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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Seattle Parks and Recreation on Jan. 29

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation program is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in partnership with the Vietnamese Senior Association (VSA).

The Lunar New Year festivities will take place at Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry St.) and cost $12. The celebration will include cultural demonstrations like the traditional Lion Dance, Vietnamese food, and raffle prizes.

The VSA was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to help Vietnamese refugees by reducing isolation and depression and other barriers refugees face in their new life, such as language, transportation, and life skills. For the past 11 years, the VSA has partnered with the Lifelong Recreation unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation to offer Food and Fitness, a program where people over age 50 can gather to share a meal, have a conversation, get resources, and engage in physical activity.

Lifelong Recreation offers a wide-range of fitness and social programs for people age 50 and better that change each season. For more information, visit