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January 28, 2014 > NewPark Mall celebrates Year of the Horse

NewPark Mall celebrates Year of the Horse

Submitted By Donald Wilson

NewPark Mall celebrates the Year of the Horse with a Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 1. The celebration will feature entertainment and presentations based on Chinese traditions. Chinese New Year officially kicks-off on January 31.

Also known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year celebration highlights include: Martial arts performances by the Jing Mo Athletic Association that consists of a short history about the Chinese New Year and demonstration of a number of martial arts performances that ranges from handsets to weapons such as the staff, spear, swords and hand-sparring sets, illustrating different Northern and Southern Styles. In addition, they will also be demonstrating a number of other styles in the Chinese Martial Arts Systems. The San Francisco-based martial arts group has performed in the Bay Area for over 30 years. The group began in the early 1900Õs with the unique teaching of all Chinese kung fu styles under one roof.

Performed throughout the main floor of the mall, the Lion Dance is performed to musical accompaniment which includes the drum, cymbals and gong. This dance signifies that all will be blessed with good luck and all evil will be chased away for the New Year. After the dance, the public is invited to pose for photos with the Lion.

There will also be a high-octane, super-charged magic show by Dan Chan Magic Man. Audiences are instantly engaged and wowed with a barrage of magic, illusions and comedy. A parade concludes the event.

Year of the Horse Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 1
1 p.m. Ð 4 p.m.
NewPark Mall, Lower Level near JC Penney
2086 Newpark Mall, Newark

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