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Lunar New Year at American Dream
January 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - February 5, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
Singing Out Loud
Jan 6, 3-5pm
Enjoy seasonal songs beautifully sung, as they echo through American Dream courtesy of one of New Jersey’s top-notch vocal choirs.
The Sounds of China
Jan 7, 2-4pm
Authentic instruments and expert players from the Chinese Instrumental Ensemble transport you to China through the power of music.
Live Music from the New Jersey Children’s Choir
Come hear New Jersey’s finest children’s choir as they fill American Dream with their ethereal and inspiring sounds.
Traditional Chinese Costume Show
Jan 13, 3-5pm
The timeless elegance of Chinese fabric and design comes alive on the Dream Stage with a runway show of traditional costume through the centuries.
K-Pop Dance Contest
Jan 14, 2-4pm
Cheer for your favorites in this battle of electrifying K-Pop dancing, hosted by Korean fast fashion store Aland and the K-Pop dance pros from I Love Dance, NY.
Traditional Chinese Dragon-Lion Dance
Jan 15, 2-4pm
The Dragon and Lion Dance is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved parade traditions. Don’t miss this fantastical display of dance, puppetry, color and joy.
Lunar New Year Opening Ceremony
Jan 19, 1:30-3:30pm
The Year of the Rabbit gets its official kick-off with an eye-popping lighting ceremony, speeches from Chinese dignitaries, a brand new Lunar New Year video, and a special live performance.
The Art and Artistry of the Chinese Yoyo
They spin! They soar! They dazzle! The Chinese Yoyo, sometimes called a diabolo, has long been a traditional part of Lunar New Year celebrations as well as a favorite circus skill. Come see them fly!
American Youth Celebrate Chinese New Year
Jan 21, 2-8pm
The young people of the world make their contribution to Lunar New Year with an afternoon-long celebration of art, culture, music, dance, and more.
Special Lunar New Year Concert by Bravura Youth Orchestra
Jan 22, 2-3pm
The world-traveling Bravura Youth Orchestra brings their memorable brand of symphonic music to American Dream with a concert celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Live music from Cellist Steven Fang and the Asian Cultural Symphony
Jan 27, 3-5pm
Award-winning cellist Steven Fang joins the Asian Cultural Symphony for an afternoon of traditional Chinese music. Let the splendor of the sound soothe your soul!
Chinese Fashion Show and USA Children’s Pageant
Jan 28, 11am-5pm
East meets West as the Dream Stage is filled with fabulous fashion, first with a traditional Chinese fashion show, followed by the East Coast USA Children’s Pageant.
Starlight Youth Talent Competition
Jan 29, 2-8pm
Live performance of traditional Chinese music
Feb 3, 3-5pm
SPECTACULARE Rabbit! Rabbit!
Feb 4, 11am-5pm
Rabbits have long been a symbol of good fortune, so the Year of the Rabbit promises to be quite a lucky year. Come celebrate the future with American Dream’s SPECTACULARE Rabbit! Rabbit!
Lantern Festival and Opera Night
Feb 5, 5-9pm
The Lunar festivities come to a close with two extraordinary events – a traditional lantern festival with magical lights dotting the sky, and a performance of a captivating opera.