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Upcoming Festivals

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.

Past Festivals

chinese new yearChinese New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016
3 PM - 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Free Admission, but due to the overwhelming response, registration for the Chinese New Year Festival is now closed.

2016 begins the “Year of the Monkey” on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar.

Lunar New Year is a major event all across Asia. In China, it is traditionally celebrated from New Year’s Eve until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival one of the longest holidays on the calendar.

This year the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University will be holding their much anticipated New Year Performance and Celebration on Saturday, February 6 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Some highlights of the 2016 celebration will include professional Lion Dancers, acrobats, traditional Peking Opera performers, magic and much more. The performance will be followed by refreshments.

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Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday, May 1, 2016
12 PM - 5 PM (Rain or Shine)
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Chapel, Lecture Hall I

Welcome Spring to Long Island with the exciting sounds of Taiko Drums, the elegance of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits and events for the entire family. This is the premiere Japanese cultural event on Long Island.

The Charles B. Wang Center will be filled with exciting activities for children and adults during the Festival. For additional information visit our website or call Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center at 631-698-2467.

This festival is co-produced by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and the Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center.

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Theater Arts 1 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Theater Arts 2 3:30 - 5 PM
Tea Ceremony 1 PM, 2:30 PM
Ikebana Flower Arrangement 12 PM, 2:30 PM
Bamboo Flute & Poetry Reading 12:30 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM
Origami Workshop 1 PM - 4 PM
Kimono Dress ups 12 PM - 5 PM
Animation Film
12 PM - 5 PM
Cosplay 12 PM - 5 PM


chinese new year8th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
One World, Many Cultures

Saturday, May 14, 2016
11 AM - 4:30 PM
Thai Cultural Center Vajiradhammapadip Buddist Temple
Centereach, NY

Click here for the flyer.


The festival is now held at the Thai Cultural Center Vajiradhammapadip Buddist Temple
110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York 11720

For more information, please call Ramon Villongco (631) 742-3479, Jim Young (631) 974-1611, Duangduan "Sky" Hughes (631) 835-0877 or visit website at


drum festivalFull Moon Festival: Beat To The Moon!

Monday, September 28, 2015
6 - 8 PM (Rain or Shine)
Charles B. Wang Center Outdoor Garden

For thousands of years the rise of the autumn full moon has launched harvest festivals across East Asia. This year, the Charles B. Wang Center will be celebrating too, with an evening of joyous drum performances. Professional and amateur percussionists from on- and off-campus will converge to beat pulse-quickening rhythms and harmonies. Come and join, either to listen or to drum. Percussionists of all ages, musical levels and instruments are welcome to celebrate with us.


flower show

Three Village Flower Show: KALEIDOSCOPE

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Charles B. Wang Center 

The Three Village Garden Club presents a Standard Flower Show, KALEIDOSCOPE, at the Charles B.Wang Center. There will be floral designs created by Club Members and Local Florists, horticulture specimens, and special exhibits of the LI Rose Society, and LI Chrysanthemum Society. Free Admission!



Past Programs

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