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Feb 10 Travel to Berkeley Heights to Enjoy the Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year celebration. Credits: ANJCS
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Chinese New Year Celebration. Credits: Livingston Township
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TAPintoTravels - In collaboration with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, the Summit Area YMCA is happy to host the Lunar New Year Festival at one of its branches, the Berkeley Heights YMCA, on February 10, 2018. 

The Lunar New Year, also popularly known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is also a holiday celebrated by many other Asian countries including Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and more. The holiday is based on the lunar-solar calendar, and is a time for joyous celebration with friends and family. It is also a time to observe traditions and customs, to honor household and heavenly deities, ancestors, and to ward off evil spirits for the new year. Join us to learn about the richness of Asian customs during the Lunar New Year.

PERFORMANCES

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LUNAR NEW YEAR LION DANCE
Performed by Wushu Kungfu Fitness Center of East Hanover

MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCES & INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
Performed by Shaolin Kungfu & Taichi school of Warren and Wushu Kungfu Fitness Center of East Hanover.  Join in after the Kungfu & Taichi performance and master the forces of yin and yang with Master Shifu Lin!

TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOLK DRUM & DANCE PERFORMANCE
Performed by esteemed Korean drum performer, Vong Pak

LUNAR NEW YEAR CHINESE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
Performed by the Spring Academy Montessori

CHILDREN'S DRAGON PARADE
Chase away the evil spirits and bring in good luck for 2018 in our Children's Dragon Parade! Join in on the fun!

ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN'S ARTS & CRAFTS
Make your own Lanterns, Paper Drums, Origami, and Coloring sheets to decorate your home for Lunar New Year!

LUNAR NEW YEAR STORYTIME
Join us for storytime! We'll be reading three Lunar New Year themed books that will introduce traditions new and old!
5:15PM - This Next New Year
5:30PM - Curious George Dragon Dance
6:00PM - The Nian Monster

ASIAN FASHION DISPLAY

LUNAR NEW YEAR PHOTO BOOTH
Snap a selfie with our Lunar New Year Dragon!

FOOD, SNACKS AND DRINKS
Enjoy foods sold by local Asian restaurants and win Asian Snacks and Beverages from carnival style games like Plinko and Spin the Wheel!

CHINESE ZODIAC FACE PAINTING
Provided by the Spring Academy Montessori

LION DANCE INTERACTIVE DEMO
Learn how to do the traditional lion dance with instructors from the Wushu Kungfu Fitness Center!

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
Provided by the Shaolin Kungfu & Taichi school of Warren

PRIZES
Free prizes like Y memberships and guest passes, restaurant gift certificates and free martial arts gift certificates will be announced to lucky winners with sign in and entry!

The program will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave.

For more information contact Jenny Hui at 908-738-2168 or email her at jenny.hui@thesay.org, visit  the Websitewww.thesay.org/lnyf or see more on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/176884943072181/

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