As per tradition, the 2016 APAMSA Board put together a festival on Thursday, February 18, celebrating the new Year of the Monkey. Every one of the 50+ attendees received a red envelope and won raffle tickets in games and activities. Raffles were drawn for prizes, including a tote bag, WellMed water bottles, a gift card, and a stuffed monkey. There was catered Chinese food and more specially homemade bubble tea courtesy of Maha Haqqani.
Among the activities were paper cutting, chopsticks wars, spice challenge, Chinese yo-yo, trivia, ring toss, and checkers, all to the beat of Chinese pop songs in the background.