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Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration Goes Virtual This Weekend

A virtual performance will air Saturday showing cultural performances and stories of Argyle's past and present.

Uptown's Argyle Lunar New Year celebration will take place Saturday.
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UPTOWN — The Uptown community will help usher in the Year of the Ox this weekend with a pandemic friendly celebration.

Asia on Argyle’s annual Lunar New Year celebration will be mostly virtual this year, though neighbors are still encouraged to patronize their favorite local Asian-owned businesses.

Whereas Argyle Street usually holds a parade and other performances to honor the Chinese New Year, this year’s event will have a virtual program. The stream will feature traditional cultural performances, works from local arts groups and stories about the past and present of Argyle Street, according to Uptown United, a neighborhood business group.

The performances will air at noon Saturday at Uptown United’s Facebook page and Youtube page.

This year’s event will also feature a kids craft project. The Uptown Library, 929 W. Buena Ave., will be giving away Lunar New Year book, stickers and craft kits. The kits are available to pick up from Tuesday through Saturday while supplies last.

Argyle Street has been decorated with almost 250 red lanterns for the celebration. Neighbors are encouraged to visit Argyle, take in the decorations or the area’s public art, and support a local business.

Those who visit a local business will receive a traditional red envelope, some of which have a golden ticket inside that can be redeemed for a prize.

For more information on the event, click here.

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