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The Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College Celebrates Chinese New Year at Four Campuses

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Miami, January 23, 2014 - The renowned Confucius Institute (CI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome the Chinese New Year of the Horse with an array of cultural and academic events throughout January and February. With a commitment to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for all residents of Miami-Dade County, the CI will hold activities at four of MDC campuses – Kendall, Medical, North, and Wolfson – selected for their accessibility to the areas with the greatest diversity and population density. Events will take place through Feb. 16.

All celebrations will feature traditional Chinese performing arts variety shows, including Chinese folk dances, instrumental music, folk songs, Tai Chi, and calligraphy demonstration. The CI will also provide outreach resources in international education to help students study-abroad in China on full-scholarships. In the past years, more than 7,000 people have attended the CI’s celebrations since its inception in 2010, making the institute one of the most impactful cultural enrichment organizations in the region.

All events are free and open to the public unless noted.


Below is a complete list of events:

 

Wolfson Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration – collaborating with Student Life Dept.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

300 N.E. 2 Ave, Miami FL 33132

Building 2 Breezeway

 

Medical Campus –

Chinese New Year Celebration- collaborating with Student Life Dept.

Monday, Jan. 27, noon - 1 p.m.

950 N.W. 20 St, Miami, FL 33127

Atrium

 

North Campus –

Chinese New Year Variety Show - collaborating with Student Life Dept.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, noon – 1 p.m.

11380 N.W. 27 Ave, Miami, FL 33167

Building 4 Breezeway

 

Kendall Campus – Co-hosting with MDC Kendall Campus and Chinese Cultural Foundation in Miami

Chinese New Year Festival

Sunday, Feb. 16, noon – 6 p.m.

11011 S.W. 104 St, Miami, FL 33176

Gymnasium

Admission: $10 for adults; $5 children ages 6 - 12; free for children 5 and under

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist




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