Board Member Ken Lau Accompanies Minneapolis Delegation to Harbin.

Board member Ken Lau has accompanied a Minneapolis delegation led by two City Council members, Kevin Reich and Steve Fletcher, to Minneapolis’ Sister City Harbin (Heilongjiang) to celebrate the opening of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. The delegation included members of the leadership of Meet Minneapolis, local China Insight publisher Greg Hugh, and Read more about Board Member Ken Lau Accompanies Minneapolis Delegation to Harbin.[…]

Register Chinese New Year Banquet on February 10

Register for the 2019 USCPFA-MN Chinese New Year Banquet!   This year’s banquet, to be held on Sunday evening, February 10, will once again feature the delicious banquet fare at the Peking Garden Restaurant.  We’re doubly lucky this year to have Mr. Jarrelle Barton, gucheng player extraordinaire, entertain us at the banquet.  Groups that sponsor a table will Read more about Register Chinese New Year Banquet on February 10[…]

Er-Hu Master Zhang Yu Ming to Perform in Minnesota

Mr. ZHANG Yu Ming, acclaimed master of the traditional Chinese er-hu ( 二胡) will perform on Saturday evening, September 15, at 7:00 pm at Sundin Hall on the Hamline University campus.  Joining Master ZHANG will be the award-winning String Werks Quintet.   Master ZHANG will also offer an er-hu seminar and a master class while he Read more about Er-Hu Master Zhang Yu Ming to Perform in Minnesota[…]

Music and Dance Gala to Benefit MN China Friendship Garden Society

  The Sichuan Province Song and Dance Theatre Co. will perform the overseas premiere of “The  Greatest Spirit”, a poetic music and dance gala on Saturday evening, September 22 at the Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus.  The performances promise to be captivating, and the proceeds of the event will be provided to Read more about Music and Dance Gala to Benefit MN China Friendship Garden Society[…]

Upcoming USCPFA-MN Events

We are currently planning a Moon Festival event (Zhong qui jie) in mid-September (likely Sunday, September 23), in collaboration with the Chinese Culture Club of Macalester College and featuring a traditional Chinese music ensemble, moon-themed music, and Moon Cakes.  Stay tuned for details. A delegation from Harbin is tentatively planning to visit Minneapolis from September Read more about Upcoming USCPFA-MN Events[…]

USCPFA-MN Showcases Minneapolis’ Chinese Sister City Harbin at Annual Sister Cities Day

On July 22, Minneapolis hosted its 11th annual “Sister Cities Day” celebration, at Nicollet Island Pavilion next to Minneapolis’ historic St. Anthony Falls. Hundreds of people attended the event, which featured displays from Minneapolis’ Sister Cities, performances from several countries, and free ice cream courtesy of Meet Minneapolis. Our Chapter once again staffed the Harbin Read more about USCPFA-MN Showcases Minneapolis’ Chinese Sister City Harbin at Annual Sister Cities Day[…]

2018 Team Friendship Paddles at Lake Phalen

After a year’s hiatus, our dragon boat crew “Team Friendship” once again participated in the Twin Cities’ Dragon Festival at Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul.  While our competitive performance was a bit disappointing, we were delighted to have a team with a great mix of paddlers of both Chinese and western heritage, with a Read more about 2018 Team Friendship Paddles at Lake Phalen[…]