Vid Sondoz is Artist in Residence at Good News. Vid Sondoz creates art and is sharing his talents with a wonderful picture of his impression of when the Dragons Invaded Central Park
Vid SonDoz – Was born in Connecticut. He studied glass blowing and Neon in New York City in the late 80’s. Vid moved to El Junque, Puerto Rico to pursue his creative expression. Vid states” I love to communicate with nature and then share my feeling with the world with various mediums.” Vid has worked with mixed media, oil, sculpture, 3 Dimensional Neon, re-cyclers of the insect realm. Vid is Artist in Residence at Good News Planet, and serves as Art and Scenic Director. Vid is also helping to produce the art section on www.goodnewsplanet.com. To reach or purchase his art go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.647.1212.
–TRADITIONAL DRAGON BOAT AWAKENING CEREMONY
Thursday, July 12th at 10:30 AM (rain or shine),
CENTRAL PARK-BETHESDA FOUNTAIN ADJACENT TO THE BOATHOUSE.
BUDDHIST MONKS, AND SHAOLIN MARTIAL ARTISTS TO PERFORM, BLESS AND UNVEIL DRAGON BOATS FOR THE 2012 HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK. THE YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON
Media, Invited Guests, Elected Officials, VIP’s, Sponsors and Traditional Chinese Shaolin Martial Artists will look on as Shi Fu Jie Tong and Shi Fu Ming Yu from World Chan Buddhist Association perform the Traditional Awakening Blessing of the Dragon Boats, “Kicking off” the festivities leading up to the 2012 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, and bringing prosperity and good fortune to the area and those involved. Dignitaries and invited guests will have the opportunity to Dot the Eye of the Dragon.
The boats were recently made in Canada for the 22nd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York-2012, a free International, multi-cultural celebration and sporting event that will be held August 4 and 5, 2012 from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine) at Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York began at Battery Park in 1991.
“THE DRAGON BOAT AWAKENING CEREMONY” will be followed by brief performances from the Shaolin Masters of the Shaolin Temple Overseas headquarters.
THE 22nd ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NY TAKES PLACE ON MEADOWS LAKE, FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK SAT AUG. 4th & SUN AUG 5th from 9am-5pm rain or shine. CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON
A FREE 2 DAY INTERNATIONAL, MULTICULTURAL SPORTING AND CULTURAL EVENT WITH 170+ TEAMS (comprising approx 2,500 competitors) FROM AROUND THE WORLD COMPETING FOR CASH & PRIZES.
SEE www.hkdbf-ny.org for directions and further information.
Admission to the HKDBF-NY is Free, Events take place Rain or Shine.
Directions to the Festival by car – take the Long Island Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway to exit 11 south, then stay on service road to the Park. Parking is severely limited. Please take the MTA or car pool. Directions to the Festival by bus/subway –Again this year we’ve worked with the MTA to insure easy and safe transportation to the Festival site. Festival goers can use their MetroCard to take the #7 Train to the CitiField stop and transfer from there to special MTA shuttle buses that will take them directly to the Festival site, or they can walk from the CitiField stop (about 15 minutes) or take the colorful park trolley to the festival site. Parking on-site is limited, you can park at CitiField and take the special MTA shuttle with your MetroCard or use correct change.
Downloadable photos are available at www.hkdbf-ny.org . (web designed and maintained by Fusia Communications)
This year’s Sponsors include; the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, NY; Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Con Edison, J.P.Morgan Chase, New York Community Bank, Shanghai Commercial Bank, Resorts World NYC, Wells Fargo, Standard Chartered Bank, CLEARWIRE, Flushing Saving Bank, New York Hospital Queens, Panda, Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel, Vallo Transportation, Ltd., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Queensborough President, Helen Marshall, NYC &Co, and Discover Queens.
Media &Creative Partners: WNBC TV 4, The New York Times, Sing Tao Daily News, The Queens Courier, GoodNews Broadcast.com, RNN, MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.(AM1480, Sino Television, Sinocast, M-Weekly Magazine), Fusia Communications, Inc., Inak Design, Time Warner Cable and RCN. Additional support provided by HSBC Bank USA, the Times Ledger Newspaper Group,Foxwoods, and the NY Daily News.