Atlantans love a good old celebration and the Chinese New Year provides the perfect opportunity for just that. February 14 isn't just for Valentines this year; it also marks the beginning of the Year of The Tiger.
The National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) will hold a New Year buffet at the Canton House Restaurant (Buford Highway) on Saturday February 6, 2010 at 6:00pm. This is a reservation only event and tickets are selling like hot fortune cookies.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. For further details please visit www.naca-atlanta.org. Cost $35-75
Also on Saturday February 6, 2010, the Tzu Chi Foundation of Atlanta will perform the ushering in of the Lunar New Year blessing ceremony. This will take place at the Chinese Community Center located at 5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. The ceremony starts at 7:00pm but aim to be there at about 6:30pm. If requested, the blessing can be translated into English; call (770) 986-8669 for more details. Cost: free
The Chinese Cultural Center is hosting a two-day festival, February 13 and 14, 2010 10:00 am to 4:00pm. You can expect to see a dragon dance, Chinese opera performances and a traditional drum performance. But that’s not all. There will also be calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese arts and crafts and plenty of authentic food on sale. The Chinese Cultural Center is located at 5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. Call (770) 451-4456 for more information.
Cost: $5.00 per person- this includes a $2.00 vendor coupon to redeem inside the festival.
The Vietnamese Association of Greater Atlanta (VAC-GA) will host a 2010 TET New Year festival. This will take place on Saturday February 13, 2010 at 4:00pm through to 1:00am, and Sunday February 14, 2010 at 12:00pm through to 8:00pm. Sounds like a party! The venue for this shindig will be 5495 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross (next to the Hong Kong Supermarket).
Call (770) 256-1038 for details. Cost: $5.00 per ticket, per day.
The Confucius Institute of Atlanta will host a puppet show - ‘Tiger Tales’ on Wednesday February 17, 2010 at 4:30pm. Please visit http://confucius.emory.edu/ for more information.
The Lunar New Year banquet will be held on Thursday February 18, 2010 at 6:00pm at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel. Call the Chinese Community Center of Atlanta at (678) 694-7123 for details and pricing.
Hong Kong’s Chinese Windpipe Ensemble will perform at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Monday March 1, 2010 at 6:00pm.
For details, check out: http://www.hongkongatlanta.com/events.htm
Happy New Year!