Day-long community event will welcome in the new year
Mountain View, Calif. — This month, the City of Mountain View will hold its first-ever Lunar New Year Celebration. All are welcome to celebrate the new year together at the Saturday, Jan. 28 event that will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Redwood Hall in the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.
The event is the result of feedback from graduates of the City’s first Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy held in spring 2022. The graduates, who are now part of the City’s Ambassadors program, encouraged the development of an event to celebrate Asian culture. In fact, Mountain View’s Asian population has grown from 19,232 in 2010 to 28,891 in 2020 per the U.S. Census Bureau. Events like the Lunar New Year Celebration support Mountain View’s efforts to become a “Community for All.”
The free event will offer a day of Asian arts and music, traditional performances, and games and riddles to win prizes. Event goers will learn about the meaning behind Lunar New Year as well as the rich customs of family, friends and neighbors.
For more event details about participating organizations and groups, visit the Multicultural Engagement Program webpage.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 83,864. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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