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LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL ~ 10th Annual

Join us for one of our most favorite events of the year...Lunar New Year Festival!

Sponsored by Teance Fine Teas and Fourth Street, this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids.

Rain or shine, this is a family friendly, authentic, celebratory, exciting and funny event. Hope you can come!

SPECIAL NOTE 2018
We give thanks this year to Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away last year but we will always carry her remarkable strength, friendship and leadership in our hearts. In partnership with Fourth Street, Winnie began our beloved festival 10 years ago. We will keep her traditions going strong and dedicate this year's celebration to her.

SCHEDULE
12-3PM Treat give-ways at shops (participating shops will have dog picture in window)
12-1PM Martial Arts Performance
1-2PM Traditional Lion Dance by Kei Lun Martial Arts (see video below)

LOCATION
On Delaware at Fourth Street, in front of Sur La Table and Fourth Street Flower stand

VIDEO
The lion dancers have been featured on KQED, take a look:
Kei Lun Lion Dancers Find New Meaning in Ancient Steps

SHOP ACTIVITIES/SPECIALS
Miki's Paper (1801 Fourth Street) We will be teaching origami dogs for year of the dog! Location will be at the small plaza next to the shop. If rainy, the folding will happen in the store.
Three Twins Ice Cream (1809A Fourth Street) Color Me Contest - we will give kids a special doggy image and crayons to color. Ten winners will be selected and notified by email or phone. Winner's art will be displayed for the month and will get a free tinsy scoop!
Stained Glass Garden (1800 Fourth Street) will be offering a dog community mosaic project for anyone to help with (kids and parents welcome). Finished artwork will be donated to the Berkeley Arts Magnet School. See rooster mosaic pictured below.
Rabat (1825 Fourth Street) Best in Show Dog Contest will be held at Rabat, photos only. Email a picture of your dog to info@rabatshoes.com by Thurs 2/15/18. Photos will be printed and posted for customer voting on Sat 2/17/18. Anyone can vote 1x only please. Votes will be counted and announced that day by 6PM. Winning dog owner will get a certificate for 1 pair of free shoes from Rabat.
OneSky volunteers will be doing a free art project with kids. Table will be near Peet's.

Stella Carakasi (1901 Fourth Street, Suite 105) is offering a Lunar New Year Sample Sale with one of a kind, designer originals available on deep discount! Start your Lunar New Year with something special to bring good luck and fashion into your life. Saturday and Sunday! Shop open from 11-7PM.

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PICS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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 Participants gathering to help the lion

Participants gathering to help the lion

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 Petting the lion is always ok on Fourth Street

Petting the lion is always ok on Fourth Street

 ONe of the many performers from Golden Lion Martial Arts School

ONe of the many performers from Golden Lion Martial Arts School

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 Kei Lun performers asked for participants for a skit - thank you!

Kei Lun performers asked for participants for a skit - thank you!

 One of the small lions greeting us all!

One of the small lions greeting us all!

  Gong xi fa cai  ~ wishing you great happiness and prosperity!

Gong xi fa cai ~ wishing you great happiness and prosperity!

 Winnie Yu, Co-Founder of Teance Fine Teas

Winnie Yu, Co-Founder of Teance Fine Teas

 Jean from 4th Street Flowers feeding the lion

Jean from 4th Street Flowers feeding the lion

 Community mosaic project at Stained Glass Garden

Community mosaic project at Stained Glass Garden

 Make your own red envelopes at Miki's Paper

Make your own red envelopes at Miki's Paper

 Art project

Art project

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 Lion blessing The Gardener

Lion blessing The Gardener

 Lion blessing at Bette's TO GO

Lion blessing at Bette's TO GO

 Visits at Kiehl's

Visits at Kiehl's

 Hello from Iyasare Chef Sho and the mischievous Monkey!

Hello from Iyasare Chef Sho and the mischievous Monkey!

 Lion crossing at Hearst and Fourth Street

Lion crossing at Hearst and Fourth Street

 Volunteers from OneSky helped us make paper lanterns.

Volunteers from OneSky helped us make paper lanterns.