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January 17, 2012 > Chinese New Year celebrated at NewPark Mall

Chinese New Year celebrated at NewPark Mall

Submitted By Sheryl Craig

The Chinese lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, will be celebrated with traditional cultural activities, dances, and arts and crafts at NewPark Mall on January 22.

The shopping center invites the community to gather in Center Court for beautiful dance performances and free classes by Lorraine Yee with Jing Mo Athletic Association. The San Francisco-based martial arts group has performed in the Bay Area for over 30 years. The group began in the early 1900s with the unique teaching of all Chinese kung fu styles under one roof, and their story has been featured in movies including Bruce Lee's "Chinese Connection."

The day will also feature a craft activity for families - making red lanterns and dragons.

Schedule of events:
Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Jing Mo Performance
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Photos with the Lion (bring a camera)
Noon - 3 p.m.: Prize wheel - chance to win a gift card and prizes
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Craft activities
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Facebook sign ups - Enter to win an iPad2
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Jing Mo Performance - Learn the Lion Dance
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Jing Mo Performance

Chinese New Year at NewPark Mall
Sunday, January 22
Noon - 3 p.m.
Center Court
NewPark Mall
2086 NewPark Mall, Newark
(510) 794-5523
www.newparkmall.com

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