Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Tiger



Join OMCA for our 21st annual Lunar New Year Celebration as we welcome in the Year of the Tiger and explore the shared connections between the diverse Asian cultures of the Bay Area. This year’s family friendly program will include both virtual and in-person offerings that celebrate and honor Lunar New Year traditions through storytelling, performances, activities, cooking demonstrations, and more. We’re also holding space for our AAPI communities to come together and uplift each other with both in-person and virtual healing circles, facilitated by Lotus Awakens.

Free Virtual Lunar New Year Activities

Tuesday, January 25, 12 pm: Dumpling Cooking Demonstration 
Whet your appetite with an at-home cooking demonstration from OMCA’s own Linda Jia as she shares her delicious dumpling recipe. Dumplings are a traditional Lunar New Year dish, symbolizing wealth and good luck for the upcoming year.

Tuesday, February 1: Shadow Puppet Art ActivityLink coming soon
Gather the entire family together at home for a hands-on art activity. Following a virtual demonstration by OMCA’s Leslie Cheng, use your creative imagination as you learn how to make your own shadow puppet to tell your own stories exploring themes of strength, bravery, and resilience, representing the Year of the Tiger. Download your kit virtually, or pick it up in person during the community celebration on February 5.

Tuesday, February 8: Virtual Healing Circle
6:30-7:30 pm
In response to the ongoing incidents of violence targeting the AAPI community, join us virtually to connect and reflect together in a healing circle facilitated by Lotus Awakens featuring co-facilitators Lotus Wong and Christine Juang.

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In Person Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 5, 12–3 pm 
Gather with us on OMCA’s campus to ring in the Year of the Tiger together! Families will enjoy story time with author Oliver Chin, who recently launched a new graphic novel series Awesome Asian Americans. Don’t miss the popular Toishan Benevolent Association Lion Dancers, live music by the coveted Gamelan Sekar Jaya and award-winning Vân-Ánh Võ, take-home art activities, food truck bites, and more. In response to the ongoing incidents of violence targeting the AAPI community, all are welcome to join a special healing circle facilitated by Lotus Awakens.  

All activities are included with Museum admission. Capacity is limited. Please review OMCA’s Safe Community Agreements (see below) in advance of your visit. In the event of rain, these outdoor event will be canceled. 

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Schedule of Events:

(Subject to Change)

  • 12–3 pm Off the Grid Food Trucks (10th St), Art Kit Table (Koi Pond), Book Signing with Oliver Chin following the 12 pm Storytime (Store)
  • 12 pm Storytime with Oliver Chin 
  • 12:30 pm Toishan Benevolent Association Lion Dancers 
  • 1 pm Musical performance by Vân-Ánh Võ 
  • 1:30 pm Musical performance by Gamelan Sekar Jaya 
  • 2 pm AAPI healing circle with Lotus Awakens (all are welcome)

*All performances are subject to change. Performances will take place in the Amphitheater; capacity is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

As of February 1, 2022, following the Oakland City Council emergency ordinance, OMCA will require proof of vaccination for individuals over 12 years of age for all onsite activities. This includes access to our galleries and special exhibitions, programs, events in the theater, cafe, and garden. For unvaccinated individuals, a document from a licensed medical professional verifying a medical exemption and a recent negative test (within 72 hours) will also be accepted for entry to the Museum.

Adults are required to show proof of vaccination along with their photo ID; children ages 12 and older and students on K-12 field trips must show proof of vaccination but are not required to provide an ID. Masks are also required for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status, when not eating or drinking on OMCA’s campus.

Thank you for helping us protect each other and our community!

OMCA Festivals are made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women’s Board.


歡迎您來參加我們第二十一屆的農曆新年慶祝會,共同迎接虎年的到來,並探索灣區多種不同亞洲文化之間共有的關聯。今年我們針對家庭策劃的活動包括網上和親自到場的活動,透過說故事、表演、活動、烹飪展示等等來慶祝與發揚農曆新年的傳統。我們還將為我們的亞裔美國人/太平洋島美國人(AAPI)社區提供空間,透過親自到場和網上參與由Lotus Awakens主持的療癒圈,讓大家歡聚一堂並互相勉勵。







為了應對發生於AAPI社區的持續暴力事件,請上網加入我們,一同在由 Lotus Awakens主持的療癒圈表達我們對這些事件的態度和感受。



下午12 – 3點

讓我們共同在OMCA園區歡聚迎接虎年的到來吧!全家人聆聽並享受作家陳曜豪(Oliver Chin)的故事時間,他最近推出了新的圖畫書系列Awesome Asian Americans。別錯過台山同鄉會的精彩舞獅表演、備受青睞的Gamelan Sekar Jaya 和屢獲殊榮的Vân-Ánh Võ現場音樂表演、帶回家的手工藝術活動、食物車等許許多多的活動哦!為了應對持續對AAPI社區發生的暴力事件,我們歡迎所有人來加入由Lotus Awakens主持的特別療癒圈。



食物車、手工藝組桌、作家陳曜豪簽名會(地點:OMCA商店,時間:12點故 事時間之後)



Vân-Ánh Võ音樂表演