Celebrate Asian Colorado Cultural Events with Us

The Golden Lotus Foundation™ celebrates Asian culture with a variety of Colorado cultural events. Please call us with questions at 719-540-5338.



Upcoming Events

Asian Pacific Community Luncheon “Passport to Asia,” an Asian Cuisine Tasting Experience

May 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Event Registration Order Form
Dinner Menu Restaurant Menus
Place:Asian Restaurants
Cost: $15 Each Passport Luncheon Ticket
Information: This year travelers can purchase Passport Luncheon Tickets to several or all partner Asian restaurants. A special Tourist Bonus complimentary Passport Luncheon Ticket is issued when the traveler orders seven different Asian cuisine Passport Lunch Tickets.
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719-271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com

Chinese New Year Dinner: Year of the Rooster

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Please RSVP by January 21, 2017
Event Registration and Dinner Menu Here
Place:China Town Restaurant, 326 S Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Cost: $25 per person, $13 per child (13 years or younger)
Information: Help us celebrate the New Year with a family-style dinner! Please RSVP early to ensure seating availability. Seating is limited to 80 reservations.
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719-271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com

Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s – 90s

September 11, 2016 – May 28, 2017
Place: Textile Art Gallery, Level 6, Denver Art Museum, North Bldg, 101 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver
Cost: Admission rates apply
Information: Denver Art Museum exhibit details how Japanese designers shook up style. The show includes 70 outfits as well as videos and music.
Contact: http://denverartmuseum.org

Asian After Hours Mixer

TBA
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Thai Mint Restaurant, 1725 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs 80920
Open to everyone for casual business networking while connecting to the local Asian community. Meets at least 10 times a year at various locations. Hosted by Golden Lotus Foundation™ & L&B Connectors.
Cost: No cost, beverage & food may be purchased from menu
Information/Contact: Lynda Cink 719-629-7924, info@L&Bnetwork.com


Past Events


Japan America Society of Southern Colorado – Kodomo-no-Hi (Children’s Day festival)

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Place: Colorado College, Edith Kinny Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center (SE corner of Cascade & Cache La Poudre)
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Information: www.JapanAmerica.org
Contact: Kayoko Jennings 719-266-9564, kayoko.jennings@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed: Crafts, games, assisting where needed


Lantern Glow Cultural Festival of Lights

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Sunday, May 8, 2016 clean-up)
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, CO 80817
Local arts and cultural organizations will have sales and food booths. The event includes live music, s’mores, face painters and more leading up to the lantern launch, visit www.PPIR.com for information.
Cost: Parking, Admission fee, tickets at www.thelanternfest.com/location/colorado-springs
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719-271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com
Volunteers Needed: Golden Lotus Foundation™ booth set-up, sales –GLF™ volunteers have free parking and free admission; general park assignments, building lantern kits; Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 am clean-up burned out lanterns


Al Kaly Shrine Circus

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Norris-Penrose Events Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, 80905
FREE PASS one child 12 years & under when accompanied with each Adult admission
Cost: Parking, Admission fee, visit www.TheJordanWorldCircus.com for information
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719-271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com to receive any amount of FREE PASS, child 12 years & under


Colorado Springs Ikebana Chapter 95, 50th Ikebana Celebration “Friendship Through Flowers”

Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 am Tea Time, 10:00 am Demonstration, 12:00 noon Luncheon
Place: Pinery at the Hill, 775 W Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, 80905
Featuring special guest, ikenobo and independent practitioner artist Shuji Ikeda
Cost: $50, RSVP by May 1, 2016, www.ikebana95.com
Registration Information/Contact: Aurora Glaze 719-598-2249, auroraglaze@aol.com


The Rotary Foundation 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship

Application due May 31, 2016
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, Australia, England, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.
Cost: Full scholarship, https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowships
Information/Contact: Sarah Cunningham 1-847-425-5682, Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201


2017 Nara Summit Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado

June 26 – July 3, 2017
Place: Nara, Japan
The Japan-America Grassroots Summits (Manjiro Summit) are held annually, hosted alternately in the United States and in Japan. The 2017 Summit will be held in Nara, the most ancient capital of Japan. The Summit has a homestay program that provides the opportunity to stay in the home of a Japanese family for three days and develop a friendship with your host family that will last a lifetime. Participation is open to everyone who has a genuine interest in Japan and in fostering friendship with the people of Japan.
Cost: Airfare, ground transportation, meals, http://www.manjiro.or.jp/e/activities/index.html
Information/Contact: Paul K. Maruyama pmaruyama@earthlink.net


Asian Pacific Community Luncheon Passport to Asia: An Asian Cuisine Tasting Experience

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Registration begins at 11:00 am
Place: Hotel Elegante, 2886 S Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Cost: $30 individual in advance, $35 at door if space is available, 8-15 years old $10, under 8 years old $2
Place: RSVP by July 22, 2016
Place: Mail check to: Asian Pacific Community Luncheon c/o Golden Lotus Foundation, 4645 Star Ranch Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Welcome to the 5th Annual Asian Pacific Community Luncheon, a fundraiser to benefit the design and construction of an Asian Cultural Heritage Center, Asian Botanical Gardens & Tea House. This event will highlight various Asian cuisine and desserts from Asian restaurants including Silver Pond Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, Tomo Sushi, San Chang House Korean Restaurant, Thai Mint, YouKa Café, Little Nepal Indian Restaurant & Bar, Vietnamese Garden/Donuts & Noodles, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, and Panda Express. Origami & learning experience for young set, many silent auction items, truly a family affair.


Asian Community Forum with El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (check in begins at 5:30 pm)
Place: Community Room, 3rd Floor, 27 East Vermijo, Colorado Springs, 80903
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Information: The purpose is to bridge the gap with the Asian Community in general, and also address questions or concerns individuals have regarding minority communities and law enforcement officers. This is an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from the Sheriff’s Office staff. Meet Sheriff Bill Elder. Free street parking after 6:00 pm, sign in then escorted to 3rd floor. Light refreshments provided by China Town Restaurant.
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719 271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com


Liberation Day of Korea Picnic

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Information: On behalf of the Korean Community in Colorado Springs, please join in for a picnic provided by Korean churches for the 71st annual celebration. Bring lawn chairs, blankets to enjoy the festivities.
Contact: Tae Keun Choi, President, The Korean-American Society of Colorado Springs


2016 Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Place: Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
Cost: No cost
Information and Contact: www.cscci.org


A Century of Japanese Lacquer

Now through September 7, 2016
Time: Check website for museum hours
Place: Denver Art Museum, Denver
Cost: Admission rates apply. Saturday, September 3rd FREE Day for Colorado residents with proof of residency.
Information: Also carved bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea are on exhibit. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/all-glistens, http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/depth-detail


Kite Making Workshop & Annual Japanese Kite Flying Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2016 & Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Morning Workshop 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Afternoon Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm), Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Stapleton Recreation Center, 9651 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Denver 80238 Cost: $5 materials
Information: Two Japanese kite making workshops with Master Kite Maker Mikio Toki from Japan. All ages. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult to help them throughout the kite making process. RSVP and registration required. Annual Japanese Kite Festival will be held by the pavilions close to MLK Parkway.
Contact: Japan America Society of Colorado, www.jascolorado.org, (303) 592-5364

GLF Panda Express Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Place: Panda Express, Centennial & Garden, 1320 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs 80907 Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Cost: Purchase is necessary, open to the public
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Japanese Cultural Festival & Bazaar

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), University Center, 2nd Floor, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918
Cost: Free admission, open to the public. Free parking on campus.
Information: This is an annual fundraiser for Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado (JASSC). Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted for food & merchandise purchases.
Contact: Josie Caruso-Rathe, 719 332-9652, jcarusorathe@msn.com

Mid Autumn Festival Luncheon

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Registration begins at 11:00 am)
Place: The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle, Colorado Springs 80910
Cost: Complimentary for seniors 65 years old and older, $18 for persons age 64 and younger to help honor our Seniors.
Registration: Downloadable registration form available here
Information: Asian Indian Cuisine, lunch buffet, catered by Little Nepal Indian Restaurant & Bar, 1747 8th Street, Colorado Springs 80905. RSVP by September 30, 2016, goldenlotusfoundation.org for registration form or make check payable to Golden Lotus Foundation, mail to Mid Autumn Festival Luncheon, c/o Golden Lotus Foundation, 4645 Star Ranch Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. No refunds for cancellations.
Contact: Cynthia Aki 719 271-5050 mobile, cynthia.chung@juno.com
Reminder: 2017 Membership Drive begins September through December. You can become a member or renew your membership on line at goldenlotusfoundation.org, complete the Membership tab.


Colorado Springs Philharmonic – Masterworks Concert America the Beautiful

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Place: Pikes Peak Center, 190 S Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs
Cost: Various ticket seat pricing
Information: 90th Anniversary Concert Season featuring Wang Jie, Composer. Golden Lotus Foundation is pleased to partner with Colorado Springs Philharmonic to sponsor Ms Wang. Please contact Una if interested in getting together after the show. Visit www.csphilharmonic.org
Contact: Una Ng Brasch 719 963-0666, unang@yahoo.com

North Nevada Avenue Community Workshop

Workshops scheduled for Sept. 13, Oct. 27 & Dec. 8
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3656 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903
Information: A Series of roundtable discussions to solicit comments about North Nevada Avenue’s future are scheduled, and residents and business people are invited to attend. Download our informational flyer or visit coloradosprings.gov for more information.


Golden Lotus Foundation Membership Appreciation and Reception Mixer, Silent Auction
Second Chance

SECOND CHANCE BIDDING ENDS Saturday, December 10, 2016
For a downloadable copy of the bidding form, click here
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Place: Hotel Elegante, 2886 S Circle, Colorado Springs 80906
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: No cost GLF members; $10 general public ($10 can be applied to 2017 GLF membership)
Information: Join us any time between 11:00 am – 4 pm for GLF membership mixer and information session. Enjoy Asian hors d’oeuvres with wine paring, start or renew your membership and receive your complimentary 100% cotton kitchen towel, bid on many silent auction items and purchase items for sale. Enter to win a $50 gift card. We will auction 3 YoYo Ma orchestra and balcony seats for his sold out February 24, 2017 concert at the Pikes Peak Center, Royal Gorge train tickets, Cave of the Wind admission tickets and many other wonderful gift cards and merchandise.
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