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Saturday, Feb 04 | Maketto

2023 Lunar New Year Experience


Come join the Ascend Greater Washington and the DC AAPI community to welcome the year of the Rabbit - the fourth of the 12 zodiac animals!

The 2023 Lunar New Year Experience will showcase the diverse Asian cultures with a D.C. twist.

This event is SOLD OUT!

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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

We can't wait to celebrate with you!
Remember to have ticket ready for check-in at entrance to event.
Bags will be inspected prior to entry.
Coat Check is Available.

5:30 PM
VIP Check-In Starts
6:30 PM
General Admission Check-in Starts
7:15 PM
7:45 PM
First Raffle Announcement
8:15 PM
Lion Dance Performance
8:30 PM
Second Raffle Performance
8:45 PM
Korean Drum Performance
9:15 PM
Open Bar Last Call
9:30 PM
Close Out
Event Attire
Getting Here

Event Attire

Formal Wear or Traditional/Cultural Attire is encouraged!

Getting Here

Venue | Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Valet Parking

Valet Parking is available across the street from Maketto.

Garage Parking

The following garages are located near the event venue:

SP+ Parking | 1225 I St NE, Washington, DC 20002

H Street Parking | 1000 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Public Transportation

The closest WMATA location is Union Station on the Red Line.

Take the "Eastbound - Oklahoma Avenue" DC Streetcar to the "H Street and 13th Street NE" stop. The DC Streetcar runs from 8 AM to 2 AM and is free to ride.

Cultural Performances

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The Jow Ga Shaolin Institute promotes the study of authentic Chinese martial arts for health, fitness, emotional well-being and self-defense. We offer training to anyone interested, provided they have good moral character and a sincere desire to learn.

For good luck, make sure to feed the Lion a Red Envelope with money when it comes by!

Cultural Performances
Raffle Sponsors

Raffle Sponsors

To learn more about our sponsored prizes, click the button below!



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Me & You is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, advocating for students from underprivileged communities,  and those without a home. We partner with schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to provide students with the necessary items and services for a well-rounded life. We work with teachers and administrative staff at the schools to determine needs and fundraise to fulfill them.

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

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Special Thanks

Bryan Sumardi for Photography Services
And DJ 9-Volt for Musical Stylings!
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