Coming up next – Thurs. Feb. 15, 2018 – 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Legislative Office Building Atrium
300 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT


Traditional Dragon Dance by

Chinese Language School of Greater Hartford


The Chinese Language School (CLS) is a non-profit organization that aspires to extend the Chinese language and culture to the Connecticut and Massachusetts community. We meet at Trinity College on Sundays and Offer a variety of language and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. Since the inception of the CLS in 1980, students of all ages have benefited from our enriching classes and activities. At the CLS, students will:

  • Learn to speak, read, and write Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified).
  • Experience an enjoyable and safe learning environment.
  • Attend culture-enriching classes such as kung fu, traditional Chinese folk dancing, Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese chess, arts & crafts, and more.

This School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.




Bhangra Performance by

P&P Dance Crew

P&P Dance Crew is committed to sharing the beauty of Indian Dance with children and adults. We focus on teaching Indian dance styles such as Bollywood, Folk, and Semi-Classical, and work to present these styles in a fun and energetic way. We strive to spread the knowledge of Indian culture through dance. We also look towards creating a sense of community within our students and our crew. We have the finest instructors, high quality performances, and a lasting commitment to our students!





Delicious food to be catered by

East-West Grille
526 New Park Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110

The East-West Grille is an experience of Eastern culture in a Western setting. Being one of the few Asian restaurants in Connecticut which specializes in Laotian food, the East-West Grille brings an exciting new combination of traditional and “fusion” dishes from Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, & China. Traditional Asian and American breakfast is served. The East-West Grille presents a unique cultural marriage.

The vibrant presentation and attention to detail, including a variety of color and use of aesthetics in garnish, make the food at East-West a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Laos and Thailand are located in Southeast Asia, sharing the same border and similar cultures. The unique texture of Thai food comes from the precise balance of five flavors contained within each dish: spicy, sweet, sour, bitter and salty. The art of preparing Thai food lies within this balance, making it unlike any other culture’s cuisine. Laotian food is similar to the cuisine of its sister country, though somewhat tamer, and more country-styled. A traditional Laotian meal is served with glutinous sticky-rice, rolled into a ball by hand and dipped into the accompanying sauce of the main dish.

The belief that everything we do must begin with the highest commitment to excellence. We provide every customers, with our signature quality food, combined with superior customer service. We offer the finest in gourmet cuisine, elegantly prepared.


The 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration is sponsored by


Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association







P&P Dance Crew to perform at the 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration


P&P Dance Crew is an Indian dance company that aims to spread the awareness of Indian culture through music and dance, and to create a sense of community within its students. Additionally, the co-founders and head instructors, Purvi and Prachi Shah, are strong supporters of the Asian American community and are active volunteers in several Asian American organizations. The students of P&P Dance Crew will be performing for you authentic and traditional Bhangra dance on Punjabi songs.

12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Legislative Office Building

300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut

The Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut (APAC) was established in 2008 as an organization dedicated to the betterment of the fastest growing ethnic group in Connecticut and the United States. APAC is run entirely by volunteers and focuses its efforts on a variety of areas including employment, housing, education, voting rights, and civil rights.