Many gathered to celebrate the Year of the Ox at the Chinese New Year Celebration at Midtown Global Market on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009.  Members of the Chinese Senior Citizen Society and the Chinese Heritage Foundation read fortunes and translated children's names to Chinese, and wrote them in calligraphy onto bookmarks. There was also a cooking demonstration by Pham's Deli owner Katie Pham, Jarelle Barton played the guzheng, and the Golden Leopard Martial Arts School wowed the crowd with their performance. The Minnesota International Lion Dance team capped off the evening with the traditional two lion dance that paraded through the Market, ending at Jade Asian Bar and Restaurant. Midtown Global Market gave out hundreds of fortune cookies with great Market coupons inside, and the Northrop auditorium gave away two tickets to their Devine Performing Arts Chinese New Year Spectacular.  A fun time was had by all! 

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