Lunar New Year 2016 Kick-Off Celebration & Restaurant Discounts

Join us for Squirrel Hill’s Lunar New Year Kick-Off event on February 6th from 1-5 pm. Bring the entire family to experience this celebration of Chinese and Asian cultures! Enjoy Steel Dragon Lion Dancers, Taiko Drummers, singing, dancing, instrumental performances, and more. Watch and learn with demonstrations of origami, dumpling making, and calligraphy. You’ll also find plenty of crafts for the kids, including making paper lanterns. This event is free; food will be available for purchase.

Schedule of Stage Performances – Levinson Hall, JCC-  February 6th

1:15 Pittsburgh Chinese School Cultural Choir
1:30 Steel Dragon Lion Dancers
2:00 Oom Yung Doe, Traditional Martial Arts
2:10 Pittsburgh Chinese School Chinese Folk Dance
2:30 Yanlai Dance Academy
2:40 OCA Pittsburgh/Tsu Chi Academy – Chinese YoYo & Chinese Lion Dance
3:00 Silk Elephant Thai Dancers
3:15 Ai-Lin Chen on Guzheng, a musical instrument performance
3:30 Lydia Music Center
3:45 OCA Cultural Youth Performance
4:00 Unsuk Dance with Susan Goelz
4:15 Pittsburgh Taiko Drummers

All times are approximate and subject to change


Don’t forget to pick up your Restaurant Passport! 

February 6th through the 21st, Squirrel Hill is celebrating the Year of the Fire Monkey with family-friendly events that showcase the culture of our Chinese American neighbors with the Passport to Asian Eats.
Use the Passport to Asian Eats to enjoy 10% off a visit to each of the 14 participating Squirrel Hill restaurants during the 2 week celebration.


Participating restaurants and eateries include:
* Bangkok Balcony
* Chengdu Gourmet
* Dobra Tea
* Everyday Noodles
* How Lee
* New Dumpling House
* Pink Box Bakery Cafe
* Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi
* Sichuan Gourmet
* Silk Elephant
* Sukhothai Bistro
* Sun Penang
* Tân Lac Viên Vietnamese Bistro
* Té Café


Passports are free and will be available in the program of the February 6 Kick-Off Celebration at the JCC! You can also pick one up at participating restaurants while supplies last!

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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