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LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL ~ 11th Annual

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Winnie Yu, Co-Founder of Teance Fine Teas

Winnie Yu, Co-Founder of Teance Fine Teas

Hello from Iyasare Chef Sho and the mischievous Monkey!

Hello from Iyasare Chef Sho and the mischievous Monkey!

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One of the small lions greeting us all!

One of the small lions greeting us all!

Community mosaic project at Stained Glass Garden

Community mosaic project at Stained Glass Garden

Art project

Art project

Volunteers from OneSky helped us make paper lanterns.

Volunteers from OneSky helped us make paper lanterns.

Lion blessing at Bette's TO GO

Lion blessing at Bette's TO GO

Lion blessing The Gardener

Lion blessing The Gardener

Visits at Kiehl's

Visits at Kiehl's

Join us for one of our most favorite events of the year...Lunar New Year Festival!

Sponsored by Teance Fine Teas and Fourth Street, this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids.

Rain or shine, this is a family friendly, authentic, celebratory, exciting and funny event. Hope you can come!

SPECIAL NOTE 2019
This event is dedicated to the life and memory of Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away in 2017 but we will always carry her remarkable strength, friendship and leadership in our hearts. In partnership with Fourth Street, Winnie began our beloved festival 11 years ago. We will keep her traditions going strong.

SCHEDULE
12-2PM Treat give-ways at shops (participating shops will have PIG picture in window)
12-1PM Martial Arts Performance
1-2PM Traditional Lion Dance by Kei Lun Martial Arts (see video below)
2-3:30PM Store Blessing Parade

LOCATION
On Delaware at Fourth Street, in front of Sur La Table and Fourth Street Flower stand.

VIDEO
The lion dancers have been featured on KQED, take a look:
Kei Lun Lion Dancers Find New Meaning in Ancient Steps

SHOP ACTIVITIES/SPECIALS
Teance Fine Teas 3:30PM free tea tasting class, 4:15PM Free Mahjong class (1780 Fourth Street)
Stained Glass Garden All are welcome to participate in a community mosaic project of a pig. Finished artwork will be donated to Thousand Oaks Elementary! (1800 Fourth Street)
OneSky volunteers will be doing a free art project with kids. Table outside will be near Peet's (1776 Fourth Street)
Five Little Monkeys will be making Chinese drums with kids outside their shop (1810 Fourth Street)
Aiken will be serving special Chinese refreshments to adults (1809B Fourth Street)
Miki’s Paper staff will be making origami pigs with anyone interested outside their shop (1801 Fourth Street)
Stella Carakasi will be offering their exclusive collection curated especially fro Lunar New Year celebrations at 30% off (1901 Fourth Street, suite 105)
Warby Parker will be giving away treats on this special day (1911 Fourth Street)

PICS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

2018 Lunar New Year

2018 Lunar New Year

Participants gathering to help the lion

Participants gathering to help the lion

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Petting the lion is always ok on Fourth Street

Petting the lion is always ok on Fourth Street

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Kei Lun performers asked for participants for a skit - thank you!

Kei Lun performers asked for participants for a skit - thank you!

Gong xi fa cai  ~ wishing you great happiness and prosperity!

Gong xi fa cai ~ wishing you great happiness and prosperity!

Jean from 4th Street Flowers feeding the lion

Jean from 4th Street Flowers feeding the lion

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Lion crossing at Hearst and Fourth Street

Lion crossing at Hearst and Fourth Street

Earlier Event: January 12
NEW YEAR'S SIDEWALK SALE