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First Friday: “Chinese New Year Celebration”

Title:First Friday: “Chinese New Year Celebration”
Date & Time:Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. (Map This)
Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center
Event Details:Come get into the spirit of the Chinese New Year by celebrating the year of the Pig with the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe at First Friday: “Chinese New Year Celebration” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on February 16, 2019 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., the Durant Arts Center,1605 Cameron St.

The evening will include the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe dancing several traditional Chinese Folk Dances accompanied by Alice Guzheng Ensemble, Mr. Zhang on a traditional instrument called hulusi, and a vocalist Mr. Lin. A Chinese Kungfu, Martial Arts demonstration and the City’s Mobile Art Lab leading interactive art activity will round off the evening’s festivities. There will be definitely something for every member of your family. Plan to come in traditional Chinese outfits and experience China in Alexandria!

A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be on hand, complements of the Office of the Arts. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.

The “Chinese New Year Celebration” is part of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director at 703.746.5565, or visit

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

The Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe is a non-profit amateur group, dedicated to sharing art and culture while promoting cross-cultural understandings. For information visit:
Contact Person:Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5565
Fees:Reservations are $9 per person. Children under 5 years old are free. Children must be accompanied by one adult. Make your make your reservations today visit: click on Durant Arts Center. Tickets are also available at the door.
Audience:Anyone may attend

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