MIAMI – In an effort to promote cultural enrichment opportunities for all residents of Miami-Dade County and South Florida, the Miami–Dade Asian-American Advisory Board (AAAB), under the Office of Community Advocacy, and the Chinese Cultural Foundation will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, with two events the weekend of Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th Street in Miami.
- The 8th forum on Chinese Immigration to the Caribbean Basin from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at K413. There will be a film screening of “Iron Road” – about the building of the Canadian trans-continental railroad. Various presentations will take place including “The Chinese in Cuba, a sense of belonging” and “Roots Searching – how to find your family in China and the Caribbean.” This event is open to the public and free of charge, including parking.
- Chinese New Year Festival from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 17 at the Fred Shaw Plaza. The 31st annual festival will feature Sinoelite Acrobats, Matsuriza Taiko Drums of Disney, Epcot, Lion and Dragon Dance, FIU Asian Dance Group, Lily Dance Club, Jinglu Cao Soprano, and the Miami Chinese Language School Performers. Activities include children’s playground, rock climbing, bounce house, and chute slide. Show times are at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. The Charm of Hangzhou Exhibition will be open from 11 to 6 p.m. Admission cost for the festival is as follows: adults $10, children under 12 pay $5, and children under 5 enter for free. There is no cost for parking and you may call 305-279-7137 for more information on this event.
If you would like to learn more about the Asian-American Advisory Board, contact Director Joshua Ho at 305-375-1570.
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