• jaxster posted an update January 19, 2013 6:14 am

    Hi Everyone,
    Los Angeles, California Chinatown is having a festival in Feb and looking for volunteers to be a part of breaking a world record for the most amount of pieces used in a 3D Origami Project. They will be creating a Snake for the Chinese Year of the Snake and they will be using 80,000 pieces! They are looking for artist to help and if you live near the area or will be near the area please reach out to me so I can get you in contact with the coordinator. Here is some more info:

    Join us for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country, Feb. 16 & 17, 2013.

    The weekend long celebration kicks off on Feb. 16th with the Golden Dragon Parade. Attendees can enjoy spectacular floats, decked-out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. This year’s Grand Marshals includes Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

    The Chinese New Year Festival gets underway following the parade with cultural performances, children’s activities and hands-on cultural workshops for all ages. Additionally, there will be live music stage and new for 2013, a unique singing competition that can only be witnessed in Chinatown.

    Nosh on traditional Chinese cuisine offered at many Chinatown restaurants, street food and non-traditional dishes offered by food vendors and some of LA’s hottest gourmet food trucks. There will also be a craft beer garden curated by Eagle Rock Brewery featuring local breweries pouring their favorite brews.

    Location: Central Plaza 943-951 N Broadway, Los Angeles. Festival hours: Feb. 16 from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12-5 p.m. The 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade is on Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 1 p.m

    • i dont live near 🙁

    • is this for the tet celebration there?

    • The most help they need is an artist to help them put the pieces together and help with the shape. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! If you are interested send me a private message and I can get you in contact with the organizer. Additionally they are trying to break a world record so there’s a great possibility you can have your name associated with this. This is a very exciting time for 3D Origami so if you are in the area please let me know.

    • Still looking for volunteers!!!

    • OMG!! I wish more than ever that I lived anywhere nearby!! I wish I could participate, but it is just to far away!
      I hope they will succeed!! let us know all about it Jaxster!! good luck!!