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PORT OF LOS ANGELES TO HOLD 4th ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Free Event to Feature Family-Fun Entertainment, Activities and Fireworks Show at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

Lunar New YearSAN PEDRO, Calif. — January 26, 2018 — The Port of Los Angeles will host its 4th Annual Lunar New Year on Saturday, Feb. 10, at CRAFTED @ the Port of Los Angeles. The FREE event officially kicks off at 3 p.m. and ends with a spectacular firework finale at 7:00 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy an afternoon with live entertainment, a wishing wall, food trucks, Los Angeles Public Library Book Bike, arts and crafts hosted by the CRAFTED, face painting, Dream Shapers Storyteller and a host of celebratory activities honoring this annual multicultural Asian tradition.

It’s the Year of the Dog and a perfect opportunity to help local shelter pets find their forever home with a Red Carpet Ready Adoption booth. Our friends from LA Animals Services will be on hand hoping to inspire a pet/ family love connection. Our local shelters are also in need of pet supplies and food (unopened) - blankets, bedding, towels and toys. Pet donation bins will be stationed at the Port of LA Information booth.

The Giddy up Pony Ranch is back with the most adorable Chinese Zodiac themed petting zoo. Children of all ages will enjoy getting up-close with fancy feathered roosters, sheep, goats, pigs, ponies, and more.

Cultural performers scheduled to appear include the Korean Dance Academy of Los Angeles; Fujima Seiyumi Kai based in Gardena, Halau Hula Moani’ Al’a Anuhea, Khmer Arts Academy of Long Beach, Los Angeles Chinese Cultural Center Folk Dancers, Hanabi Taiko Drummers and the Awakened Blessing Lion Troupe both based in Cerritos and high energy demonstrations by the Dragon Martial Arts School of Torrance and the Kendo Club of Venice. Our grand finale is a firecracker & fireworks display.

Join us at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles located at 112 E. 22nd Street in San Pedro on Saturday, February 10, from 3-7 p.m. For more information and the entertainment schedule, please visit www.portoflosangeles.org or www.lawaterfront.org.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Port of Los Angeles, with miles of public promenade and walking paths, acres of open space and scenic views, the LA Waterfront blankets more than 400 acres of prime waterfront property and boasts historic Los Angeles Harbor landmarks, such as the welcoming Vincent Thomas Bridge and Angels Gate Lighthouse. The busiest container port in North America, the Port of Los Angeles funds and maintains the LA Waterfront, and remains committed to enhancing public access to the waterfront by connecting visitors and local harbor communities with recreational and commercial attractions that expand and diversify the Port’s position as a premier source of economic vitality for the region.

 



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