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Chinese New Year Festival at China Blossom, North Andover

NORTH ANDOVER – Looking to celebrate the Year of the Dragon? Join China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge as they host a Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 4PM to 7PM.

The Andover Chinese Cultural Exchange (ACCE) will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival sponsored by Yang’s Martial Arts. The Chinese New Year celebration is centuries old and the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.

More than anything, the Chinese New Year is a time to bCring family together for feasting and celebration, and China Blossom will highlight this with authentic cuisine as well as various Asian traditions.

Guests will indulge in a dim sum buffet while they enjoy butt-kicking gong fu (kung fu) and lion dance demonstrations, as well as traditional Chinese dances and live cultural music.

World-renowned player Zhan-tao Lin will wow the crowd with the Er-hu, which is similar to a violin with an exception of two strings. Lin is a professional musician from China who has won many competitions and performs broadly in the New England area, including at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Ma.

In addition, celebrated musician Shin-Yi Yang is sure to please with the Gu-zheng, an ancient Chinese instrument that has strings that are plucked like a guitar’s. Yang is the founder of the Boston Guzheng Ensemble and the two-time winner of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Heritage Program.

After you’ve had your fill of live entertainment, get the whole family involved with calligraphy and children’s crafts and don’t go home empty handed! There will be giveaways all evening!

Tickets are $25 per person (Senior and children pricing is available: Seniors, $20, Under 11, $15, Under 5, $9). Proceeds will benefit the ACCE, a non-profit community group dedicated to introducing Chinese culture. ACCE provides educational opportunities and support for charitable causes in the Merrimack Valley.

Seating is limited. To reserve early call Richard SooHoo, President of the ACCE at 978-470-2293 or email richsoohoo@aol.com. a

Don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and gain perspective on Chinese art, cuisine, and culture!

There will be ongoing events & live performances from 4-6PM, including:
Calligraphy with the Chinese American Fine Arts Society of Boston
Children’s Crafts
Lion Dance from Yang’s Martial Arts
Chinese Folk Dance Group
Gong Fu (Kung Fu) from Yang’s Martial Arts
Solo Dance Performances
Er-hu (Chinese Violin) Performance from Zhan-tao Lin
Gu-Zheng (Zither) Performance from Shin-Yi Yang
Chinese New Year Sing-Along

A buffet dinner featuring traditional dim sum will be served from 6-7PM. Tickets are $25 per person, with the exception of seniors ($20,), under 11 ($15), and under 5 ($9).

Seating is limited. To reserve early call Richard SooHoo, President of the ACCE at 978-470-2293 or email richsoohoo@aol.com.

China Blossom is located at 946 Osgood Street in North Andover, MA. For more information please call 978-682-2242 or visit www.chinablossom.com.

 

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