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6th Annual Chinese Moon Festival at the Heritage House

7th  Annual Chinese Moon Festival at the Heritage House

Celebrating Chinese Culture underneath a Full Moon

Thursday, September 23, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Free!
Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 826-5273

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The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”.

Chinese Moon Festival Activity Chinese Knotting Demonstration at Moon Festival Chinese Cooking Demonstration

 Join us for a special evening of:

  • Storytelling
  • Mooncakes and Tea (for a small cost)
  • Lion Dance Performance
  • Get Your Name in Chinese Calligraphy
  • Chopstick training
  • Games and Crafts
  • Tai Chi Demonstration
  • Acupuncture Information
  • Traditional songs
  • View the full moon with high-powered telescopes
  • Cooking demonstration with authentic Chinese cuisine
  • View Riverside’s Chinatown artifacts and photographs from the Museum’s collections telling the story of what life was like as a Chinese immigrant during the city’s earlier days.

The Festival is done in partnership with:
San Diego Huaxia Chinese School, Riverside Campus
Riverside Astronomical Society
Storyteller Barbara Wong
Riverside Art Museum
Center for Acupuncture
UCR Chinese Student Association
RCC Young at Heart Tai Chi

Inland Chinese Association
Riverside Community Health Foundation

Related Links

San Diego Huaxia Chinese School (Riverside Campus)

Riverside Astronomical Society

To learn more about Chinese Culture

To learn more about Acupuncture

RCC Young at Heart Tai Chi (for residents 55+)

Museum Special Events & Programs

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Main Museum Hours
Tues-Wed-Fri 9 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 9 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 pm
Sunday 11 - 5 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Heritage House Hours
Sept - June
(Opens after Labor Day)
Friday 12 - 3 pm
Sat - Sun 12 - 3:30 pm
For More Information
Contact Danielle Leland
Associate Curator of Education