritual uplift. We assist, promote and encourage artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven.
Council on East Asian Studies
The Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) is Yale’s interdisciplinary hub for the study of all aspects of East Asia and its constituent peoples, cultures, and societies. For more than fifty years, its mission has been to support scholarship of the highest level across the humanities and social sciences, and to facilitate deeper understanding of the region at Yale and beyond.
New Haven Museum
Founded in 1862, the New Haven Museum stimulates inquiry, increases understanding and fosters appreciation of greater New Haven’s history and heritage.
The Yale-China Association (雅礼协会) inspires people to learn and serve together. Founded in 1901 by graduates of Yale University, we foster long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States.