2013 Chinese New Year Celebration

It Happened!

The 2013 CAFAM Chinese New Year Celebration took place on February 16.  It was a great success.   The crowd was large, despite the weather and rescheduling.  The dancing, live animals, food, martial arts, crafts, vendors, drummers, dragon parade, lecture, etc. were all very well received.  Thanks to Patti Oldmixon and the entire crew who organized the event!  And thanks to all who came to support us and enjoy the day!

Update

The CAFAM Chinese New Year Celebration is all set for this Saturday, February 16, starting at 10:00 AM.  Unfazed by the Great Storm, we will follow the original program, to the extent possible.  There will be song, dance, food, and more.  Remember it’s at the Westbrook Middle School and Performing Arts Center.  Come on by and say Happy Year of the Snake!

Join us

Join the excitement at the 23rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 9th Sunday, February 10th, at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center and Middle School, 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook.

This popular event features heart-warming songs and dances by the children of the CAFAM Chinese School. Nationally touring Magician Norman Ng will amaze. Sparks’Ark will present live Chinese zodiac animals. Bowdoin College Professor Tsui will explain the work of China’s Nobel Prize laureate Mo Yan and the famous film based on his novel. Martial arts masters from the Riverview Foundation will demonstrate and teach.

All day, children can come and assemble free “snake” crafts. Books, special teas, and Chinese crafts and products will be available for sale. In the cafeteria fresh hot dumplings will be available, as well as delicious dishes and bubble tea by Bubble Mania.The celebration runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING. Admission is $4.00 for children and $6.00 for adults. Families of 5 are just $20.00. Sponsored by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nga-Chi
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 00:42:37

    The event has been moved to February 10th, same time, same location. Hope to see you there!

    Reply

  2. Megan Marie Mattor
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 18:44:08

    It’s been moved again to Sat Feb 16th Same time and place.

    Reply

  3. Tena Beal
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 13:51:22

    Our daughter danced as a Willow – it was a great event! Will photos and/or DVD’s be available for the event?

    Reply

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