• 1212 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98144
  • (206) 322-1122
  • info@nvcfoundation.org

Lunar New Year Fair
Saturday, February 3, 2024 / 10am – 3pm
Wing Luke Museum, Seattle

Join us as we ring in the Year of the Dragon with a day full of festive art activities for the family, community booths, story time, and more! We will be joined by Mak Fai Kung Fu Dragon and Lion Dance Association for our special Lion Dance celebration beginning at 10 AM with additional outdoor information booths. This event is free and open to the public! At 11 AM, get your tickets and join us inside the Museum to meet local artists and enjoy a lesson in calligraphy and Year of the Dragon crafts! Craft activities and prizes are reserved for visitors ages 12 and under. More Details: https://www.wingluke.org/lny

Crash Dancers – Building Community through Dance and Music
2024 Schedule — Second Fridays of the Month
NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King St, Seattle

February 9 — Suzanne Simmons – Line Dance 1
March 8 — Suzanne Simmons – Line Dance 2
April 12 — Sean Donovan
May 10 — TBD

You are welcome to bring potluck food to share (optional). However, we ask that you do not bring alcohol due to liability issues. Covid is still a concern, so masks are recommended but not required.

Day of Remembrance 2024
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Begin at the Agriplex Arena, Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup at 1:00pm and continue at the Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma, at 2:30pm
Sponsored by: Densho, La Resistencia, Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, Puyallup Valley JACL, Seattle JACL, Tsuru for Solidarity

February 19, 2024, marks 82 years since President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the military to remove over 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast and detain them in inland prison camps. Many JAs in King and Pierce counties were first detained at Puyallup Fairground before long-term incarceration at Minidoka, ID, and Tule Lake, CA. Today, just ten miles away in Tacoma, hundreds of migrants from the southern border are being held in the Northwest Detention Center. Families are still being separated. Join us in saying Stop Repeating History and Never Again Is Now. For more information, contact: info@seattlejacl.org

ICHS 2024 Lunar New Year 5K (Hybrid Event)
Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 8am – 12pm
City of Shoreline City Hall

Our annual Lunar New Year 5k is a family friendly community event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Apart from celebrating the new year with communities near and far, all proceeds of this event will go directly towards ICHS patient services. Participate in-person or virtually! Registration open now!

Event Day Timeline:

8:00AM – 9:05AM    Check-in / Day-of Packet pickup
8:00AM – 12:00PM Tabling booths and activities at Aurora Rents
9:00AM                   Race Begins
12:00PM                 Race / in-person event ends

Information and Registration: https://www.ichs.com/5k/

CAPAA’s Golden Celebration
March 23, 2024, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Highline Community College, Mt. Townsend Room, 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines

Join us for a colorful evening at CAPAA’s Golden Celebration! Get ready for a night filled with live entertainment, music, awards, and delicious food. Community members, organizations, and elected officials are all welcome and will be in attendance. This Golden Celebration is more than just a milestone; it’s a testament to the dedication, resilience, and accomplishments of the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in Washington. The event promises an evening filled with nostalgia, camaraderie, and a look back at the transformative initiatives that have shaped the landscape for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the state. Information and Tickets: https://capaa.wa.gov/golden-celebration/

Wing Luke Museum Dinner & Auction
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 5pm – 9pm
Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle

Chinatown-International District is home to many who find community, comfort, and security. Join us in celebrating the resiliency that binds us together. Support the museum while reconnecting with longtime community members, learning about exciting new developments on the horizon, and reigniting your passion for arts and culture at our annual dinner & auction. All event proceeds benefit the programs and facilities of the Wing Luke Museum. Information and Tickets:  https://www.wingluke.org/eventscalendar/2024auction

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, 2024
Seattle Center

Over the years, the award-winning non-profit Festival remains a free, life-enriching experience. It is dedicated to increasing the understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. As a public service, the Festival presents culturally educational programs, arts, technologies, and the rich heritage of Japan. Join us in celebrating the beautiful sakura, cherry trees, and the cultural and educational blossoms it inspires each year. Information: https://cherryblossomfest.org/

Japan Fair 2024
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
June 29 and 30, 2024

Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA across the lake from Seattle, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as “Aki Matsuri”, Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances onstage, hands-on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. Stay tuned for more information! https://www.japanfairus.org/