2020 was, as for everyone, a most unexpected year.  We were only able to present one event, Dr. Yang Liu on the snuff bottles at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  By the end of 2021, we presented a primarily online event, featuring Eddie Fong of the legendary David Fong’s Restaurant.  In 2022, following the theme of featuring well-known Chinese restaurant, we presented an interview with Laura Chin of the Leeann Chin Restaurants chain, presented online as well as in a limited in-person capacity.  Then we were off to the revival of the Dream of the Red Chamber by San Francisco Opera!  Read about them all here.

Sunday Tea with Dr. Yang Liu from Mia
The first Sunday Tea of 2020 presented by Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends on February 16 was a fascinating scholarly exploration of what you might regard as a simple collectible object. About forty guests and members gathered at Paul Kwok’s bright and cheerful studio in the Traffic Zone galleries on North 3rd Avenue in Minneapolis.
Dream Revival 2022
June 13, 2022 – During the two days before June 14, the opening night of the revival of Dream of the Red Chamber by San Francisco Opera, some fifty of us flew into town. Many of us were here for the world premiere performance six years ago. We had come to relive that unforgettable experience, and we had brought more friends and families with us.
2022 Tim Yip Visit
In February famous designer Tim Yip (set and costume designer of Dream of the Red Chamber, presented by the San Franciscco Opera) visited Minneapolis at the invitation of Yang Liu, curator of Chinese art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, to discuss the possibility of curating an exhibit of Mia’s famous collection of ancient Chinese bronzes…
2021 Sunday Tea with David Fong’s Restaurant
In October 2021 CHFF cautiously resumed its Sunday Tea series with a hybrid program of a combined limited in-person and an online participation of a Tea with the David Fong family of the David Fong’s Restaurant in Bloomington. Eddie Fong, manager of the well-known Bloomington restaurant…
2022 Sunday Tea with Laura Chin
In May 2022 CHFF continued its hybrid presentation of its Sunday Tea series with an interview of Laura Chin, daughter of LeeAnn Chin of the famous LeeAnn Chin Restaurant. Hosted by Mary Yee….