Press release: Celebrate New Year’s at the Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum will hold the fourth annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. celebrating Year of the Horse. Admission to the events, performances, crafts, demonstrations, and museum galleries is free and open to the public.


For the fourth year in a row, Pacific Asia Museum invites the community to a pan-Asian celebration of Lunar New Year, a holiday celebrated by many cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands. A tented mainstage in the museum’s parking lot will feature performances representing Asian cultures including China, Japan, Korea and more. The event will also feature activities, crafts and food trucks throughout the museum and in the tented parking lot, and visiting artists from China will demonstrate a variety of traditional art forms. A full schedule will be available at


For the third time, a delegation of artists and performers from China will participate in the Lunar New Year Festival. This group will be appearing as part of their tour Happy Chinese New Year: Zhejiang Cultural Festival, made possible by Zhejiang Province and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles and ICN TV Network. Special thanks to media sponsor KPCC.


About Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.
Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

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