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2015 Chinatown Celebration Events

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Chinatown New Year Banquet
Place: Sang Kee Peking Duck House
Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Description: An opportunity to experience Chinese New Year and immerse yourself in the traditions of food, family and culture. On this first week of the Lunar New Year, celebrate the Year of the Sheep, with a traditional 10-course banquet accompanied by cultural performances and an emcee to narrate the night. For details, click here.

Chinatown Rings in the Chinese New Year:
Midnight Lion Dance Performance

Place: 10th and Race Street
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 11:30 p.m.
Description: On the eve of Lunar New Year, say goodbye to the Year of the Horse and usher in the Year of the Sheep with firecrackers at the Chinese New Year Midnight Parade. Follow the Philadelphia Suns lion dancers as they bestow good luck and good fortune upon the businesses in Chinatown.

Chinese Year of the Sheep Parade:
The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade

Place: Starts at 10th and Spring Street
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Description: The Lunar New Year festivities will continue throughout Chinatown with firecrackers, martial arts performances, the Philadelphia Suns’ lion dance, and so much more to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Greater Philadelphia Region Events:

Spring Festival Gala
Place: Irvine Auditorium, 34 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA
Event: Hosted by Upenn, Drexel, Temple, and St. Joseph University.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
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Chinese Heritage School of New Jersey
Place: 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Event: 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Time: TBA
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Chinese School of South Jersey
Place: Carusi Middle School, Cherry Hill, NJ
Event: Chinese New Year Celebration
Date: Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
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International House of Philadelphia
Place: 3701 Chestnut Street, 19104
Event: 15th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: Friday February 20th, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
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Main Line Chinese Culture Center
Place: Great Valley High School in Malvern
Event: MLCCC’s Chinese New Year Free Community Gala
Date: Sunday, January 22nd, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Penn Museum
Place: 3260 South Street, 19104
Event: World Culture Day: Chinese New Year Celebration
Date: Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Philadelphia Free Library – Independence Branch
Place: 18 S. 7th Street, 19106
Event: Celebrate Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Sheep!
Date: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm
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Great Wall Chinese School
Place: Upper Merion Area High School Auditorium, 19406
Event: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
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