Calendar

Feb
9
Sat
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.

Mar
28
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Mar 28 @ 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.

Apr
4
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
2
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Featuring…

Burmese, Please!
Pearl River Delta
Piquenique-LA
Secret Lasagna
Wax Paper Co.
Kim Chuy
Thien Huong
Qin West
Fortune Gourmet
Scoops
Ramen Champ
East/West Shop
Endorffeine Coffee Bar
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food
Baohaus
LASA
Now Serving

Live Music Featuring…

Sean Wang (Guzhen)
Jim Duncan/Jason Arimoto (Ukulele)

May
3
Fri
UNION STATION LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY @ UNION STATION
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in the Western United States opened eight decades ago in May 1939.

On May 3rd & 4th Union Station will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a two-day community celebration allowing Angelenos to enjoy the beauty and history of the beloved downtown landmark

 

Friday, May 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Pop-up performance by the California Feetwarmers and The New Recessionaries
  • “Living Gallery” featuring photo retrospective of station history
  • Model train exhibition and Kids Zone from the Del Oro Pacific Modular Railroad
  • Custom 80th anniversary menu items at some station eateries including Café Crepe and The Imperial Western Beer Company
May
4
Sat
UNION STATION LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY @ UNION STATION
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in the Western United States opened eight decades ago in May 1939.

On May 3rd & 4th Union Station will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a two-day community celebration allowing Angelenos to enjoy the beauty and history of the beloved downtown landmark

Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“Taste of Chinatown” Walking Tour @ Far East Plaza
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Held in conjunction with China Week May 1-14, 2019.

This China Week exclusive Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour will feature a sampling of Chinatown’s most delicious bites, from classic favorites as well as trendy hot spots, calligraphy lesson, and conclude with our condensed walking tour of historical and cultural highlights of Chinatown. This ticketed event will include food+beverage (we will not be able to accommodate substitutions for dietary restrictions), calligraphy lesson, and a 90 minute walking tour.

May
11
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour (China Week) @ Throughout Chinatown
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Held in conjunction with China Week May 1-14, 2019.

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.

May
23
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
May 23 @ 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.

Jun
1
Sat
ebb & flow: chinatown @ Los Angeles State Historic Park
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Festival Schedule
● 1:00 – 1:30 pm // Community Workshop [All ages]
● 1:45 pm // Community Performance:
● 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm // Community Workshop [All ages]
● 2:30 – 3:00 pm // Community Workshop [All ages]
● 3:15 pm // Community Performance:
● 3:30 – 4:00 pm // Community Workshop [All ages]
● 4:15 pm // Community Performance:
● 4:30 – 6:00 pm // Professional Workshop
● 6:15 pm // Community Performance:
● 7:30 pm // Evening Performance