Disclaimer: because of the close relationship the author has with the organizers and performers of this event, the article may be a little (or a lot) biased.
Even though the actual Lunar New Year (Year of the Horse!) has come and gone (the actual date was Jan. 30th, talking about “belated”), this Lunar New Year celebration last night co-hosted by almost all Asian student groups in Wesleyan still stirred up some festivity in this drizzly weather. Hosted annually, a Lunar New Year festival is becoming part of the Wesleyan tradition for most Asian students and for the entire Wesleyan community.
The ticket sale went very well, according to the organizer Tian Qiao ’15, one of the co-chairs of the Chinese Cultural Club, selling well beyond 100 tickets before the event. At $5, each person gets to enjoy a whole series of performances and a delicious meal. No wonder the event is sold out almost every year!
Decorated with red lanterns, Beckham hall was dressed in Chinese red, the classic color of Spring Festival. The sight of fesitivity coupled with the sweet smell of food instantly put smile on everyone’s face. A nice touch by the hosts, there were paper and scissors and scotch tapes on each table, with instructions on how to make a paper lantern. It was an easy and fun project, and taught the guests a little about this old Chinese craft. People experimented with it and chattered away as they waited for the show to begin.
Via Qianyu Wang ’15:
Come celebrate Lunar New Year! Even though the holiday has already passed, the Wesleyan community still hasn’t had a chance to properly celebrate! The show will feature awesome cultural performances and delicious home-cooked food. Be sure to not miss out on this fun event!
Tickets are being sold at Usdan during lunch and dinner Monday, 2/17, through Friday, 2/21. They’re $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Come one, come all!
Date: Friday, Feb 21st
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $5 in advance / $6 at the door
HMs Lynn Ma ’16 and Talia Baurer ’15 present to you this program:
Join us for a discussion led by Professor Vera Schwarcz of the History department on Jewish identity in China!!
Sponsored by the Bayit and Chinese House, this event will cover the “youtai of China as an example of enduring Jewish attachment in our time.” (VS)
Chinese food will be served for dinner!!!
Taken her class on this topic before? Never even knew Jews existed in China? It doesn’t matter how much you know! Come out and listen in for a little bit on this fascinating topic :)
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Place: The Bayit
From Lynn Ma ’16:
CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?!?! Chinese House invites you to the first program of the year (open to the entire Wes community) “SPICY FOOD CONTEST”!!! Chi House will serve some spicy dishes, inspired by distinct regional Chinese cuisines, and give out prizes to people who can handle the spiciness! The amount of food will be limited so arrive on time if you want to enter in the contest!
Date: Tomorrow, September 27th
Place: Chinese House, 34 Lawn Ave. (Across from the Butts)
Cost: Super free
From Xian Hui Ang ’15:
Instead of the Chinese movie stereotypes like “Kung Fu Hustle” or
“Shaolin Soccer”, Chinese House would like to present you “Still Life”
P/s: You’re gonna need some Kleenex with you.
When: Friday, April 26th, 7pm
Where: Exley 150 (Tishler Hall)
From Katherine Du ’14:
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with AAA, Chinese House, Japanese Hall, and Full House!
There will be:
make-your-own soba noodle bowl
Additionally, we will be lighting traditional lanterns. It will be a magical night!
Tickets will be handed out to the first 100 people at the event. Get there early – no ticket, no food!
Date: Saturday, September 29th
Place: Asian American House (107 High St)
Alecia Ng ’14 offers you afternoon delight:
Chinese House will be offering free dessert on House Hopping Day at 3 p.m.!
Desserts include: Sago with coconut milk, Red bean soup and Glutinous Rice balls with Red Bean!
Date: Sunday, Feb 26
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Chinese House, 34 Lawn Ave right across from the Butts
Julian Zhong ’14 hollas:
WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF DRAGON!!!!
This year, we are proud to present our Lunar New Year Cultural Show this coming Saturday (Feb 11)!
Delicious food such as roast pork, drunken chicken, and desserts will be served!
Tickets will be sold at Usdan from Monday to Friday 11.30am-1.30 and 5.30pm-7.30pm
Come Join Us to Celebrate one of the Best Festivals of the Year!!!!!
Brought to you by Chinese Cultural Club, Chinese House, Full House, Hong Kong Association, and Taiwanese Cultural Society.
Time: Saturday, Feb 11 6:00-8:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Price: $5 sold in Usdan, $6 at the door
Program houses at Wesleyan are AWESOME! And this list is going to tell you all about some of the awesome houses with spaces for the spring. It’s going to be overwhelming, but in a good way!
Good Thing To Note: The applications are due on this Friday, the 18th! GET THEM IN!
*Chinese House is on 34 Lawn Avenue, opposite the Butts*