Moon Festival Celebration
Sunday, Sept. 30th, from 4:30-7 pm,
Woodfords Club, 170 Woodford St., Portland. 


Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) and the Confucius Institute at USM.

The Moon Festival marks the annual harvest moon, and in Chinese tradition, is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Families gather to celebrate together, gaze at the full moon, sing and recite poetry, and eat traditional foods—especially mooncakes.

Join us for a potluck dinner, Chinese music and entertainment, arts & crafts, poetry and more. And, of course, a variety of mooncakes will be served!

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is partnering with CAFAM this year to host the craft table, where kids of all ages can make lanterns, make play dough mooncakes and write Chinese characters.

Admission is free; everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.


Thursday, Dec 13th, 5:30-7 pm, at Maine College of Art, in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit by Chinese artist Yu-wen Wu. This is part of MECA’s Making Migrations Visible initiative.

The History of Chinese in Maine: Talk & Reception

While there has been a relatively small population of Chinese residents of Maine over the years, those who have settled here have made their mark, dating back to the first Chinese immigrant who came in 1857. Come hear some stories about these early Chinese Mainers, and also enjoy some Chinese tea and snacks, sponsored by the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine

Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. We promote friendship between non-Chinese Americans, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese people, whether from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, or elsewhere.


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