THE 27th ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13 2017

FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK | FREE ADMISSION | RAIN OR SHINE

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HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2017 ENTERTAINMENT

SATURDAY, August 12, 2017

10:30 - 11:30 (10 am setup) Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
In this performance a smaller ensemble plays a selection of their repertoire complete with drums and cymbals. Featuring some of the younger members in traditional costume and solo performances.


11:30 - 12:30 Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies with invited dignitaries, Dragon Dancing Team/Percussions, Wakening of the Dragon, Team Parade


1:00 - 2:00. Echo Music Jam Band
A collaboration between musicians in the Echo music scene and talented local singers that together showcase the best of Pop, Rock, Alternative, and Metal music. For DBF they will present a fusion of Canto and American pop.


2:00 - 3:00. Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy will perform WILD KINGDOM: a vibrant, fun-filled dance. The company will present three works: Dandia, Chiquita Chiquita, and Wild Kingdom, all stimulating crowd pleasers, getting audience members dancing and laughing - a hit for all ages to enjoy!


3:00 - 4:00. Shaolin Masters
Shaolin Masters from New York Shaolin Temple. Led by Master Chaohai Lan, perform martial arts in the tradition of the Shaolin Temple.



SUNDAY, August 13, 2017

10:30 - 11:30. CASYM Steel Orchestra
An ensemble from the larger group of 90 members between ages of 7 - 21 bring the sounds of the Islands.


12:00 - 1:00. St. John's University Orchestra and Vocals
Some 30 people play and sing songs from the 40's to 70's. Great energy and dancing on the green.


1:00-2:00. Folklorica from Mexico.
Colorful dances in traditional dress.


2:00 - 3:00. The Kafele Bandele Group
A Grammy nominated artist for "Water" and featured on Billboard for recently released "Blue Notes and Green Trees." A background of Jazz, Hip-Hop and R&B plus afro-beat and other types of dance music provided the influences that helped cultivate his unique sound


3:00 - 4:00. Shaolin Masters
Shaolin Masters from New York Shaolin Temple perform martial arts i the tradition of the Shaolin Temple.
 


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