Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is an annual student-run production staged in commemoration and celebration of the Lunar New Year.

LNYF seeks to leave a prolonged impact both on and off the stage. Dynamic performances ranging from acting to dancing to martial arts explore Asian heritage from both traditional and modern perspectives, and acknowledge social issues prevalent in Asian communities. LNYF partners with local non-profit organizations to offer sustainable support to the greater St Louis community.


This year, LNYF is honored to partner with Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition to support the foster and adoptive children in the metropolitan St. Louis community.

Founded in 1989, the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create opportunities for foster and adoptive children to help them achieve success in their futures. The Coalition recruits foster and adoptive families and offers various support services to achieve permanency and advocacy for the children and families served. These services include but are not limited to support groups, parent training, and creating childhood experiences through the Little Wishes program.