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2008 Los Angeles Chinatown MOON FESTIVAL

by the
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
and the
C H I N A T O W N Business Improvement District:

September 13th, 2008
Central Plaza, 943-951 North Broadway
Event Photographer: John Michael Ferrari

Click Here to see additional of the photos from the event.

Master of Ceremonies Ed. P. Reyes City Councilmember, First District
Honorees: Chinatown received a White House Certificate of Recognition as a "preserve America Neighborhood" and dignitaries unveiled the Los Angeles Chinatown Preserve America Road Sign.

Irvin Lai and James Hong were recognized and acknowledged by Councilmember Reyes as two Chinatown stakeholders and were presented "Lifetime Achievement" awards and "sustainable Energy and Historic Restoration and Preservation" awards.

Also recognized and announced was the continuation of the
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Downtown Region
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's
"Collaborative Historic Preservation Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency Building Facade Lighting Program,"
which will officiate the relighting of Chinatown's historic neon lights and its newest pedestrian and street lights.

Presiding Over the Moon Festival
and performing a Moon Festival ceremony
MISS CHINATOWN, QUEEN & COURT 2008 Queen: Sharon I. Ha
1st Princess: Debbie Tran
2nd Princess: Karin Lin
3rd Princess: Jackie Tsang
4th Princess: Jody Chan

Entertainment included:
Chinese Acrobatics from China presenting a classic balancing act
and a Mongolian contortion act.

Award-winning Author Icy Smith read passages of "Mei Ling in China City,"
a children's story based on the history of Los Angeles Chinatown
and set during a Moon Festival celebration nearly 70 years ago.

Phoenix Bakery Chinatown's oldest bakery,
demonstrated how traditional moon cakes are made.

The "Happy Chef" acrobatic, balancing, and juggling team.

Anthony Cook, Astronomical Observer, and Lisa Anderson from
Friends of the Observatory Griffith Observatory presented
"the Sun and the Moon Exposed," and telescopes were available to both.

The Shaolin Warriors of Chinatown demonstrated
extraordinary feats of discipline and skill.

Nick Chico's BackTraxx Band provided rock n' roll
under the sway of lanterns and the light of the moon.

Special Thank You to: Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
City of Los Angeles and City Council District 1
Eugene Moy
Mason Fong
Phoenix Bakery
Wonder Bakery
The Chinatown West Association
The Griffith Observatory
Will Gow
Wing Hop Fung
Sonny Soohoo of Sunrise Entertainment Company

Event Sponsors
C H I N A T O W N Business Improvement District
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
CRA/LA Building Communities
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
The Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation
Chinese American Citizens Alliance

ACTORS Podcast Network Cast & Crew:
Channel: Ferrari SAGpodcast
Host: Desiree Anderson
Directors: Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari
Cameraman: Greg "da bot" Cheng
Assistant Cameraman: Josh Bryson
Still Photographers: John Michael Ferrari, Pepper Jay, and Richie Chance

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