Harvest Full Moon Photography Workshop

Discover another dimension of the Garden’s beauty in the glow of lantern light and moonlight. Led by photography educator Ray Pfortner, this popular workshop will focus on how to get great photos in low light, including the techniques for painting with light, zooming for creative images, and for capturing full a moon “star burst.” Open to photographers of any experience level with any kind of digital camera. Evening sessions are on September 6 (full moon), September 9, and September 13 for classroom review of your best photos.

For more details, download the workshop flyer.

Register online. Create a login and insert the fee in the box for photography workshop. To qualify for he SCG member rate, you can join as a $25 individual member and note that fee in “Membership Donation.” On the lower line that says “Donation Frequency” select “One Time.”

 

June 24 Kite Festival: Action in the Air and on the Ground

A beautiful, breezy day drew close to 400 people to the Garden’s fifth annual Kite Festival. Along with dragons, butterflies, and rainbow kites, the first ever octopus drew a lot of attention. It was one of the highest flying kites too. Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy students led by Dr. Mei-Hui Lu drew an appreciative audience for demonstrations of martial arts styles including pole, sword, taijichuan, and others. Thank you to The Boeing Company for its sponsorship and to Boeing volunteers who helped with event planning and during the festival.

5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival: 1,400 visitors on May 6-7!

Our fifth annual Peony and Bamboo Festival drew an estimated 1,400 people over the weekend. All enjoyed wonderful cultural performances, starting with the lion dance in the courtyard and parade around the Garden, led by Sifu David Leong of Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. The gorgeous peonies were photo magnets, and many first-time visitors also explored the bamboo groves and the big field. Watch for more photos and details in email updates and on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who attended the festival, and those who helped make it a great success, including our hard-working staff and volunteers. We especially thank our festival cosponsors — American Peony Art and Culture Association, American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter — and our collaborators, the Confucius Institute of Washington and the Pacific Science Center.

If you are not on the Garden’s email list and would like to receive event updates, please send your name and email address to: info@seattlechinesegarden.org

2017 Events ~ Mark Your Calendar!

5th Annual Kite Festival – June 24, 2 pm to 6 pm

Other events and cultural/educational programs will be added to the calendar as the year progresses. If you are not yet on the event alert email list, send your name and email address to:  info@seattlechinesegarden.org

Dedication for the Friendship Wall

Give a Gift That Endures… Honor a Family Member or Friend with a Garden Brick

Years from now, visitors to the garden will pass by this wall and be delighted to say, “Look, right there, those are my grandparents’ names – they helped build this garden.”

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Community friends prepare to cut the ribbon at the May 20, 2012, dedication for the Friendship Wall. To see more photos from this event,download a one-page pdf file.

Prices vary from $250 to $675 based on the size of the brick and number of lines included.

Bricks are made of green granite stone and have gold engraving.

If you have questions regarding the Brick Campaign, please email info@seattlechinesegarden.org or call the office at 206-934-5219.

Your gift helps to build the Garden and strengthen a legacy for the important people in your life.