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Lunar New Year Celebration 2009- Year of OX

What Social Event
When January 31, 2009
from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm
Where Opening ceremony-Chinatown Gate (S. King St. & 5th Ave S.) / Hing Hay Park - 411 Maynard Ave S, Seattle 98104
Contact Name Mish Lin
Contact Email events@cidbia.org
Contact Phone 206-382-1197
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Celebrating LNYC with the Chinatown-International District in the heart of the district!

Presented by Snoqualmie Casino

WHAT:     The Chinatown-International District welcomes you to the Lunar New Year Celebration presented by Snoqualmie Casino on January 31, 2009 in Hing Hay Park! Experience first-class multicultural entertainment including lively Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, drill team performances and much more! Be sure to visit our Cultural Activities Pavilion featuring authentic calligraphy drawing, face painting and a kids corner the whole family can enjoy!

Organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA), this year’s Lunar New Year Celebration has engaged local restaurants and retail stores to share the spirit of Lunar New Year.  Offers include traditional Lunar New Year menu, special discounts, red envelopes, small gifts, in-store performance and many other activities. Adults and children can learn about the history and traditions of Lunar New Year through this celebration and take pictures with delightful red lanterns decorated throughout the district. Free Admission !

WHEN:      Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 11 AM - 4 PM

WHO:        The Entertainment Schedule:

12:00pm    Opening Ceremony under the Chinatown Gate-
               Mak Fai Kung Fu Club (lion & dragon dance / martial arts)

12:30pm    Kaze Daiko (Japanese taiko drumming)
1:00pm      Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team

1:30pm     Luck Ngi Musical Society - Cantonese Opera and Instruments
                 (Performing at Luck Ngi Musical Club
                  512 7th Ave S., Seattle 98104)

2:00pm      Seattle Wushu Academy (martial arts, tai chi and wushu)
2:30pm       Intermission
3:00pm       Northwest Taiko (Japanese taiko drumming)
3:30pm       Master David Leong's Shaolin Kung Fu Academy
                (lion & dragon dance/martial arts)

 4:00pm      Event Closure

Opening ceremony - Chinatown Gate ( S. King St & 5th Ave S. )
Hing Hay Park, 411 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

COST:        Free admission 

LNYC 2009

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, organizes the annual Lunar New Year Celebration.  Located in South Downtown Seattle, the CIDBIA represents the interests of the business and property owners of the Chinatown-International District.  The CIDBIA’s mission is to promote economic vitality, to encourage responsible business development and to support continuous improvements in the quality of life within the District.