The 15th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
Promoting the Culture & Well-Being of Our Community
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 from 1 to 7 pm
at the China Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Streets
Co-sponsored by: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School
Sponsored by: DISH Network, HSBC, Health Partners, PNC Bank, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Leeway Foundation,
Qiao Xin Dong, Banana Leaf Restaurant, Lee’s Family Association, Penn Asian Senior Services
12:45 to 6:00 pm
Enjoy Music, Dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake-Eating Contest!
Dragon Dance, Lion Dance & Lantern Parade through Chinatown!
(Lanterns will be available for purchase)
Every year, thousands of people gather under the full moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.
Closing down 10th Street, people gather to reclaim old traditions and establish new ones, and in so doing, assert their right to exist as a community.
AAU’s Mid-Autumn Festival creates a time when people come together in an expression of community pride and collective responsibility.
Youth give a day of service, restaurants donate food, artists offer their talents, businesses and organizations chip in money –
hundreds of people work together to make the festival our own.
With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund,
Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund, and the Philadelphia Folklore Project