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May 1, 2012 > Community fair

Community fair

Cultural performances, martial arts, crafts, games, magic and more!

Submitted By Sandy Lwi

The Purple Lotus School, Union City, will host a Community Fair to celebrate many things - Cinco de Mayo, Asian Heritage Month and the Purple Lotus School's 25th anniversary of their temple. Hosted by the school members, this fun outdoor family event will take place on Saturday, May 5th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Join the community for a unique celebration of diversity. Purple Lotus School students, community members, students from San Jose State University and UC Santa Cruz will entertain parents and children with performances. The fair will also provide delicious ethnic foods and cheap eats, beverages and games. Children will be able to enjoy free face painting, personalized art and recreational activities.

A mix of cultural and contemporary performances will showcase Bollywood dance by UCSC's Indian Student Organization, the Rumba and the Chacha by SJSU's Spartan Dancesport Team, High-flying kicks and punches by Choi's Taekwondo, Taiko drumming by Heiwa Taiko, Hawaiian dance by Tehani Dance Studios, Odissi dance by Shakti Bhakti, a contemporary Chinese dance by UCSC's Chinese Student Association, a Lion Dance by USA Kung Fu Studios and more.

There will be entertainment booths at which visitors can play games and have their face painted. Try different cuisines at food booths while watching the shows. Afterwards, remember the special day with free photos in our photo-booth and learn about new activities.

The Community Fair will include a Kids Crafts area and Live Martial Arts Demos by Choi's Martial Arts. Enter the raffle for cash prizes, an iPad and Disneyland park-hopper tickets

This community event is presented by the Purple Lotus School & Temple, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides services to the underserved communities of Union City and scholarships to underprivileged children.

Community Fair
Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Purple Lotus School
33615 9th St., Union City
(510) 429-8808

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