Calendar

Jan
5
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Jan
24
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursdays of odd months; exception in November when it’s held on the 3rd Thursday.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

For questions or to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a detail email request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.

Feb
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Feb
4
Mon
Midnight Temple Ceremony @ Thien Hau Temple
Feb 4 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 12:30 am

LA Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Boar at Thien Hau Temple where attendees can experience traditional incense burning, make offerings to deities, watch traditional lion dancers, and witness 500,000 firecrackers in action.

Feb
5
Tue
Chinese New Year’s Day – Year of the Earth Boar
Feb 5 all-day

新年快樂 (土)豬年

Feb
9
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (CNY) – FULL @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us after the tour with the Chinese New Year Festival 12pm-8pm and Golden Dragon Parade 1pm-3pm in Chinatown.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

STREET CLOSURE 11AM – 4PM
* Hill Street from Bernard to Temple
* Ord, Alpine, College & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

1pm-3pm: 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade will begin at the intersection of Hill Street and Ord Street. The Golden Dragon Parade is the oldest celebration of its kind in America. For parade information and to purchase grandstand seats, please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at (213) 617-0396 or visit their website at www.lachinesechamber.org.

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
Host by Lindsay Louie
12:00pm-12:15pm   Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
12:15pm-12:30pm   The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
1:00pm-3:00pm       Golden Dragon Parade
2:00pm-3:00pm       眾樂 Classical Chinese Music Ensemble
3:00pm-3:15pm       The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
3:15pm-3:45pm       Traditional Chinese Instruments (Sean Wang Music on Guzheng)
3:45pm-4:00pm       Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
4:00pm-4:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
4:30pm-5:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
5:15pm-6:00pm       Larissa Lam & Only Won
6:00pm-6:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
6:30pm-7:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
7:00pm-7:30pm       Traditional Chinese Instrument (Sean Wang Solo on Guzheng)
7:30pm-8:00pm       Ukulele (Jason Arimoto)

Craft & Vintage Market
Adobix
Clenn Designs
EMT
EternalGlyphics
Hulma
JDN73/inicreations
JT Brookside
LA MENO
Pattras Home
SavanaLilly Jewelry
Sol de Cobre

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
Luck Dish Curry
Prince of Venice
Sticky Rice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Culinary Corner
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包)
Buddha Bing – Jian Bing, cold brew tea
Chef Royce Burke, Yarrow Cafe – Beggars Chicken Sichuan Loti Tacos, Leek Cake
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Chowmein, Siu Mai, Har Gow, Veggie Egg Rolls and Steamed BBQ Pork Buns
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie Infused Potstickers + Pickled Cabbage, Lemonade w/ Butterfly Tea, Guava juice w/ Butterfly Tea

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop
3D Paper Pig
Lunar New Year Pig

Artisans
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (4pm-7pm)

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Clay CA (4PM-9PM) – hosting an open studio hand building workshop. Guests are invited to enter the space and build forms representing positive energy they would like to manifest this year. Participation is for all ages and cost is $15.

Craft Workshop (4PM-6PM) – Lantern Making

Eastern Projects (12PM-8PM)– CLASS WARFARE

LA Wine (3PM-6PM) – $10 flights for Blossom Plaza residents

Songbird Café (10AM-3:30PM)

“Babe” Movie Screening (6PM) & free popcorn (limited seating)

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, with support from LA Weekly and Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation.

Feb
16
Sat
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Firecracker) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Held in conjunction with the Firecracker Event.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Feb
17
Sun
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.