Lunar New Year Events 2024

Check out these event photos from the Denverite!

Join us for 6 weeks of fun and info-packed activities and classes you can dive into as we gear up for our annual Lunar New Year celebration! Scroll down for more information on all courses.

2024 Lunar New Year Workshops

Week 1: Year of the Dragon Art Classes

January 1-6, 2024

Kick off the Year of the Dragon with our lively Arts & Crafts Week 1, taking place on January 2, 3, and 6! Immerse yourself in creativity with engaging workshops covering dragon painting, lucky paper cutting, and lantern making. Special highlights include a captivating mythical story about the 12 animal zodiacs and an enchanting tale of the Lunar New Year. Join us for an immersive exploration and celebration of Asian artistic traditions!

Week 2: LNY Immersive Stories

January 7-13, 2024

Join a local artist to learn the art of painting an Asian landscape featuring a magnificent dragon. Don’t miss our special ‘Kung Fu Dumpling Class,’ where you’ll master 4-5 different ways to expertly fold dumplings, blending culinary arts with storytelling for an unforgettable experience. Discover the fascinating stories behind the lion dance and the rich traditions that accompany it. Witness a mesmerizing acrobatic performance by the lion dance group, providing insight into their training techniques.

Week 3: Holistic Health Courses

January 14-20, 2024

Explore well-being in Holistic Health Week 3. Immerse in Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese Medicine through workshops and expert-led sessions. Witness the seamless integration of ancient wisdom with modern healthcare insights, promoting balance and rejuvenation. Gain insights from masters, delve into traditions, and kickstart the year with good health. This week-long experience covers martial arts, acupuncture, calligraphy, and more—a comprehensive exploration of holistic well-being.

Week 4: LNY Culinary Traditions

January 21-27, 2024

Explore Asian flavors in Culinary Traditions Week 4. Join forces with local chefs in Denver as they showcase the art of crafting special dishes for the Lunar New Year. Participate in hands-on classes, creating treats like gimbap, mandu, and mochi. Connect with chefs, hear their stories, and bake with Food Network pastry experts. Immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of Asian cuisine—don’t miss out on this flavorful week!

Week 5: Culture and Traditions

January 28-February 3, 2024

Dive into Asian Traditions and Cultures during Week 5. Experience the vibrant Lion Dance, Chinese and Vietnamese Cultural Dances, and enlightening sessions on Feng Shui and Astrology. Explore Calligraphy with our famous artist and discover diverse holiday fashions. Join hands-on activities like decorating traditional Vietnamese Non-la hats. This week offers a unique chance to immerse yourself in rich traditions leading up to the Lunar New Year celebration.

Week 6: Lunar Street Market Fair

February 1-9, 2024, 10am – 6pm

Embrace the festive spirit and shop for the holidays as you explore an array of the finest fruits, flowers, decorations, and more, making this Lunar New Year truly special. Our market is not only a treasure trove of holiday essentials but also a culinary haven, featuring local vendors serving up the best in food, desserts, and drinks. Keep your eyes peeled for our vendor list, and join us in this bustling celebration of community, culture, and the joyous Lunar New Year festivities.

Week 7: Most Requested Classes I

February 10-16, 2024

Embark on a new year journey with our sought-after classes! Immerse in creative workshops, explore Asian flavors with local chefs, and uncover the stories behind traditions like lion dance and martial arts. Engage in Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese Medicine workshops for balance and rejuvenation. Join cultural dances, Feng Shui, Astrology, and Calligraphy sessions. Don’t miss the Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 25th – a celebration-filled year awaits! 🎉

Week 8: Most Requested Classes II

February 17-23, 2024

Embark on a new year journey with our sought-after classes! Immerse in creative workshops, explore Asian flavors with local chefs, and uncover the stories behind traditions like lion dance and martial arts. Engage in Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese Medicine workshops for balance and rejuvenation. Join cultural dances, Feng Shui, Astrology, and Calligraphy sessions. Don’t miss the Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 25th – a celebration-filled year awaits! 🎉

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Today was amazing day to celebrate and to warm up with Tai Chi demonstration and educational self defense class for world of Tai Chi day. Thank you to Denver Tai Chi Project at Living Younger Longer Institute, Denver Shaolin Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute for hosting an amazing workshop. ... See MoreSee Less

Today was amazing day to celebrate and to warm up with Tai Chi demonstration and educational self defense class for world of  Tai Chi day. Thank you to Denver Tai Chi Project at Living Younger Longer Institute, Denver Shaolin Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute for hosting an amazing workshop.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Save the date and join us for our next event CO-KON K-pop Battle & Random Play Dance
April 13th, from 12–4pm🇰🇷So excited for @thecoloradokpopper to have at CO-KON's Kpop Battle & RPD! Come visit their table and know more about their cupsleeve events.

Our wonderful friend, Seaun, will be our photographer for the event. Learn more about the photography work he does, and look forward to his pictures! Come dressed up for pictures and shine!

#cokon #kpopbattle2024 #rpd #randomplaydance #connect #cupsleeve #photography #vendor #kpopcompetition #kpop
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Save the date and join us for our next event  CO-KON K-pop Battle & Random Play Dance
April 13th, from 12–4pm

This was so wonderful to connect with the community to listen to all the memories that this district provided for the families that grew up in our district of Little Saigon Denver CO. Thank you to Colorado Asian Pacific United - CAPU & History Colorado for listening and sharing our community memories and stories for this project. We can’t wait to tell the community more about the Little Saigon project that will be displayed at the museum. Thank you to Lindsey from Rocky Mountain PBS for capturing all the moments and from the memory workshop.

Joie Nikita Ha, Ivy Ha, Gil Asakawa, Fion Surges, Far East Center, Far East Center Lunar New Year

Read the article here:
www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/little-saigon-denver/
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Far East Center Lunar New Year

Share your memories of the Little Saigon District! Colorado Asian Pacific United has been recording oral histories from Vietnamese, Chinese and Latino residents, immigrants and refugees of all ages and generations who live in Denver and have shopped, dined, gathered and grown up in the stretch of South Federal Blvd. from Alameda to Mississippi, which is now called Little Saigon. Colorado Asian Pacific United - CAPU is going to host two Community Memory Workshops gathering our interviewees as well as the public -- YOU -- to join us and share YOUR stories of Little Saigon. When did you first come to the area? What's your favorite food there? Do you attend the many celebrations now hosted by the Far East Center there? We'll feed attendees, and ask you to bring memories and artifacts like photographs that we can scan. The project will be part of History Colorado's Museum of Memory.

2 EVENT DATES AVAILABLE
MARCH 16TH & 23RD
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Please sign up on EventBright so we can prepare the room and food for everyone who plans to attend:
Here's more information:
bit.ly/littlesaigonCMW

Little Saigon Denver CO., Far East Center, Truong An Gifts, History Colorado, Gil Asakawa, Joie Ha. Joanne Liu
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Share your memories of the Little Saigon District! Colorado Asian Pacific United has been recording oral histories from Vietnamese, Chinese and Latino residents, immigrants and refugees of all ages and generations who live in Denver and have shopped, dined, gathered and grown up in the stretch of South Federal Blvd. from Alameda to Mississippi, which is now called Little Saigon. Colorado Asian Pacific United - CAPU  is going to host two Community Memory Workshops gathering our interviewees as well as the public -- YOU -- to join us and share YOUR stories of Little Saigon. When did you first come to the area? Whats your favorite food there? Do you attend the many celebrations now hosted by the Far East Center there? Well feed attendees, and ask you to bring memories and artifacts like photographs that we can scan. The project will be part of History Colorados Museum of Memory.

2 EVENT DATES AVAILABLE 
MARCH 16TH & 23RD
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Please sign up on EventBright so we can prepare the room and food for everyone who plans to attend: 
Heres more information: 
https://bit.ly/littlesaigonCMW

Little Saigon Denver CO., Far East Center, Truong An Gifts, History Colorado, Gil Asakawa, Joie Ha. Joanne Liu
3 months ago
Far East Center Lunar New Year

Our friends at Denver Kung Fu is hosting a free class for kids. Master Ely is amazing. Sign your kids up and learn some Wing Chun Martial arts.Starting this Saturday, March 9th, Denver Kung Fu is excited to kick off its young pandas class welcoming ages 7-14. To learn more and sign up for a FREE class visit:

www.denverkungfu.com/page/young-pandas-class

Class size is limited, don't wait.

#vingtsunkungfu #youngpandas #kungfu #martialarts #yipman #moytung #denver
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Our friends at Denver Kung Fu is hosting a free class for kids. Master Ely is amazing. Sign your kids up and learn some Wing Chun Martial arts.

Share your memories of the Little Saigon District! Colorado Asian Pacific United has been recording oral histories from Vietnamese, Chinese and Latino residents, immigrants and refugees of all ages and generations who live in Denver and have shopped, dined, gathered and grown up in the stretch of South Federal Blvd. from Alameda to Mississippi, which is now called Little Saigon. CAPU is going to host two Community Memory Workshops gathering our interviewees as well as the public -- YOU -- to join us and share YOUR stories of Little Saigon. When did you first come to the area? What's your favorite food there? Do you attend the many celebrations now hosted by the Far East Center there? We'll feed attendees, and ask you to bring memories and artifacts like photographs that we can scan. The project will be part of History Colorado's Museum of Memory.

Please sign up on EventBright so we can prepare the room and food for everyone who plans to attend!
www.eventbrite.com/e/little-saigon-community-memory-workshops-tickets-846628186697

Here's more info:
www.facebook.com/events/376706741834239/376706748500905?ref=newsfeed
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Share your memories of the Little Saigon District! Colorado Asian Pacific United has been recording oral histories from Vietnamese, Chinese and Latino residents, immigrants and refugees of all ages and generations who live in Denver and have shopped, dined, gathered and grown up in the stretch of South Federal Blvd. from Alameda to Mississippi, which is now called Little Saigon. CAPU is going to host two Community Memory Workshops gathering our interviewees as well as the public -- YOU -- to join us and share YOUR stories of Little Saigon. When did you first come to the area? Whats your favorite food there? Do you attend the many celebrations now hosted by the Far East Center there? Well feed attendees, and ask you to bring memories and artifacts like photographs that we can scan. The project will be part of History Colorados Museum of Memory.

Please sign up on EventBright so we can prepare the room and food for everyone who plans to attend!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-saigon-community-memory-workshops-tickets-846628186697

Heres more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/376706741834239/376706748500905?ref=newsfeed

Who is excited for the new @KungFuPanda movie coming out next month? Stop by @truongangifts to pick up some fun movie items! While supplies last. #kungfupanda 4 hits theaters March 8!

***5 lucky family will win 4 pack pre-screening movie tickets!!! We got so busy we forgot to raffle off tickets at the event today. Thank you everyone that has been a part of this Year of the Dragon Initiative- 2 months of immersive workshops, Lunar Market pop-up, Lunar New Year celebration, and the closing ceremony Dragon Parade. We are so grateful for everyone's support. Happy Year of the Dragon! 🐉

📣Pre-screening on March 5th at 6pm.
(Location will be given to winner and ticket pickup information)

Tag a friend and like our page Far East Center. In the comment below, answer a question...
How did you celebrate Lunar New Year this year? Extra kudo points to grab our attention... share a picture from our event.

5 random followers will be picked to go to the movie. Each winner will get 4 ticket family package. We will choose winner by Wednesday.

@dreamworks
@fareastcenter
@feclunarnewyear
@truongangifts
@kungfupanda
@alliedglobalmarketing

Littlesaigondenver.com

#lunarnewyear #LunarNewYear2024 #YearOfTheDragon #yearofthedragoninitiative #fareastcenter #westwoodevents #dragondance #liondance #truongangifts #littlesaigondenverco #denvercolorado #denverevents #CommunityEvents #familyfriendlyevent #foodevents #LNY2024 #dragon2024 #newswed #dedo #denverfreefun #chinesenewyear #vietnamesenewyear #vivawestwood
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Who is excited for the new @KungFuPanda movie coming out next month? Stop by @truongangifts to pick up some fun movie items! While supplies last. #KungFuPanda 4 hits theaters March 8!

***5 lucky family will win 4 pack pre-screening movie tickets!!! We got so busy we forgot to raffle off tickets at the event today. Thank you everyone that has been a part of this Year of the Dragon Initiative- 2 months of immersive workshops, Lunar Market pop-up, Lunar New Year celebration, and the closing ceremony Dragon Parade. We are so grateful for everyones support. Happy Year of the Dragon! 🐉

📣Pre-screening on March 5th at 6pm. 
(Location will be given to winner and ticket pickup information) 

Tag a friend and like our page Far East Center. In the comment below, answer a question... 
How did you celebrate Lunar New Year this year? Extra kudo points to grab our attention... share a picture from our event. 

5 random followers will be picked to go to the movie. Each winner will get 4 ticket family package.  We will choose winner by Wednesday. 

@dreamworks 
@fareastcenter 
@feclunarnewyear 
@truongangifts 
@kungfupanda 
@alliedglobalmarketing 

Littlesaigondenver.com 

#lunarnewyear #lunarnewyear2024 #yearofthedragon #yearofthedragoninitiative #fareastcenter #westwoodevents #dragondance #liondance #truongangifts #littlesaigondenverco #denvercolorado #denverevents #communityevents #familyfriendlyevent #foodevents #LNY2024 #dragon2024 #newswed #dedo #denverfreefun #chinesenewyear #vietnamesenewyear #vivawestwoodImage attachment

JOIN US FOR THE CLOSING CEREMONY!
February 25th, 2024

10:00-11:30 Lantern making with red envelopes.
(Bring your recycled red envelopes and join the fun)
11:30 Kids Fashion Show
(Dress up and join our kid's fashion show)
11:45 Official Recognition for the Historical Landmark. With invited guest speakers and the Luong Family
12:00 Dragon Lantern Parade
(Bring a lantern or make your lantern and parade around then plaza with us. Light up your path and roll your luck for an auspicious beginning to start your year.)

We will have FREE face painting, Kung Fu Panda prizes, and Swag. We will also have 5 packs of pre-screening movie tickets to give away to the best Lantern.

There is 1 lucky winner who will win $500 Horseshoe Casino Blackhawk staycation package.
(2-night stay in junior suite, $150 food credit, $50 match play) To be entered to win this package. Come and have fun, take pictures and tag us @fareastcenter #fareastcenter @feclunarnewyear

The winner will be announced 1 week after submitting and tagging us. Winner announced by March 1st 2024.

Follow our pages for updates
Far East Center
Far East Center Lunar New Year
Little Saigon Denver CO.
Truong An Gifts

Littlesaigondenver.com

#lunarnewyear #lunarnewyear2024 #yearofthedragon #yearofthedragoninitiative #fareastcenter #westwoodevents #dragondance #liondance #truongangifts #littlesaigondenverco #denvercolorado #denverevents #communityevents #familyfriendlyevent #foodevents #LNY2024 #dragon2024 #newswed #dedo #denverfreefun #chinesenewyear #vietnamesenewyear #vivawestwood

Our Lunar New Year sponsors and partners:
Newsed Community Development Corporation
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
ACC - Asian Chamber of Commerce
Councilwoman Jamie Torres
History Colorado
Historic Denver
Horseshoe Black Hawk
Allied Global Marketing
Denver's Lucky District 7
Denver Police Department
Denverite
Colorado Public Radio
Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association
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