Come rain or shine, the second annual Ocean Avenue Lunar New Year Celebration will be held at the historic Ingleside Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Presented by District Seven Supervisor Norman Yee, the celebration includes live performances, a bounce house for children and other family-friendly games and activities.
A “passport” to encourage residents to shop and dine in Ingleside will be handed out at the celebration. Participants who shop at five small businesses can enter to win raffle prizes.
Food, which will be served at 1:00 p.m., will be provided by Sakesan, Chase Luck Bakery, Go Go 7 Korean Barbeque, Cherry Blossom Bakery, Jojo’s Cafe, Cheung Hing and Orchids Cafe.
“By hosting the Lunar New Year celebration on Ocean Avenue, we’re able to bring the neighbors out and invite people from other neighborhoods to come and spend a fun day on Ocean Avenue,” said Neil Ballard, associate director of the Ocean Avenue Association. “People will be able to gather and enjoy the lion dancers, live music, stilt walkers, and eat great food from Ocean Avenue businesses.”
The OAA was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, $20,000 was allocated by Yee for the celebration from the city budget. AvalonBay provided a $10,000 donation to the OAA to supplement the city funds for the event. [Disclosure: The author of this post is affiliated with the OAA.]
Event sponsors include Supervisor Norman Yee, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Recology, Sutter Health, Ocean Avenue Association, District 7 Youth Council, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Youth Art Exchange among others.
What: Ocean Avenue Lunar New Year
Where: Ingleside Presbyterian Church, 1345 Ocean Ave.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
When: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.