From Dynasty to Democracy combines the color of Chinatown with the inspiring history of the community’s struggle against discrimination starting in the 1800’s, and how that struggle shaped America’s understanding of human rights and the Constitution.
In the 1800’s, Chinese planted the first vineyards in Napa, dug the first wine caves, erected majestic stone bridges, extracted mercury valued in the millions of dollars, and built the first roads and railroads; altogether creating nearly the entire early economic infrastructure of the world famous Napa Valley.
Voyage to the fishing villages that shaped Monterey. Landing in Monterey in the 1850s, the first Chinese families created the abalone and squid industry in Monterey.
Join us on August 12th for the 8th Annual Chinatown Music Festival in its new home on Waverly Place in the heart of Chinatown! This year the Festival will feature the theme of “Living Alleyways” to highlight the main arteries of the community and the vibrancy in the neighborhood through the arts.
Drop in on June 3 from 1pm-5pm to the 4th Annual Dancing on Waverly festival on Waverly Pl for a free, fun-filled afternoon of dancing and music!
Drop in on September 24th from 12pm-4pm to the 3rd Annual Dancing on Waverly festival on Waverly Pl for a free, fun-filled afternoon of dancing and music!