FUSIA COMMUNICATIONS AND THE FLUSHING YMCA OFFER CHINESE CULTURE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN, FREE DEMONSTRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK ON AUG 7 AND 8.
Online PR News – 16-July-2010 – – Joseph Smith (FUSIA)
2010-07-15 - FUSIA Communications will again take part in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York as a creative sponsor.
In addition to having a racing team made up of FUSIA staff member and student participants of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP), FUSIA will run a booth in collaboration with the Flushing YMCA promoting fitness and providing a variety of free services and activities.
The booth will also feature three workshops run by student participants of the CCIP program and representatives from the Flushing YMCA. The CCIP students attend universities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, etc. and come to New York for a seven-week internship program. They will serve as cultural ambassadors and embody the spirit of giving to the community and personal growth.
The workshops are intended for children age 3 to 14 and cover three topics: origami, Chinese paper cutting and customizing paper fans with water color and finger-painting techniques. Materials such as paper and water color paint will be provided. Children interested in joining the workshop are suggested to bring a used CD as materials for the hand-made paper fan.
In addition to the workshops, the students will also teach children some basic Chinese phrases and share stories with the children and parents. Representatives from the Flushing YMCA will conduct a health screening, give away free membership trials, offer fan dance and tai chi demonstrations, etc. Both workshops and activities will be free of charge.
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Sat, Aug 7 and Sun, Aug 8 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The FUSIA booth will be located by the right-hand-side of the stage and run from 10AM to 3PM on both days.