On Saturday, September 10th, 2011, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM, China Blossom, located in North Andover, MA will host the first annual Blossom Festival. In partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum, Chinatown Main Street, the Kwong Kow Chinese School, Chinese Culture Connection, Yang’s Martial Arts, Origamido Studio and Feng Shui expert Lidong Yu, China Blossom will highlight authentic cuisine as well as feature various Asian traditions, in an effort to garner visibility of traditional Asian cultures and cuisine within the community.
Free to the public, guests will savor traditional Asian specialties like sweet dumplings, mooncakes, zongzi, with a chance to learn more about traditional rice wine during a sake tutorial. Brush up on your chopstick skills with “Chopsticks 101” where you will learn to use the vertical forks more efficiently before using them to dominate the marble contest!
Enjoy butt-kicking kung fu and lion dance demonstrations, explore your Feng Shui destiny, and practice your paper folding skills, turning ordinary pieces of paper into origami. Try your luck in the wok races and sumo competitions before grabbing your very own bamboo plant and various Asian pastries to take home!
Make sure you stay for the red balloon release, much like the traditional Chinese lanterns of the same hue; harness your artistic expression for the common good by releasing your email address into the sky to find a pen pal!
Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain perspective on Chinese art, cuisine, and culture!
SCHEDULE: Ongoing: Balloon note writing
Ongoing: Origami demonstrations
Ongoing: Sumo competitions
Ongoing: Feng Shui consults and education
Ongoing: Sushi samples
1:00PM-1:05PM Lion dance demonstration
1:05PM-1:15PM: Kung Fu demonstration
1:15PM-1:30PM: Wok demonstration
1:30PM-1:45PM: Chopsticks 101 and contest!
2:00PM-2:05PM: Lion dance demonstration
2:05PM-2:15PM: Kung Fu demonstration
2:15PM-2:30PM: Sake tasting
2:30PM-3:00PM Balloon release
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM
WHERE: China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover, MA
COST: Free to the public