Celebrating the Lunar New Year: A Parade of Community Memories

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year: A Parade of Community Memories

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, 2 p.m.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Year of the Ox, with a virtual parade of community memories and conversation. 

2 p.m.: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association will present images and video of parades past, dating back to the 1970s! 
The presentation will be followed by a conversation with the 1882 Foundation on the significance of this celebration to the Chinatown neighborhood & its community. 

3 p.m.: Participate in a virtual community memory board! 

3:15 p.m.: Dialogue on the Asian American Context Study, placemaking and change. Watch local residents discuss Chinatown D.C. in a video segment produced by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum's A Right to the City exhibit staff. 

Streaming onto DC Public Library's Facebook and Youtube, the program will be an opportunity to consider the parade's history as well as its reflection on the city that hosts it. We're excited to share both curated videos and conversations with our partners and participants. Register for this event here

For more Lunar New Year activities for the whole family, visit dclibrary.org/lunarnewyear

Photo courtesy of the Washington Evening Star collection available in The People's Archive.