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Ringing in the Lunar New Year at the Americana at Brand

Posted By Audrey Magazine On February 4, 2014 @ 8:08 pm In COMMUNITY,Events | Comments Disabled

Photos by ZACK HERRERA.
This story was originally published by iamkoream.com [1]

Hundreds gathered Saturday at the Americana at Brand, a popular shopping and restaurant destination in Glendale, Calif., to ring in the Year of the Blue Horse, with traditional Korean fan dancing, a parade led by Chinese “dragons” and performances by Asian American YouTube singers Clara C and Jason Chen.

The mood was vibrant and energetic—just like the supposed spirit of the Blue Horse—as families flooded the center green to watch the entertainment and visit craft tables, where children made their own paper horse figurines.

Visitors could take a ride on a paper lantern-adorned trolley, and by nighttime, enjoy a water show at the venue’s famous fountain, choreographed to the classic Chinese song “Give Me a Kiss” by Wan Fang. The fountain show, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., continues through February 16.


Chinese dragon performers lead the Lunar New Year parade.

 


Kites decorate the Americana at Brand’s fountain.


Members of the Asian Arts Talents Foundation perform the Chinese lion dance.


Performers take a ride on the trolley.


This girl enjoys the view of the Lunar New Year celebration from her dad’s shoulders.


Children work on making paper horse figurines.

 


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