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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.

There are no more festivals for Fall 2018. Please check back later for Spring 2019 programs.


Past Festivals

communiveristy day


Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12–4 PM

Academic Mall at SBU
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

CommUniversity Day is a free, campus-wide open house designed to showcase the best of Stony Brook University and to build better campus and community relations. As part of this event, the Wang Center will offer a tour of our current main exhibit, Virtual Journeys: Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era, which explores hundreds of Buddhist caves and cave temples in China and the art and history within them using virtual reality technology.



Diwali festival posterDiwali: Lights Up!

Friday, November 9, 2018

5:30–6:30 PM Worship ritual
6:30–7 PM, Procession of lights

Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Free Admission!


Please note that the location has been changed to Theatre


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Diwali is a festival of lights that marks the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology. This joyous festival is celebrated by South Asians all over the world and is India’s most important holiday. People celebrate and wish for blessings of good fortune by lighting millions of lamps and exchanging sweets. Please join us for a puja (a traditional worship ritual) and our procession of lights, followed by Indian sweets.

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lunar new year 2018 festivalLunar New Year: The Year of Dog

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2:00–6:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby

Admission: $10 (General/SBU Students/Seniors)
Free for Children Under 12
Note: The admission fee covers ONLY the Lunar New Year family activities. If you would like to join the Chinese NewYear, please sign up here.

Vietnam of Mythical Tales and Songs 2:00–2:45 PM Chapel
Lunar New Year Family Activities 3:00–5:00 PM Theater Lobby
Chinese New Year Performance 3:00-4:30 PM Theater
Dinner 5:00–6:00 PM Main Lobby

Join us in saying goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and welcoming the Year of the Dog at the Wang Center's signature Lunar New Year Festival! This year, we will showcase Vietnamese songs and musical tales, as well as offer family craft activities from China, Japan, and Korea, including Japanese new year wreath-making, Korean fortune pouch-making, Chinese paper cutting, and much more.

In addition, the Confucius Institute will host a must-see magic show, Chinese dance, folk songs, and Peking opera in the theatre! Enjoy our cultural offerings and stay late for our grand finale dinner.


Chinese New Year
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre



sakura matsuriSakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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.

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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