Celebration to Feature Dancers, Vocalists, Martial Artists and More

Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, crafts and cultural displays at the city’s Lunar New Year celebration, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive.

The city is organizing the celebration in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force. Multicultural performances will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Confirmed performers include:

• Cambodian dance by the Cambodian Buddhist Society.
• Modern Eastern and Western dance by Diana Dance Arts of Washington.
• Chinese folk dance and Mongolian dance by Golden Dance.
• A vocal performance by Lihui Zhang Vocal Studio.
• Martial arts by US Chinese Wushu Institute.
• Yong Han Lion Dance.

In its 11th year, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture. The celebration will mark the year 4717, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. One in three Rockville residents was born outside the United States and 54 percent of the city’s foreign-born population was born in Asia, according to the city’s planning department.
Interested in providing a Lunar New Year-themed activity or craft? Contact Amanda Knox at aknox@rockvillemd.gov for more information.

Find additional details, as they become available, at www.rockvillemd.gov/