Blog : Gateway hosts Chinese New Year celebration

By Madelaine | Jan 16, 2014 | in

PORTSMOUTH — A Green Alliance business partner, Gateway, Taiji, Qigong & Yoga, will be hosting a celebration of The 2014 Chinese New Year in Portsmouth. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. There will be visual arts, martial arts, children's activities, and acupuncture. Gateway will also hold an open house featuring massage and foot reflexology, brow shaping, and beauty consultations.

2014 is The Year of The Horse. Chinese culture describes the horse as a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. Specifically, this year is The Year of the Wood Horse. The energy of wood embodies rebirth and growth, high energy, and productivity. Other attributes include fast victories, adventure, and romance.

The day will be packed with exciting events for people of all ages! The celebration will begin with a children's parade featuring a dragon mask created by Newmarket kindergarten students. Following the parade will be various children’s activities, including Chinese brush painting and folk tales. Next, there will be several martial arts demonstrations including Taiji Fan (Marsha Carr) Taiji Sword and Taiji Yang Style Long form (Bill Buckley), plus a dramatic Kung Fu form demonstrated by Jeremy Shaw. There will also be an exciting lineup of Seacoast artists, health practitioners, and martial artists.

Additionally, there will be an open house for the other businesses located at 875 Islington Street. Participating businesses include Face Body Spirit, Jennifer Harrison Skincare, Patrix Salon, Vanish Laser Studio, and Personal Touch Electrolysis. Some of the services offered will be chair massage, reflexology, and skin and beauty consultations.

The event is free and open to the public. Stop by for entertainment and activities that will appeal to all. It’s a great opportunity to have fun and learn about the martial art forms taught by an impressively green business.
Visit Gateway’s Web site to check out a full schedule of the day and to learn about the performers and artists who will be participating.

Green Card holders receive their first month of classes FREE at Gateway, Taiji, Qigong & Yoga. To become a GA member click here.