Chinese New Year Events Around Atlanta (visit Natalie & Margaret Keng this Saturday 2/5 at Buford Highway Farmers Market!)
- Thursday, February 3, 5:30-11:00 pm – Spice Market, inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, hosts a Chinese New Year Celebration to commemorate the Year of the Rabbit with symbolic food and drink. Prizes and a special Bento Box mark the occasion.
- Saturday and Sunday, February 5-6, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Chinese New Year Festival: Where I went last year– it’s fun, festive with good food booths (I found whole wheat baozi, steamed buns)Â Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 5377 New Peachtree Road in Chamblee, behind the Dingho Asian grocery in Chinatown.Â Â The festival features a traditional dragon dance, lion dance, drum performance, authentic Chinese food, cultural arts and crafts and more. Admission: $5Â with $2 vendor coupon.
- Saturday, Feb 5, 12pm-4pm – Join Chinese Southern Belle for a taste of Lunar New Year at 5600 Buford Highway Farmers Market (near I-285) with family friendly activities: Hands-On Dumplings demo, chopsticks races, prizes, snack samples and *special guest* Margaret Keng & Chinese Calligraphy – have your name translated (or lucky character) turned into beautiful art and unique keepsake (or gift)! Come by to say Ni Hao, Y’All, get a taste of Chinese tradition, and shop at one of Atlanta’s bestÂ international supermarkets!
- 2011 NACA Lunar New Year Banquet, Saturday, Feb 19, 2011, Reception: 6 pm, Dinner: 7 pm *Auction and raffle to be held. Canton House Restaurant, 4825 Buford Highway, Chamblee, 30341, Tickets: Member: $35, Non-members: $70.Â NACA presents its Annual Fundraising Banquet celebrating the Chinese New Year, Lunar Year 4709, Year of the Rabbit. Speaker: The Honorable Gao Yanping, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China. RSVP by February 14, 2011. More info (770) 394-6542.
- One source said the Vietnamese community is hosting festivities on Sunday afternoon 2/6 in the office building area behind Hong Kong Super Market off Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross but I haven’t been able to confirm or reach an organizer. Try (770) 256-1038. Put on your adventure hat!
Read more about the Chinese New Year:
- History, crafts, resources for parents and kids by Jackie Kass
- How Atlanta Families Can Learn about the Chinese New Year by Leslie Johnson