For the second year, Squirrel Hill will be celebrating Lunar New Year for two weeks, beginning with a kick-off celebration on Saturday, January 28th from 1 to 5pm at the Jewish Community Center. Year of the Rooster Kick-Off Celebration Proposed Program (subject to change). 1:00 Welcome and Lunar New Year Proclamation by Councilman Dan Gilman 1:10 Gong Lung (Steel Dragon) Kung Fu Lion Dance Team 1:30 OCA Pittsburgh/Tzu Chi Academy / Chinese YoYo & Chinese Lion Dance 1:45 Pittsburgh HaiHua Youth Orchestra /New Spring, an original composition 2:00 Pittsburgh Chinese School (PCS)/Happy New Year Dance 2:10 Oom Yung Doe Martial Arts 2:25 The Instrumental Ensemble led by Qixia Qu 瞿琪霞 of Kunshan Contemporary Kunqu Theatre / Kunqu Opera 昆山当代昆剧院 2:35 Win-Win Kung Fu Cultural Center 2:50 YanLai Dance Academy/ Roseate Clouds Chasing the Moon 3:00 Elegant Breeze Dance Ensemble/ Blue Elegance 3:10 OCA Youth Performance Ensemble /The Banquet Dance 3:20 Yan Lai Dance Academy / The Memory of Wa 3:30 Elegant Breeze Dance Ensemble / QiPao Fashion Show 太湖美 3:40 Ai-Lin Chen on Guzheng The Rainbow Sisters 虹彩妹妹 New Year Flower Drum Song 花鼓迎春 (凤阳花鼓) Beautiful Flower Under the Full Moon 花好月圆 Purple Bamboo Melody 紫竹调 Picking Tea Leaves and Chasing Butterfly 采茶扑蝶 3:55 PCCC Xiao Ping Guo 小萍果 / The HuoHuo Girl Sees the Red Mountain 火火姑娘➕又见山里 4:05 Silk Elephant Thai Dancers 4:15 CMU K-Pop Dance Club / Navillera by G-Friend 4:25 Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh Dance Troupe Malong Janggay Salakot Banga 4:40 Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh 4:50 Michael Bartley, Concluding Remarks Throughout the building, attendees can enjoy free arts and crafts for the kids including calligraphy, origami, making hand-drums (for the parade of course!), and more. There will be door prizes and free give aways from our sponsors. There will also be delicious, authentic Asian food savory and sweet for sale. In addition to the activities inside the JCC, two teams of lion dancers will be visiting and blessing our merchants on Forbes and Murray from 10am to 3pm. Year of the Rooster Parade Two weeks later, the festivities will culminate with the second annual Lunar New Year parade. At 11am on Sunday, February 12, more than 30 groups will begin their march at Murray Avenue and Phillips. The route will continue up Murray Avenue and conclude at Forbes and Murray. Between these two events, all of Pittsburgh is invited to celebrate Lunar Near Year in Squirrel Hill, where participating Asian restaurants will be offering specials. The Carnegie Library will also feature a special selection of books and events for the Year of the Fire Rooster. Get your Year of the Fire Rooster T-Shirt! Once your order is placed, you can pick up your shirt 24-hours later at Little’s Shoes on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Shirts cannot be shipped or delivered. You can also pick up your shirt during the Lunar New Year Parade at the Uncover Squirrel Hill tent on Murray Avenue. Adult T-Shirt: $15 Select Size: Adult SmallAdult Medium Once your order is placed, you can pick up your shirt 24-hours later at Little’s Shoes on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Shirts cannot be shipped or delivered. You can also pick up your shirt during the Lunar New Year Parade at the Uncover Squirrel Hill tent on Murray Avenue.