Dear FCC Families,
A group of dedicated FCC volunteers met on Sunday, January 15, to review the results of our membership survey and to brainstorm the future of our organization. Our group included parents from Baltimore and Frederick as well as Harford, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties; high school, middle school, elementary, preschool and waiting parents; new members and old. Our conversation was thoughtful, creative and productive. We will be sharing our findings and recommendations in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, we need to let you know that, after much discussion and evaluation of the obstacles facing us and the definitive lack of response to our efforts to involve new volunteers in leadership roles, it was decided that it is not feasible for FCC Maryland to host a Year of the Rooster Celebration.
We are providing you with the following list of regional activities in the hopes that your families will attend one or more of these wonderful events. Please consider including other FCC families in your plan making.
Year of the Rooster Events
Baltimore Chinese School
and the Baltimore/Towson area Chinese community will have a Chinese new year celebration at Dulaney High School. We sincerely invite you and your family to join us for this celebration and welcome the arrival of the Year of Rooster. The social segment begins at 4pm and there will be a variety of food, prepared by our parents and different groups. The performance by BCS’students, parents, teachers, and other groups will begin at 6pm. email@example.com
for more information.
City of Rockville Lunar New Year Celebration
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM LOCATION: Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland. COST: Free DESCRIPTION: The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 at Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway. This free event features Asian cuisine, exhibitors and performances. Performances will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Samples of Asian cuisine will be offered from noon-2 p.m. Exhibits will be ongoing. MORE INFO: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=730
FCC Maryland families, please contact Stephanie Yoffee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending this event as a group.
Washington, DC Smithsonian Lunar New Year Celebration
TIME: 11:30 AM – 3 PM LOCATION: American Art Museum (Kogard Courtyard) COST: Free DESCRIPTION: Each year a parade is held in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. The firecracker will be lit at 3:45 p.m. A good place to view the parade is along 7th St. The nearest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. MORE INFO: http://www.si.edu/Events/Calendar/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D121225696%26view%3Devent %26-childview%3
Walters Art Museum Lunar New Year Celebration
Washington, DC Chinese New Year Parade
TIME: 2:00 PM LOCATION: H Street, NW, between 6th and 7th Streets. COST: Free DESCRIPTION: Each year a parade is held in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. The firecracker will be lit at 3:45 p.m. A good place to view the parade is along 7th St. The nearest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. MORE INFO: http://dc.about.com/od/specialeventphotos1/ig/Chinese-New-Year-Parade-Pics/
January 28th, 29th and February 4th, 5th
Lake Forest Mall Lunar New Year Celebrations
MGM National Harbor Lunar New Year Celebration
TIME: 8 p.m. ,
COST: Tickets for the Lunar New Year celebration performance range from $68 to $188.
DESCRIPTION: Together as a band for the first time, Chinese pop rock superstars Band of Brothers will bring their spectacular production The Theater at MGM National Harbor. Band of Brothers is a Chinese pop rock band formed by veteran singers Richie Jen, Steve Wong, Edmond Leung and William So. Each member of the band has an extraordinary career spanning more than two decades and have collectively released more than 80 albums throughout their respective careers.
Kennedy Center Family Day: Lunar New Year Celebration
TIME: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM LOCATION: 2700 F. St. NW, Washington, DC. COST: Free DESCRIPTION: The event features activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy performances by Beijing acrobats and Chinese musicians. And much more! Learn the arts of paper cutting, Beijing-style applique, calligraphy, sugar and bottle painting, “bristle dolls,” and Chinese makeup. Play dress up and more MORE INFO: http://dc.about.com/od/specialeventphotos1/ig/Chinese-New-Year-Parade-Pics/
Sackler Gallery, Washington DC
Ring in the Year of the Rooster with art! Our third annual Chinese New Year celebration features free attractions for all ages highlighting contemporary performers and artists from Beijing.
Chinese food is available for purchase.
Peking Acrobats at the Gordon Center
Happy New Year!