SF Rec & Park Celebrates the Chinese New Year with Activities for All Ages

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey, with fun activities at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center as well as at Palega Recreation Center. The events kickoff this weekend with a Chinese New Year Basketball Jamboree for boys and girls basketball teams from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 6.

Other events at Betty Ann Ong Rec include:

  • 2/10 – Chinese New Year Tiny Tot Celebration 10am-11am (Games, jumpy house, Imagination Playground, arts and crafts, and a short performance will be held for 5 and under)
  • 2/11-2/13 – Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament, kick-off at 6pm on 2/11, teams currently registering (18 and up)
  • 2/17 – Chinese New Year Dance 1pm-3pm (celebration for 55+, light refreshments served)

“We’re thrilled to host such exciting activities for the Chinese New Year,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “The Chinese New Year is one of many ways we try to engage and celebrate with our diverse community in San Francisco.”

In addition to the events at Betty An Ong Rec, on February 19, SF Rec & Park will host a community event at Palega Rec Center in partnership with the SF-Shanghai Association, Recology Sunset Scavenger, the SF Association of Realtors, and SF Laborers’ Local 261. There will be lion dancing, singing, entertainment, and Lunar New Year food for neighbors from 6-9p.m. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to learn about employment with Recology and Local 261.


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