The Chinese Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, with a traditional lion dance procession along Whitney Avenue, from Grove to Temple streets. The Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s famed dance troupe will wend its way past the specialty shops and restaurants of Whitney Avenue, bringing good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members.
From 1 to 4 p.m., the festivities will continue on March 2 with a wide array of hands-on Chinese arts and culture workshops set in two separate locations: Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave.) and the New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave.). There will be a special performance by EastRiver Ensemble at the New Haven Museum at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.
On Sunday, March 3, activities will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave.). Events are free, registration is required. To register and view the schedule of events: www.yalechina.org/snake.