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Celebrate Lunar New Year with AAPI Montclair
Saturday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Parking. Please allow time to find parking. Montclair Art Museum encourages parking on North Mountain and South Mountain Avenues. We have also secured permission for our guests to use the Hillside Elementary School parking lot on Orange Rd. No guest parking available in the MAM lot. Note: Bloomfield Ave. and St Luke’s Place can get quite congested. Registration. Please check in at the Registration Tables upon arrival, location noted on map. Volunteer staff members will check you in. Dress up! We encourage you to take this opportunity to show off your most festive wear for Lunar New Year! Cash/Venmo. Our community partners will be selling food, gifts, and much more. Please come prepared with cash or Venmo, if you wish.
Together with our Co-Presenters, AAPI Montclair invites you to kick off the 2023 Lunar New Year with a day of festivities at the Montclair Art Museum. Lunar New Year is a time of hope where family, friends, and neighbors come together to rejoice in new beginnings as we look ahead to a peaceful and prosperous year. Cheer on lion dancers and enjoy live performances from local artists and students from our local schools. March in the dragon parade or try your hand at one of our family friendly crafts. Sample a variety of scrumptious eats and browse specialty merchandise from local vendors. Your ticket also gives you full access to the beautiful galleries inside the Montclair Art Museum.
This event is proudly presented in partnership with Fort Lee Chinese Americans, Glen Ridge Diversity and Inclusion Association, Korean United Presbyterian Church of NJ, Professional Filipino American Youth, United Asian Voices of West Orange, Vietnamese Boat People, and the Montclair Art Museum.
Following our core value of inclusion, we have set general admission at a suggested donation of $7 each (fee waivers available) and $25 for families (limit to 5 attendees per family). Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. This event is free to MAM members; please reserve your tickets through the "Tickets & Donate" button.
AAPI Montclair is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-led organization. To help make this and future events accessible to all, we welcome any additional contributions. All donations go toward providing accessible community programs and events. Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with us!
This event is made possible by funds from the Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
A note on safety (updated 1/25): Now more than ever, we are looking forward to celebrating Lunar New Year safely with everyone. We have been in close contact with local and state authorities following this week's tragic events in California. They have assured us that there are no known threats in New Jersey at this time and they continue to monitor the situation closely. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be a modest law enforcement presence at Saturday's celebration to help ensure our event's safety. Thank you and please feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any concerns.
MAM COVID Policy as of 9/1/2022*
Proof of vaccination is not required for visitors, program attendees, and students, unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are optional for gallery visitors, Yard School students, and public program attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Stay home if you are feeling sick. Please do not visit the Museum if:
- You have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms
- You or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days
- You have had close contact in the last 5 days with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19
*These policies are subject to change based on federal and state health guidelines, trends in the pandemic in Montclair and Essex County, and other changes in MAM policy.
**We will comply with all applicable COVID-19 regulations in effect on the day of our event. By participating in this event, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to this event, including the risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria, or illnesses that cause sickness, and hereby waive all potential claims relating to such risks.
About AAPI Montclair
AAPI Montclair’s mission is to create a more inclusive New Jersey by uplifting the varied experiences of its Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, advocating for AAPI rights and representation, and promoting awareness and education around AAPI culture and history.
About the Montclair Art Museum
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art-making in the United States over the last 300 years. Works in MAM's Native American art collection span the period of ca. 1200 C.E. to the present day. The Vance Wall Art Education Center encompasses the Museum’s educational efforts, including award-winning Yard School of Art studio classes, lectures and talks, family events, tours, and the mobile MAM Art Truck. MAM exhibitions and programs serve a wide public of all ages, from families and seniors to artists, educators, and scholars.