Chinese New Year Party
Chinese New Year Party
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Tickets: $225 General Admission / $100 Young Professional (35 and under)
Fair market value of each ticket is $75, including a FMV of $10 for the entertainment portion of the event, which is subject to a 10% FDA tax. Any amount contributed above the FMV is considered tax deductible. Please consult your tax representative for more information.
Our Biggest Party of the Year
Over 500 supporters of our Nathan Yip Foundation gathering in Denver, Colorado for a memorable evening celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year.
This year, we are celebrating the Lunar New Year like no other. Instead of our regular sit-down banquet dinner, the event takes place in the middle of a fun-filled street party, among troupes of acrobats, lively dragons, Chinese lions, and of course delicious food from seven top-rated restaurants: Ace, Barolo, Fish n Beer, Lucky Cat, Mijo, Pinche Tacos, and Work and Class.
Whether you have celebrated Chinese New Year before, this will be a truly memorable night!
East meets West at the biggest Chinese New Year party in the Rocky Mountains!
Join us as we take on a new look and feel, converting at Denver’s iconic McNichols Building, located in the heart of Civic Center Park, into a bustling Chinese Night Market. Our guests will get an exclusive chance to be transported to China, where they'll experience delicious and unique cuisine from Denver’s top chefs, fun activities and thrilling performances around every corner.
Meet Our 2017 Honorary Chairs
The Nathan Yip Foundation is thrilled to announce Gayle and Gary Ray as the 2017 Chinese New Year Party Chairs. The Rays have lived in Castle Pines for over 12 years, and their community volunteerism expands throughout the region.
Gary, a retired United Airlines pilot is very involved in the Littleton Rotary, where he has served as President. He also volunteers as an ambassador at the Denver International Airport. Gayle is actively involved in the Castle Pines Garden Club and also serves on the board of Asian Performing Arts of Colorado. She is also actively involved or has served on the board of the Denver Center Alliance, Womanade of Castle Rock, Colorado Uplift, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Cancer League, Opera Colorado and Families First.
Meet Our 2017 Event Chairs
Meghan and James Iacino, both Denver natives, are actively involved in the community. Meghan volunteers with the Colorado Children’s Hospital, Project Angel Heart, and the First Universalist Church of Denver.
James is President and CEO of Seattle Fish Co., representing the third generation of the Iacino family in the family business. James oversees the largest seafood distribution operation in the region, including processing and distribution facilities in Denver and Kansas City, and a team that operates 24/7 to supply more than 15 million pounds of seafood annually throughout the Rocky Mountains. He’s a recognized leader within the seafood industry and in the Colorado community, serving on the Cooking Matters Colorado Leadership Council, the Colorado Children’s Chorale Board of Trustees, the ACE Scholarships Board of Advisors, and as the Founder and Chairman of the Green & Gold Foundation, benefiting Colorado State University. James was a friend and classmate of Nathan’s at Kent Denver and has been an ardent supporter of Friends of Nathan Yip and its Nate’s Night events.
James and Meghan are expecting their first child in December 2016, and are parents to a puppy, Carlton, and kitty, Drama.
Can't Make it to the Party?
Thank you to these Nathan Yip Foundation sponsors who have generously supported our mission and vision.