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The Wharf Cinema Center Rings in Chinese New Year

February 11, 2016, 2:19 PM HST
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Chinese New Year 2016 at The Wharf Cinema Center. Courtesy photo.

Chinese New Year 2016 at The Wharf Cinema Center. Courtesy photo.

Firecrackers were lit at the Front Street entrance of The Wharf Cinema Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to awaken the sleeping lions and ring in Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Monkey.

Hundreds of spectators reportedly attended the event as lion dancers made their way to Center stage where more than 300 of Lahaina’s school children awaited.

Au’s Shaolin Arts Society martial arts demonstration and lion dancing brought cheers from the children with their performance.

Kindergarteners from King Kamehameha III and Sacred Hearts; and Preschoolers from Holy Innocents, Sacred Hearts, and Kamaʻāina Kids were in attendance and fed the lions their red Lai See envelopes for good luck and blessings in the New Year,.

Chinese New Year 2016 at The Wharf Cinema Center. Courtesy photo.

Chinese New Year 2016 at The Wharf Cinema Center. Courtesy photo.

The Wharf Shops and Restaurants are located at 658 Front Street, across from the Famous Banyan Tree in Historic Lahaina Town. The Wharf is open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

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