UDCI Will Present Series of Events to Celebration the Lunar New Year

monkey2016logoChinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. This year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will organize and co-organize several culture events on campus and in the community to present this traditional festival to Delawareans and celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

Please mark your calendar for the following events. More details will follow.

  1. Greater Dover Chinese Culture Festival
    Co-organized with Delaware State University
    Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Time: 11:00am-2:50pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performance
    Location: Education & Humanities Building Theater, Delaware State University, Dover
    Free Event.
  2. Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Co-organized with Delaware Chinese American Association
    Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: The Independence School Auditorium, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711
    Free Event.
  3. UD Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
    Co-organized with UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association
    Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
    Time: 7:00-9:00pm
    Location: UD Mitchell Hall
    Ticketing information coming soon.

Stay tuned for more information on the UD gala.

CI Will Celebrate Its 5th Anniversary with a Chinese Operas Concert on Oct. 24

pekingoperaThe Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a Chinese Opera Concert at Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Fine Arts on UD campus on Saturday October 24, 2015. The celebration will start at 7:30pm with an exhibition highlighting the Institute’s programs and events in the past five years and an hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a one-hour performance at 8:00pm. The concert features world class professional Chinese opera artists bringing performances of classic excerpts from Peking Opera, Kunqu Opera, Sichuan Opera and other art forms.

Direction and parking instruction for Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts are here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW94 Parking is available at the Center for the Arts Garage for a fee.

We remind all the audience that Gore Recital Hall sits only 200 people.  For best selection of seats, PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW

You may reserve your tickets below or on this website: http://udci5yroperaconcert.eventbrite.com
Thank you for your support to the UDCI. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Stay tuned for more information.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on Sept. 25 at Gore Hall

mid-autumn-2015The Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a the Moon Festival) has been celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar August every year by Chinese people since 3,000 years ago.  This year the date is on Sunday September 27th.  The UDCI is bringing a classic celebration of this traditional holiday to the UD campus on next Friday September 25 at Gore Hall 303.

Celebration starts at 5:00PM on Friday September 25, 2015. Come and enjoy a story about the Festival, some art performances, the classic lantern riddles and the moon cakes. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Direction and parking instruction see here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC36

The event is FREE to the public.