Lunar New Year Festival

We're entering the Year of the Tiger and you're invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year virtually with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council in partnership with the Summit Area YMCA and the Han Academy!

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2022 Event Details

The Lunar New Year, most commonly associated with the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, typically falls sometime between January 21 and February 20 annually. Lunar New Year 2022 is on February 1, and this year it is the Year of the Tiger. In addition to being observed in China, it is celebrated throughout Asia, including South Korea and Singapore. In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is known as Tết. In the U.S., though, it is most commonly associated with what is often called Chinese New Year.

 

Join us in a Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration for 2022!

Join us online for the wonderful lion dance presented by Garden State Lions of the Murray Hill Chinese School, cultural snack tasting, demonstrations, performances and more! Registrants will be emailed the virtual link prior to the event. 

EVENT GIFT BAGS FOR THE FIRST 100 PARTICIPANTS

Be part of the Lunar New Year celebration by participating with us! Join us in creating fun crafts and learn about the significance of the Year of the Tiger, create your own origami, and try out some cultural snacks along with our presenters and MC's of the night! After you register for the event, you will be instructed to pickup a gift bag with all the supplies and necessary items you'll need to participate throughout the night. But hurry - if you would like to be part of the action, gift bags are first come, first serve! Make sure to register for the event at the link above to claim your gift bag! 

Be sure not to open the gift bag until instructed to do so during the virtual event! Participants will be given instructions on how to pick up their gift bags after registering for the event. Pickup locations include the Berkeley Heights YMCA and two other local areas pick up days are on Thursday, February 3 or Friday, February 4.

Care Package Collection Drive - Through January 29

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and its tradition in honoring our elders and ancestors, the Summit Area YMCA is partnering with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, Han Academy, and Giving Back to make 150 care packages for Seniors in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit. Donation drop-off bins are located at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA.

Items Needed:

  • Travel size lotions

  • Travel size hand sanitizers

  • Lip balms or chapstick

  • Pocket size tissues

  • Fuzzy socks

  • Sanitizer wipes

  • Foot scrubs

  • Individually wrapped specialty tea bags 

  • Decks of cards 

  • Books

  • Sudoku puzzles

Drop Off Locations

Berkeley Heights YMCA
59 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Donation bin located in the lobby

Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901
Donation bin located at the back entrance of the Summit YMCA (near Cedar Street).

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Watch the Livestream of the 2021 Event