01/27 Lunar New Year Festival

01/27/2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT


MEMBERS receive complimentary admission for two. No reservation needed, simply check in. You may reserve for additional guests here.


It's the Year of the Boar
Join us for a Festival in Honor of
The Lunar New Year

January 27, 2019
Open Day Last Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Lunar New Year Festival
Starts at 12:00 p.m. Festival Program Below
$7.50 Online / $10 at the Gate   
Join us on the last Sunday in January to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. Bring friends and family from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. to our beautiful garden to enjoy the music, poetry and art making of Japan, China and Korea in celebration of the Year of the Boar. See a program of activities below.
Note: Parking on surrounding residential streets is prohibited. Please see our parking instructions.
In a fitting tribute to the New Year, our resident poetry group, Poets on Site, will release their just published book at the festival. It is a collection of the best poems written during their weekly gatherings on Thursday afternoons. You will surely recognize what is expressed in poetry inspired by the experience of being in the Storrier Stearns garden. On sale for $22 each.
Festival Program
Arts and Craft Workshops

12pm-4pm     Chinese Lantern-Making: Learn how to make different kinds of traditional Chinese paper lanterns with members of the garden’s Asian Arts Council.
12pm-3pm     Japanese Anime Portrait Painting: Artist Nori Shirasu will paint your portrait in anime-style as a fun way to start the New Year.
12pm–3pm     Korean Minhwa Folk Painting Workshops: Create traditional paintings with trained instructors. (Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, LA, www.kccla.org)
Special Events

12pm-1pm     Tanka Poetry Reading: Renowned Japanese tanka poet Mariko Kitakubo will present a New Year’s poetry reading accompanied by Kathabela Wilson, Jim Haddad and the Poets on Site of Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
1pm-2pm       Mindfulness Meditation: Join meditation instructor Alisa Donner to Mindfully Set your Intentions for the New Year. Connect breath and mind with heartfelt desires in our tranquil  garden setting.  
2pm-4pm      Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration by En Gallery-featured artist Suemae Lin Willhite.
En Gallery Exhibition

Swimming and Swaying: Koi and Bamboo Paintings by Suemae Lin Willhite
Pop-up Shop

Asian-inspired Citron Clothing and accessories will be on sale in our Pop-up Shop.
This event sold out last year - make your reservations now!
  • Children 12 and under are free, no reservation needed
  • Reservations close the day before at 5pm
  • The garden is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Open rain or shine. We are not able to issue refunds