Celebrate Chinese New Year in Oak Park
January 22, 2012 by James
The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association is holding a Chinese New Year Celebration on January 28 from 6-10 pm. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $75 for adults and $15 for children; children over 4 are welcome to attend. Those who buy a table of 8 will receive a $20 discount.
China will be welcoming in year 4710, the year of the dragon, very soon. Cities all over the world which have Chinese communities are having celebrations to mark this event. The event in Oak Park will include a catered dinner from Beyond Events, a lion dance with taiko drummers, fan and ribbon dancers from the St Therese Chinese Catholic School, music from Kerry Leung, a calligrapher who will write your name in Chinese characters, auctions and raffles. It is sure to be a fun filled evening for all who attend.
Oak Park printing companies will no doubt be providing decorations for the event such as flags, printed posters, banners and even paper lanterns. It doesn’t take a lot of money to decorate for such an event.. These decorations do make a big difference and they make an event seem so much more festive and fun.
Money raised at the Chinese New Year Celebration event will go to support the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association Benevolence Fund. The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association has been raising funds for various Oak Park charities since 1946. The Association supplies various scholarships, recycling events and supports many community outreach programs.