Blog : Chinese New Year Celebration

By Madelaine | Jan 23, 2014 | in

PORTSMOUTH — Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 1st! The afternoon will be filled with events for people of all ages, including martial arts, Chinese brush and silk painting, acupuncture, and a Gateway open house.

From Noon to 2 p.m. there will be tons of activities for children! There will be a dragon mask parade, featuring a mask contributed by Newmarket kindergarteners. Taiji Fan exercises will take place, and there will also be arts and crafts activities for kids, including face painting, and Chinese brush painting.

Select services and activities will take place the entire day. Shiao-Ping Wang will be hosting Chinese Cultural Arts. Betty Lathrop will be performing silk painting. Angela Lambert will be providing Acupuncture services. The Gateway open house will also take place all day, too! They will be providing Face Body Spirit, Patrix, Jenny Harrison Skincare, Vanish Laser Studio, Personal Touch Electrolysis. Imagine You will offer chair massage, foot reflexology, brow shaping, laser and hair consultations, color analysis, and raffles and door prizes.

Some of the demonstrations and activities will only take place at certain times of the day. Check out the schedule below to make sure you won’t miss these special events.

Special Events & Demonstrations:
• Noon: Opening Ceremony - Dragon mask parade
• 12:30 p.m.: Taiji Fan for Children & Adults - Marsha Carr
• 1 p.m.: Chinese Brush Painting for Kids - Shiao-Ping Wang
• 2 p.m.: Story Time: Chinese Legends - Bill Buckley
• 2:30 p.m.: Taiji Sword Form - Bill Buckley
• 3 p.m.: Karate (Shotokan) Demo - Tom Prey
• 3:30 p.m.: Kung Fu - Jeremy Shaw
• 4 p.m.: Qigong Mini-Class: Five Animal Sports - Bill Buckley
• 4:45 p.m.: Yang Style Long Form Demo - Bill Buckley. Anyone who knows the form is invited to join in!

If you’d like to learn more about this event, visit its Web site here.

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