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Oakland Chinatown Lantern Festival

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Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

It’s Oakland Chinatown’s time to shine in the Year of the Rabbit ! Together let’s support Chinatown by helping small businesses stay open in the evenings and reclaiming an atmosphere of safety for the community.

Join us in lighting the way forward for Oakland Chinatown’s brighter future as we celebrate 元宵節 (Mandarin: Yuan Xiao Jie, Cantonese: Jyun Siu Zit) or the Lantern Festival which is the final celebration of Lunar New Year festivities on the 15th day.

When: Sunday, February 5, 2022 3 – 8 PM

Where: Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 9th St, Oakland Chinatown

AAPI Healers for Liberation will showcase makers, healers, and performers

Civic Design Studio will light up the plaza with art displays and lanterns

Dine and shop at Pacific Renaissance Plaza and stop by the Cut Fruit Collective booth to win prizes

🥢 Check out Oakland Bloom’s booths featuring immigrant chefs from their incubator program

Activities curated by AAPI Healers for Liberation:

  • Intergenerational Storytelling Circle – facilitated by Sasanna Yee
  • 1-hour Self-Defense Workshop – facilitated by Fei da Costa
  • Participatory Mural – facilitated by Elaine Chu of Twin Walls Mural Company
  • Reiki and Oracle Readings – facilitated by Danielle Hirokane
  • Oracle Readings and Coaching by Maria Javier-Rosales

Featured artists and makers: Moments Cooperative & Community Space, Teaphile, Felicia Liang, Slumptown Co., Caoculator, StormCloud Press, Menmin Made, Chanamon Shop, A Worm Friend, Shawna Chan, A&M Patisserie, Big Boi Mochi, That Hausa Vegan, Mother and Daughters, Prima’s Corner, Blind Gurl Bakery

Performances by: Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy, Giovanna Lomanto, King Lotus Boy

Tunes provided by: YiuYiu 瑤瑤 and Lower Grand Radio

Thank you to our sponsors: East Bay Community Fund, Wellington Property Company, CMA Asset Managers, Inc., Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, and Oaklandish

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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