Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo

Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo

The 39th annual Chinese New Year Gala will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, January 25 at Chenery Auditorium, say organizers Li Jin and John Vos of the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Jin and Vos talk about some of the special traditions associated with the Lunar New Year, such as wearing the color red, cleaning the home before the new year, and the important of feasting with family. At Chenery Auditorium, 16 acts will be featured, including musicians, dancers, visual artists, calligraphers, and athletes. It will start with a Dragon Dance, and finish with the Lion Dance.

Tickets and more information on this public event are at the CAGK website.


Celebrating The Year Of The Sheep In Kalamazoo

Feb 20, 2015
Trisha Dunham, WMUK

With Chinese yo-yo’s in hand, lion costumes secured, and dance routines memorized performers took the stage Kalamazoo’s Chenery Auditorium last Saturday, February 14th to celebrate Chinese New Year. The annual Chinese New Year celebration is hosted by the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo.