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Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Original Farmers Market and The Grove

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration was the Year of the Dog. – Courtesy photo / The Grove Los Angeles

To celebrate the most important day of the year on the Chinese calendar, and the beginning of the Year of the Pig, The Original Farmers Market will be hosting a Lunar New Year celebration in conjunction with The Grove on Saturday, February 2, from 2-5pm. The afternoon will kick off with an unveiling of the handmade pigstatue in honor of the zodiac symbol, which will be followed by an authentic KungFu demonstration, a magic show, acrobatics performances, traditional lion anddragon dances, and themed craft making stations.

Year of the Pig statue, handmade by the Farmers Market Facilities craftsmen, will be unveiled and on display permanently. Councilman Ryu, District 4, will lead the pig statue unveiling at 2pm on the Plaza stage. Live musical performances with traditional Chinese instruments, guzheng, pipa and flute, will bring the Lunar New Year Celebrations to life. Learn how to make dumplings at the 3pm food demo. Limited dumpling samples from Market Chinese restaurants, China Depot and Peking Kitchen will be available after the demo.

Color and movement take the stage with a Kung Fu demonstration, as well as traditional acrobatics like foot juggling and hand balancing. Meanwhile let your imagination run wild with the Dragon Dance, K-Pop Dance Group, Korean Fan Dance, and Lion Dance. Magician Joseph Tran will delight and entertain with his lively magic show. Everyone is invited to join the crafty fun in the plaza with a Chinese calligraphy demo and craft, the art of fan making craft, and the pig lantern making craft with Art 2 Go.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2:00-5:00PM

Plaza

2:00 PM: Pig Statue Unveiling with City Councilman, District 4, David Ryu

2:30 – 2:45 PM: Traditional Instrument Performance (Guzheng, Pipa, & Flute)

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Dumpling Making Demo

4:00 – 4:30 PM: Joseph Tran Magic Show

Plaza and Gilmore Lane

2:00 – 5:00 PM: Chinese Calligraphy Demo and Craft, Art of Fan-Making Craft,

Pig Lantern Making Craft, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and more

Gilmore Lane

2:00 – 2:15 PM: Dragon Dance

2:15 – 2:30 PM: K-Pop Dance Group

2:30 – 3:00PM: Kung Fu Demonstration

3:00 – 3:05 PM: Traditional Acrobatics – Foot Juggling

3:05 – 3:10 PM: Traditional Acrobatics – Hand Balancing

3:25 – 3:45 PM: Korean Fan Dance

4:45 – 5:00 PM: Lion Dance

*schedule subject to change

This event is open to the public. For more information, got to farmersmarketla.com.

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