Public Invited to Atlantic Chinese Community Group’s Autumn Festival Oct. 11 at Kramer Hall

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Christina Butterfield
                        News and Media Relations
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        Christina.Butterfield@stockton.edu
                        (609) 626-3845
                        www.stockton.edu/media

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, in partnership with the Atlantic Chinese Community Group and Stockton students, will present, "The Moon, the Flower & Love: A Celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival." The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Kramer Hall, located at 30 Front St., Hammonton, N.J. 

The event, a traditional celebration which has been a part of the Chinese culture for more than 3,000 years, will feature the history of the mid-autumn festival and mooncake; dance and song performances; and fashion and art presentations. 

The mid-autumn festival is the second most important festival in Chinese culture – second to the spring festival. Chinese culture views the full moon as a symbol of peace, prosperity and family reunion. On mid-autumn night, the harvest moon is said to be the brightest and fullest of the year, so the festival is also known as the "Day of Reunion" and the "Moon Festival."

The Atlantic Chinese Community Song/Dance Group is a non-profit organization formed exclusively for educational, charitable and socially assimilative purposes. The group consists of homemakers, casino employees, Stockton faculty, restaurant owners, and others in the local community. The group’s mission is to increase public awareness and knowledge of Chinese culture and heritage.

The event is free and open to the public, and seating is limited. To RSVP, email ginna.petrillo@stockton.edu or call 609-626-3837.

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