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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

lunar new year 2017 performanceLunar New Year: The Year of Rooster

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2:00–4:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby


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, rice cake wrapping and much more.  



Chinese New Year
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre


sakura matsuriSakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

12:00–5:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center

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.

Click here to view and download the festival event schedule.

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. Please check their website for more information about the festival.

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apahm festivalAsian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2017

12:00–4:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center

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.


Past Programs

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