Year of the Snake
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society’s
14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration & Flower Market
San Francisco County Fair Building 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco
Lunar New Year 2013 – Schedule of Events
February 1 -24, 2013
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society invites the community to our 14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Flower Market. Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Snake.
||Miniature citrus, blossoming branches and other flowers for sale in the Plant Arbor.
|Five Tastes – Chinese traditional herbal medicine for the Lunar New Year. Introductory interactive workshop.
$50 Members $60 Non-Members
Traditional Chinese Medicine may seem exotic and esoteric, but it is deeply rooted in an awareness of nature and our own sensory experiences. In this presentation we will discuss nature and health and how traditional Chinese medicinal herbs are selected and used. This will include tasting decocted Chinese herbs and observing as a way to understand and experience the system. We will discuss the current issues of herb availability, conservation and sustainability. This session will also cover Chinese herb cultivation illustrating locally suitable Chinese medicinal plants with 40 samples. Participants are welcome to sow Chinese herbs in 6 packs to take home and grow on pots or in the garden.
||Self guided tours. Free with entry to garden
|Chinese Folk Dance Troup Lion Dancers/Children’s Educational Activities, SFBGS Youth Education
San Francisco County Fair Building Auditorium
Celebrate Asian culture and be dazzled by the gorgeous glittering costumes and traditional dances of The San Francisco Sunset Recreation Center Dance Troupe. They will perform ethnic and folk dances from China (Han–Northeast Region, Xinjiang, Mongolian, Tibetan, Yi), India, Korea, Sri Lanka. Led by volunteer instructor, choreographer and costume designer Yang Chun, the group won a silver medal at the 2011 Chinese Athletics Dance Competition.
Ms. Chun is passionate about her volunteering work. In addition to donating her time and efforts to teaching, she also feels that there is a social responsibility to bring this art to the public. She is driven to raise the dancing standards all the time, along with being sensitive to our abilities. The dancers come from many different backgrounds: some are amateur dancers; some have no prior dancing experience, and some danced in school when they were young. Some are retired, and some are still with the work force. What they have in common is a joy in continuous learning, dancing, staying healthy and strong, promoting Chinese culture and serving our community. They have participated in fund raising activities, community events such as the S.F. Trolley Dance and the Bay Area Follies, church events and various other celebrations.
|Tai Chi Performance Group
Sword and other dramatic Tai Chi forms followed by Dragon Dancers in the Entry Garden with family friendly Tai Chi participation and demonstration. San Francisco County Fair Building Auditorium. Family Story Time and tour of Garden from 10:30-11:30am Library
|Succulent Vertical Garden Workshop.
Members $65 Non Members $80
Succulent Wall Garden Class – Build a living piece of art using exotic, colorful succulents propagated at the San Francisco Botanical Garden nursery. Choose from a variety of interesting cuttings and create a vertical garden in an 8x12 wooden wall box made from recycled wooden shipping containers. All materials provided.
For more information:
www.sfbotanicalgarden.org or (415) 412- 3230