Chinese American Association of Minnesota

Who we are:

Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) is the oldest and largest Chinese American community organization in Minnesota. Tracing its history to the Chinese American Club gatherings at Nankin Cafe dating back to the 1930s, CAAM was founded by Nankin Cafe’s owner in 1951 and incorporated with his help in 1967.

CAAM is non-profit and non-partisan with the mission to provide cultural, educational, recreational, and other programs to promote the cultural heritage and enhance the quality of life of Chinese Americans in Minnesota. This mission is being carried out through CAAM’s community service programs and by its CAAM/Twin Cities Chinese Language School and its CAAM Chinese Dance Theater.

 Come Join us at Festival of Nations.

Please help us share the Chinese culture at the Festival of Nations.

To raise the awareness of Chinese culture, CAAM has participated in Festival of Nations for over 20 years.  During these 20 some years, CAAM has played a very important part in the development of this meaningful event.  As is the case with previous years, CAAM is seeking civic- minded individuals to volunteer at this meaningful event

in the Cultural Exhibit on

Thursday  May 5  9am-3pm ,

Friday  May 6  9am-10pm ,

Saturday  May 7  10am-10pm,

Sunday  May 8  9am-6pm


in the Café:

Thursday May 5, 2016  9am-3pm ,

Friday  May 6, 2016 9am-10pm ,

Saturday  May 7 10am-10pm,

Sunday   May 8 9am-6pm


What will you get out of this volunteering opportunity:

  • Monetary satisfaction: free access to the Festival of Nations
  • Mental stimulation: free time to wander six venues: food court, dance and music stage, cultural exhibit, bazaar, demonstration and Wine bar
  • Spiritual fulfillment: engage and interact with the public sharing Chinese Culture, as well as with other ethnic groups at one of the largest multi-cultural festival
  • Camaraderie with Chinese and fellowship with other cultures

Location: St. Paul, River Centre

We need many volunteers to make this a successful event.  Sign up here.


Congratulations to CAAM CDT  for an outstanding performance at the 2016 Annual Production One Earth, One Home



Chinese New Year 2016 – Year of the Monkey

The monkey ranks ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle. Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, and 2028.
·         Lucky Colors: white, blue, gold
·         Lucky Numbers: 4 and 9
·         Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle
·         Years of birth: … 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…