South Bay Galleria Dances Its Way Into Chinese New Year

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Visuals:

-           Dancers in colorful costumes performing a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, and a Kung Fu demonstration.


-           One hundred children receiving a traditional red envelope with a $2 bill inside.



Interviews:

-          South Bay-area families and community members


-          Sherilyn Haddon, Marketing Manager, South Bay Galleria


-          Various event performers



What:

South Bay Galleria will hold its first annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 9, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. This special event will usher in the "Year of the Snake," and give community members the opportunity to celebrate this important Chinese holiday with special performances, a red envelope gift and crafts.




The event's entertainment will include a traditional Lion Dance performed by local Chinese dancers, as well as a Kung Fu demonstration by local martial arts experts. In addition, children will have the opportunity to participate in the festivities by making their very own Chinese New Year dragon and snake puppets, which they can then take home.




One of the major traditions of Chinese New Year is a red envelope gift which usually contains money and is given by adults to children to celebrate the New Year. As an added element of fun, South Bay Galleria employees will be handing out red envelopes containing $2 to the first 100 children at the event.



When:

Saturday, February 9, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.



Where:

South Bay Galleria


Center Court


1815 Hawthorne Boulevard


Redondo Beach, Calif. 90278



Why:

Regarded as the most important Chinese celebration of the year, Chinese New Year is a holiday traditionally used to generate good luck for the year to come, and to wish peace and happiness to family and friends through gifts and celebration. South Bay Galleria is honoring this tradition by celebrating and educating its shoppers and providing this free event.

About South Bay Galleria

As one of the South Bay's leading shopping centers, South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, Calif. encompasses nearly one million square feet on three levels, and is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's, Kohl's and AMC South Bay Galleria 16.  Guests have more than 135 stores and restaurants to enjoy, including Banana Republic, GUESS, bebe, California Pizza Kitchen, Nordstrom Cafe, and Red Robin, among others. 

South Bay Galleria features a number of amenities including family restrooms, a full-service Guest Services Center, security escorts, and valet parking.  In addition, the shopping center hosts various events for the South Bay community, including Kid's Club, Galleria Gaitors walking club, musical performances and educational programs.  For more information and a complete list of stores and restaurants please visit www.SouthBayGalleria.com.

About Forest City

Forest City Enterprises, Inc., which owns and operates South Bay Galleria, is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.5 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States.  For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.


Contact:

Day of Event Contact:

Corynne Randel/Jenn Quader

Sherilyn Haddon

Brower Miller & Cole

Cell: (909) 744-2946

(949) 955-7940

CRandel@browermillercole.com

SOURCE South Bay Galleria



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