First Friday: “Chinese New Year Celebration”

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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2018

Enjoy a bit of Chinese culture at First Friday's “Chinese New Year Celebration” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on February 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m. with light refreshments complements of the Office of the Arts.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will include the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe dancing several traditional Chinese Folk Dances accompanied by Alice Guzheng Ensemble, Mr. Zhang on a traditional instrument called hulusi, and a vocalist Mr. Lin.  A Chinese Kungfu, Martial Arts demonstration and the City’s Mobile Art Lab leading interactive art activity will round off the evening’s festivities. There will be something for every member of your family.  Plan to come in traditional Chinese outfits and experience a bit of China in Alexandria!

Reservations are $9 per person. To purchase entrance tickets, visit Tickets are also available at the door. No experience is necessary.  Children under 5 years old are free. Children must be accompanied by one adult.

The “Chinese New Year Celebration” is part of the “First Fridays” Series.   The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.   

For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director at 703.746.5565, or visit  

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

The Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe is a non-profit amateur group, dedicated to sharing art and culture while promoting cross-cultural understandings. For information visit: