Photo: Nancy Rubin

A centuries old Chinese tradition of holding street performances came alive on Berkeley’s Fourth Street on Saturday with the neighborhood’s sixth annual celebration of the Lunar New Year (Solano Avenue also held its own event to ring in the Year of the Horse, on Sunday).

Bay Area troupe Kei Lun Martial Arts enacted vignettes of stories from Chinese opera, families participated in many free activities, including a martial arts demonstration and a lion dance, the lions blessed the local shops, and everyone joined in the parade.

Contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there.

Photo: Nancy Rubin
Photo: Nancy Rubin
Photo: Nancy Rubin
Photo: Nancy Rubin
Photo: Nancy Rubin
Photo: Nancy Rubin

Check out Berkeleyside’s event calendar for many more events, and make sure to post your own community happenings.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...