Edmonds welcomed the Year of the Dragon with a Lunar New Year celebration Saturday featuring dragon dancing and breakdancing, a film screening and a public market.
In partnership with Lunar New Year Edmonds, the daytime event included performances by Mak Fai Kung Fu Dragon & Lion Dance Association, Northwest Wushu Academy, and two-time world champion breakdance crew Massive Monkees at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. There was also a screening of the short film She Marches in Chinatown, followed by a Q&A with director Della Chen and senior drill member Colleen McKisson of the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team.
An evening event at ECA featured performances by CHIME Band, Massive Monkees and Seattle indie pop group Chinese American Bear.
In addition, a Lunar New Year Market at downtown Edmonds’ Civic Field featured vendors, food trucks, a lion dance performance by Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness, music and other activities.
Officials attending the daytime ECA event — emceed by local restaurateur Steven Ono — included Edmonds Mayor Mike Rosen, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner.
All the photos of the daytime event at Edmonds Center for the Arts can be viewed here.
— Story and photos by Nick Ng