Dragons and Lions and Pigs, Oh My

The Gables ushers in the Chinese New Year

If you’re wandering along Miracle Mile today and happen to hear booming drums and cymbals in the distance, don’t be afraid. In an effort to bring a splash of color and culture to the “City Beautiful,” Coral Gables is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration at Merrick Park, across from city hall. The vibrant event was conceived and sponsored by Master Agon, the Chinese Cuban kung-fu master behind the Perfect Balance Martial Arts and Fitness club. “The intention is to inform the public about the power and discipline of Eastern philosophy. We’re celebrating the magic of the culture,” he says. Besides amazing martial arts demonstrations, attendees can expect a Chinese dragon boat exhibition, the world-famous Fusho Daiko drummers, and fortune tellers, along with arts, crafts, and delicious food. Make way for the 15-man dragon dance parade and the lion dancers. “The traditional dancers bring prosperity to the New Year, and strength to those who witness it,” explains Master Agon.
Sun., Feb. 18, 12-5 p.m.

 
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