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Fall 2017 Festivals

communiveristy day


Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12 PM

Academic Mall at SBU
Charles B. Wang Center

Japanese tea ceremony demonstration / tasting
1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM (30 min each)
Skylight Gallery

OM Lab
12–4 PM
Zodiac Gallery

CommUniversity Day is a free campus-wide open house designed to showcase the best of the Stony Brook campus community for the public and to build better campus and community relations. As part of this event, the Wang Center will host authentic Japanese tea ceremonies by Keiko Kitazawa, a licensed instructor of the Omotesenke school of tea ceremony. Visitors to the Wang Center will also be able to participate in OM Lab and record their own chants of this ancient Sanskrit mantra “OM.”



DiwaliDiwali: Lights Up!

Thursday, October 19 , 2017

5:30–6:30 PM, CHAPEL for worship ritual
6:30–7 PM, THEATRE LOBBY for procession of lights

Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby

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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Spring 2017 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.

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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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.


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