Miami Dade College to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Miami, Feb. 4, 2019Miami Dade College (MDC) will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of Pig, with an array of cultural events throughout February. With a commitment to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for all residents of Miami-Dade County and South Florida, the college will hold activities at four MDC campuses – Medical, Kendall, North, and Hialeah – making it one of the most diverse and colorful Chinese New Year celebrations at MDC.

Highlights of the 2019 celebrations will include traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts variety shows, such as Chinese folk dances, instrumental music by Chinese violins and zithers, folk and pop songs by Chinese singers, Chinese Tai Chi, martial arts and Yo Yo demonstrations. A special exhibition “Charm of Hangzhou” held at Kendall Campus will feature six artists from Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province in southeast China. This exhibition will cover Hangzhou embroidery, fan art, paper umbrella and bamboo paper making, boxwood carving and woodblock printing as part of Hangzhou’s intangible cultural heritage, accompanied by representative artists of that heritage who will demonstrate unique skills and techniques. MDC students of Chinese language learning will join the celebration with interactive activities and Chinese/international fashion shows.

The Chinese New Year this year falls on February 5, which will see the Chinese zodiac sign change from dog to pig, the last animal of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. The others are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster. The Chinese New Year celebrations at MDC the past eight years have enriched the cultural life of Miami Dade College, the largest and most diverse higher education institution in the country.

Coordinated with the assistance of the Confucius Institute at MDC, all events are free and open to the public unless noted.  Below is a complete list of events:


Medical Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration- collaborating with Student Life Dept.

Tuesday, Feb.12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Atrium

950 N.W. 20th St., Miami, FL 33127


Kendall Campus

The 8th Forum on Chinese Immigration to the Caribbean Basin – collaborating with Chinese Cultural Foundation in Miami and Asian American Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., K413

11011 S.W. 104th St., Miami, FL 33176


Co-hosting with the Chinese Cultural Foundation in Miami and MDC’s Kendall Campus, the Chinese New Year Festival

Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fred Shaw Plaza

11011 S.W. 104th St., Miami, FL 33176

Admission: $10 for adults; $5 children ages 6 – 12; free for children 5 and under


North Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration – collaborating with Student Life Dept.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bldg. 4, Breezeway

11380 N.W. 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167


Hialeah Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration / Lantern Festival & Youth Talent Show – collaborating with Greater Beijing Association of South Florida.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 – 5 p.m., Auditorium 5101

1780 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012