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VisArts Lunar New Year Celebration will be on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Rockville Town Square. Event hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Festivities include a parade at 11:00 a.m., an outdoor Asian Street Market on Gibbs Street with live music, arts and crafts activities and more. This event is free to all attendees and open to the community.

Please note the following street closures:

  • Gibbs Street will be closed beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th and will remain closed until after the tents are removed. The street will reopen at 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 16th. There should be no parking on Gibbs Street after midnight on February 16th until the street is reopened to the public at 8:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Avenue, located between Beall Avenue and E. Middle Lane, will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. and will remain closed until 1:00 p.m. There should be no parking on Maryland Avenue after midnight on February 16th. The police have advised us that once the road closure begins, cars parked on Maryland Avenue will remain parked and will not be permitted to move.
  • The Parking Garage entrances/exits on to Maryland Avenue (at Commerce Way and between American Tap Room/Gold's Gym will be blocked at 10:00 a.m. and cars will only be able to enter and leave the parking garages via Route 355. Palladian residents will need to access their parking garage via Middle Lane from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th.
  • The police will close Middle Lane between Maryland Avenue and Gibbs Street during the parade from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fenestra residents will have access to the parking garage periodically throughout that time. Police will monitor the entrance/exit in order to ensure residents have access to their garage.
  • Beall Avenue between Route 355 and N. Washington Street will be closed during the parade and will reopen once the parade has passed.

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Asian Street Market Vendors - Lunar New Year 2013

lunar-new-year-2VisArts organized a Lunar New Year celebration in 2012 that included a parade with more than 300 participants marching through Rockville Town Square, an indoor Asian street festival with food and crafts, and musical and dance performances. This year we look forward to hosting more than one thousand parade participants and spectators from across Montgomery County as well as an outdoor Asian street festival and performances. The VisArts celebration is the only Lunar New Year event in Montgomery County that draws participants, sponsors and performers from the Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean communities. It is a truly inclusive event. We are looking for vendors, organizations, dancers and performers to participate in the street market.

 
 
 

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Our Sponsors - Lunar New Year Celebration 2013

A big thank you to all our sponsors. We look forward to working with you and your team.

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Gold Sponsor $1,000+

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Parade Participants

  • 12 Zodiacs  -  Then Union of Chinese Professional Organization (生肖卡通人物)
  • Big Face Mascot  -  Coordination Coucil of Chinese American Association (大頭大面人)
  • Clowns
  • Color Flags  -  Chinese Alumni Association of Greater Washington (彩旗隊)
  • Dragon  -  小龍(九人)
  • Fortune Gods  -  Taiwan Benevolent Assocaition of Greater Washington (財神爺發紅包)
  • 1 Golden & 2 Sliver Dragon  -  US Washu Academy & O-Mei Kung Fu Washu Center (金龍銀龍隊)
  • Korean Fan Dance - Stepping Stones
  • Kung Fu  -  Shao Lin Temple Cultural Center (少林寺功夫武術隊)
  • Land Boating  -  Coordination Coucil of Chinese American Association (旱船4 艘)
  • Lantern Team  -  Taiwan Benevolent Assocaition of Greater Washington (燈籠隊)
  • Lion Dance  -  黃氏武館獅隊
  • Miss Chinese America
  • Miss Vietnam DC Finalists
  • Moy, Cheung & Company (梅張會計師樓)
  • Panda Mascot  - American Chinese School (熊貓)
  • Ribbon Dance  -  Coordination Coucil of Chinese American Association (東北大秧歌彩帶舞)
  • Red Silk Ribbon Dance  -  Morningside Middle School
  • Tae Kwon Do - US White Tiger Martial Arts
  • TaiJi Team  -  The Taiji Friends Club of Greater Washington (太極拳隊)
  • Traditional Chinese Clothing  -  Hope Chinese School (民族服裝隊)
  • Traditional Chinsese Royal Clothing  -  Taiwan Benevolent Assocaition of Greater Washington (歷代傳統服飾)
  • Waist Drum Dance  -  Yan Xin Life Science & Technology DC Scholar (腰鼓隊)
  • Washu  -  U.S. Wushu Academy (美國武術隊)
  • Wedding Carriage  -  WTCCA (抬花轎)
  • Yong Chun Team



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