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Community Day: Lunar New Year

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join SJMA and welcome the year of the Rabbit, or in Vietnam, the year of the Cat, with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions commemorated around the globe and here in San José.  Explore and create with family and friends in this multigenerational event.

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1pm: Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, a cultural heritage group providing traditional instrumental music performances mainly in the Bay Area.

2pm: Urisawe, from Fan Dance to Samgomu, Urisawe is dedicated to offering the best performances and classes when it comes to Korean Dance.

3pm: Rising Phoenix, a dynamic team that practice the art of modern Lion Dancing in San José, CA, for over a decade. Consisting of high school students and young professionals, Rising Phoenix strives to keep the traditional art of lion dance alive.


  • Faux Jade Magnets: Jade is a precious stone found around the world and used across Asia to ward off bad luck. Jade comes in various colors but is most famous for its luminous green glow. Make your own lucky faux-jade magnet in a few easy steps.
  • Kitten Bookmarks: Did you know both baby rabbits and baby cats are called kittens? This year to celebrate the year of the Rabbit/Cat make you can make an adorable kitten bookmark.


January 21
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The San José Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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