Come celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year! The Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Pittsburgh Chapter, is hosting a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates cultural diversity, science and technology, and art. You’ll be treated to dazzling performances from the greater Pittsburgh multicultural community, as well as an ongoing fair that includes photography and youth art exhibitions, the paintings of award-winning New York abstract artist Hedy O’Beil, robot shows, virtual reality video games, and various cultural activities. Traditional clothes are encouraged, but feel free to wear any festive clothes of your choice, including traditional outfits like Qipao, HanFu, and tunics. We hope to see you there!
Fair: 1-3 p.m.
Show: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
There will be food vendors on site (cash only).
About the Performers
Xiaobo’s Waist Drum Dance Group
The traditional Chinese dance is a beloved part of celebrations and is often seen during Chinese festive occasions. The drum is strapped to the waist with colorful ribbons, giving the drummers lots of movement as they play lively rhythms and dance along to the joyful music. Xiaobo’s Waist Drum Dance Group includes both Chinese and American dancers. They have performed in several states, such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Nevada for international festivals, community parades, and Chinese New Year galas.
Zhou, Yi – PIPA and QIN SOLOIST
Zhou Yi, born in Shanghai, China, is a New York-based pipa and qin soloist praised for her “breathtaking” meticulous technique and expressiveness by the Washington Post. After graduating from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhou Yi moved to New York. She is a founding member of the New York Baban Chinese Music Association. She has worked with organizations including New York Philharmonic orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and more.
Song, Feihong – Peking Opera Artist
Song Feihong is the daughter of Song Baoluo, a famous Peking Opera artist who sang for the last emperor in China. Although gifted in music, art, and literature like her renowned father, she did not pursue a career of professional singing, but became a cultural ambassador through years of dedication to teaching and sponsoring cultural events in the Chinese community. She devotes more than 200 hours a year at different schools demonstrating Chinese culture.
About The Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Pittsburgh Chapter
CASTP organization (CASTP) is a non-profit and non-political organization founded in 1994 and draws its members from experienced professionals serving in science, technology, finance, business, education, culture, and healthcare in the greater Pittsburgh area. CASTP’s mission is to encourage technological development, scientific research, and investment in cultural diversity and educational outreach.