Where do I find Lunar New Year Events?

Want an event with great food, history, culture, or grand performances? You are in the right place. There are celebrations all over our campuses and we wanted to compile this list of them for you.

Now let’s welcome the Year of the Monkey!

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Near Bellevue?

Come to:

The Lunar New Year Celebration

Location: Bellevue College

February 5, 2016 – – 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Chinese Student Association invites you to a traditional Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

Join us Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm in the Cafeteria for a celebration including festive Chinese food and traditional dance. Honor the coming of Spring with your friends, other students, faculty and coworkers and usher in good luck.

Admission $5 in advance (tickets are available now in the PALS Center), $7 at the door.

Sponsored by the Chinese Student Association, International Talk Time, the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives, Taiwanese Student Association, Indonesian Fellowship, and Student Programs.

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The Lunar New Year Tea Discovery Program

Date: 2/6/2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM

Description:
In this 90 minute presentation, discover the history and origins of true tea: white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh tea and how each of these teas is made from the leaves of the same plant. Also learn about how tea, with its Chinese origins, made its way throughout the world, and how it has touched many cultures to become the popular beverage that it is today. Taste the five types of tea and get familiar with what works with our personal taste chemistry, and we’ll talk about some of the practical aspects such as health claims and caffeine content.

Library: Bellevue Library

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Near UW?

 

Come to:

The Lunar New Year Festival

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Feb 13

11-4 PM

Seattle’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration is back on Saturday, February 13 from 11am – 4pm in the heart of the Chinatown-International District. Come out and help us usher in the Year of the Monkey!

Join us at the Main Stage where there will be non-stop cultural performances from dragon and lion dances, traditional Japanese taiko drumming, Bollywood dancing and the 7th annual Children’s Parade and Costume Contest.

For foodies, over 30 neighborhood restaurants will be participating in this years $3 Food Walk presented by Delta Airlines.. Make sure to collect stamps when you buy $3 items for a chance to win by collecting 5 stamps and turning them in at the Information Booth, last entry will be accepted no later than 4 PM. Winner does not need to be present to win.

– 1st place winner will receive two international round trip plane tickets from Delta Airlines
– 2nd place winner will receive two domestic round trip tickets from Delta Airlines
-3rd place winner will receive (1) Season Pass ticket to Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
-4th place winner will receive two (2) lift tickets to Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

Kids of all ages will enjoy the Arts and Cultural Pavilion, with arts and crafts projects for all!

 

 

Tết Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

February 13-14 2016
Seattle Center Festál presents Tết Festival – Vietnamese Lunar New Year, February 13-14. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam through live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts and a lively marketplace.
The Lunar New Year Celebration welcomes the return of spring and chases out evil spirits with the traditional roaring lion dance and the crackle of firecrackers. Revisit one thousand years of the Vietnamese history at this festive New Year celebration.
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Near Ellensburg?

Come to:

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016
6:00 pm
SURC Ballroom
$10 advance ticket required

You are invited to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and the year of the monkey!

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association will be selling $10 tickets Feb. 1, 3 and 5 in the SURC tabling area from 12 – 2 p.m. Tickets will include food, shows and a chance at lucky draw. Advance tickets are required.


Are we missing any events near you? Tell us and we’ll add them to our list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Features: Mobile and More

Have you logged in lately? There have been many new changes to ArcZap! But here are the major changes and new features:

1) Look and feel

We went with a friendlier interface this time with a softer color scheme and friendlier fonts. The event calendar is easy to navigate and the side menus have been consolidated.

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2) Navigation bar

Groups, Events, and Messages  now share the side navigation bar with easy access from the top

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3) Mobile friendly

Look for events on the go and upload photos right away! We want to make searching for your next party fast and easy.

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4) Goodbye to “spam” emails

Emails are no longer sent immediately but instead come in a single daily summary email.

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However, you can choose to receive event invites and reminders immediately.

Emailing your group alias will stay normal but comments, updates, and messages will be sent in a summary email once a day.

5) Event Reminders Revamped

Event Reminders are individualized and you can have it text you, email you or both.

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6) Event editor

If you own a community or a group, there is now an event editor that can tell you when there are errors in events to be corrected. Tutorials for this will be given to those who curate events.

7) Are you sponsored by a community?

Groups who have a sponsor community, can see the community events amongst your group events. This reduces your need to check both places.

 


 

Now… screenshots can only show you so much. So, try out some of these features for yourself!

 

 

Looking for Winter Break Events?

Some of you are already on Winter Break!

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But some of us still have a few days to wait…

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So after a few days of Netflix binge-watching and eating everything in sight, what is there to do? (Besides see Star Wars)

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Continue reading Looking for Winter Break Events?

Veterans Day Events and Celebrations

Today is a day to honor those who make our country free. Here is the history of Veterans Day from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Did you know?

(According to the U.S. Census Bureau)

  • There are 19.3 million military veterans in the U.S.
  • There are 9.4 million military veterans who are 65 and older.
  • 1.6 million of them are female
  • Over 21% of military veterans are African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American.

All of these individuals deserve our respect and gratitude everyday, not just on Veterans Day.


How can I celebrate Veterans Day?

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New Friday Updates: How do I look for events?

Seen some changes lately? You’re not the only one. We have been working on improving the site as fast as possible by releasing new versions every Friday.

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Now there’s another reason to be excited for the weekend! Here’s what we did last week:

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Not going anywhere this Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s some awesome ideas!

You can either stay home and watch Netflix on the coach all weekend or do some of these activities. We challenge you to at least do one.

Continue reading Not going anywhere this Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s some awesome ideas!

What should I do this Spring Break?

Now that Spring Break has started, what is everyone doing?

For some of us, we are traveling in Hawaii for 8 days and sipping on lemonade (or a Mai Tai) on the beach.

*sigh* "I wish I was here"
*sigh* “I wish I was here”

For others, we were too busy during Winter Quarter or too broke to plan an actual vacation. We are sitting at home contemplating on either staying in PJs for the rest of break or going out with our friends.

"All I want to do is lay in bed and watch Netflix all day"

Why not do both? Sleep in, do a Netflix Binge, and go to an event somewhere close!

You may be thinking, “Huh? An event? Nothing ever goes on here…”

Continue reading What should I do this Spring Break?