The Charles B. Wang Center celebrates Asian cultural festivals with great flourish and fanfare. The Charles B. Wang Center takes pride in working with community leaders on campus to provide excellent resources for mounting cultural festivals featuring diverse Asian ethnicities.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby
Admission: $5 (Generals including SBU Students/Seniors). Free for Children under 12
(Note: Due to limited seating, this ticket will cover ONLY FAMILY ACTIVITIES.)
Join us in celebration of the Year of the Rooster at the Wang Center’s signature Lunar New Year Festival. The highlights of the festivities are traditional Lunar New Year craft activities from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, including calligraphy demonstrations, paper cutting, origami folding, spinning top, kite making and much more.
Chinese New Year
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center
Admission: $15 (General)
$12 (High school and College Students/Seniors)
$8 (Children ages 6-12)
FREE for Children ages 5 and under
Welcome Spring to Long Island with the blooming of sakura (cherry blossoms), the sounds of taiko drums, and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits at the Wang Center. The Wang Center will provide many exciting activities, including ikebana flower arrangement, tea workshops, manga drawing, origami paper folding, kimono dress-ups, and cosplay (costumed role-play of a Japanese manga character) for all ages. Please join us in your favorite manga character costume.
Space is limited for the workshops, so make your reservation fast!
This festival is co-produced by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and the Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center.
Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center
Tickets at www.scaaab.org
Join us for the Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at the Charles B. Wang Center. This celebration promotes cultural awareness of Asian-Pacific American communities and celebrates the diversity of Long Island’s population. The festival will feature multi-cultural dance and musical performances, open theater, and awards ceremonies.
The Annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration is organized by the Suffolk County Asian-American Advisory Board, the Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs, and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University.
Diwali: Lights Up!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
5:30–6:30 PM CHAPEL for worship ritual
6:30–7:00 PM THEATRE LOBBY for light procession
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel
Diwali is a festival of lights, and India's most important holiday. It marks the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology. This joyous festival is celebrated by South Asians all over the world. People celebrate good fortune by lighting millions of lamps and exchanging sweets. Please join us for a puja (traditional worship ritual), walk in a procession of lights, and enjoy Indian sweets.
Presented with the Mattoo Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University.
Please visit here to view the past programs.