For Immediate Release
July 7th, 2015
David L. Archer, Phone: (914) 299-0837, Email:
TO: Assignment Desk, Journalists & Photo Journalists
NYC Media Alert: Traditional Dragon Boat Awakening Ceremony
WHAT- Dragon Boat Awakening Ceremony- Buddhist Monks, and
Shaolin martial artists to perform, bless and unveil two new dragon boats for
the 2015 25th Anniversary Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In New York. The Year
of the Ram.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 7th at 11:00 AM (rain or shine)
WHERE- Father Duffy Sq. in Times Sq. NYC - Across the street from the Times
Square Museum & Visitor Center, 7th Ave at 46th & 47th Street (adjacent to the
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
2015 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 Dragon Boat Awakening Ceremony ” includes a brief performance from the
Shaolin Masters of the Shaolin Temple Overseas headquarters.
The 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is Saturday, August
8 & Sunday, August 9, 9am-5pm. Free, rain or shine. Meadow Lake, Flushing
Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY.