Ring in the Year of the Dog with Long Island Chinese American Association’s annual Lunar New Year celebration that showcases the diversity, splendor and richness of the Chinese culture. The live on-stage performance will feature Chinese folk music, lion dance, face-changing opera and martial arts presented by internationally-acclaimed artists including Global Music Award winner musician and Guinness World Records holder acrobat.

 

 

 

Pre-show events in the Atrium feature the tasting of delicious authentic Chinese cuisine sold by restaurants highly-appraised by the New York Times. Post-show events include live demo and exhibits of traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, sugar painting, and dough sculpture presented by Master artists featured in ABC, MSNBC and the New York Times. You will also have a hands-on experience of traditional Chinese crafts including lantern making, paper cutting, painting, shadow theater play and some traditional Chinese games.

 

 

The celebration offers a unique opportunity for you and your family to enjoy the festival spirit of Lunar New Year in Long Island, a traditional holiday that has been celebrated for more than 4000 years. Whether this is your first experience or a family tradition, you will find much to discover and celebrate at this authentic Lunar New Year Celebration!

12 noon – 1:30PM: Food available for purchase

1:30PM – 4:00PM: on-stage performance in theater

4:00PM – 6:00PM: Post-show activities and talent show

Location: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548

Time: February 25th, 2018 (Sunday), 12PM - 6PM

Ticket price: $18, $28, $38, $88 (see bottom how to buy tickets)

About the Lunar New Year Celebration in Long Island:

The Lunar New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) celebrations have been held in most parts of East Asia for over 4,000 years. This is a holiday to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors, say goodbye to the previous year and look forward to the new year and pray for good harvest. Most importantly, family and friends are getting together to celebrate and share the wishes and happiness with each other.

The 2016 and 2017 Lunar New Year Celebrations hosted by LICAA attracted several thousands of locals from Long Island and metro New Year Area as well as tourists. The events were a huge success and were reported by mainstream media including Newsday and local TV networks.

 

 

Selected News Coverage by Newsday

 

This year, we will hold the Lunar New Year celebration in the Tilles Center for the Performing Art, which is the premier concert hall in Long island and will give audience an exceptional experience.

Selected Introduction of On-stage Performance

-          Traditional lion dance by the oldest Chinese culture association in Long Island;

-          Music composition of traditional Chinese instruments by Feifei Yang, dual 2017 Global Music Award Winner (FemaleVocalist & Popular Music) who has performed at notable venues and institutions including the United NationsTime Square Countdown Stage, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, CBS and others;

-          The Sichuan “Face-changing” Opera by Zuhua Liao. The “face-changing” opera is one of the old secretive performance arts in China. Performer can change his multiple face masks almost in the blink of an eye. Mr. Liao will present his secret stunts;

-          Acrobatics by Lina Liu, world-renowned acrobat who has performed in many of the world’s prestigious venues including the British Royal Opera House, the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris and others. She is also a Guinness world record holder of umbrella juggling;

-          Martial Arts by students of Master Sitan Chen, the Tai Chi World Championship winner . They also performed on the same stage with Jet Li in the United Nations in 2017;

-          Song by Lingyan Zhou,award winning Chinese sopranos who performed on China’s national Lunar New Year’s Gala watched by more than 1.3 billion TV audience;

-          Song by Deng Gao, famous Mongolian singer whose song will transform you to Shangri-La;

-          Traditional Chinese dance by Yixin Cui, winner of Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant.

-          Peking opera “the drunken beauty” by Nuo Dai, award-winning Peking Opera artist

 

How to buy tickets

Electronic ticket:

1. Tilles Center: http://tillescenter.org/event/2018-lunar-new-year-celebration/

2. Yapsody: http://licaa.yapsody.com/event/index/189141/2018-lunar-new-year-celebration

Note that tickets sold at Yapsody.com have no ticketmaster processing fees.  

Paper ticket:

1. Buy tickets at Tilles Center Box office in person

2. Order by phone, Tilles Center Box office 516-299-3100, $4 surcharge (tickets to be mailed)