SATURDAY, August 13, 2011

10 – 10:30 a.m. Nia Sophia Mijares
Nina Sophia Mojares – the 12-year-old singer, actress, dancer, pianist and songwriter – has been featured on America’s Got Talent and selected as Maury Povich Show’s Most Talented Kid in 2010. She is also the current 2011 National Latin Junior Ballroom Champion. www.ninawagamojares.com, www.ninasophia.com.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Joe Lutton Band
The Joe Lutton Band is a rock ‘n’ roll band that plays all original material with a powerful, classic rock edge. The songs display a diverse palate of sound, from driving rock rhythms to spacious acoustic, lyric-driven melodies.
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Joe Lutton guitar, vocals, Brian Smith guitar 2, backing vocals, Lyris Hung violin, Mat Fieldes bass, Damien Bassman drums

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
Dragon Dancing Team and invited dignitaries officially kick-off the 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. The Hsu-Nami
International renowned progressive rock band The Hsu-Nami, integrate an amplified “erhu,” a two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical music, and folk music into a progressive rock sound. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, The Hsu-Nami redefines the 1960s and 1970s fusion rock sound. www.hsu-nami.com.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Shaolin Masters
Warrior monks from the Shaolin Temple perform a dizzying martial arts display.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bruce Katz Band
The Bruce Katz Band blurs the lines between blues, “soul-jazz,” rock and new Orleans-inspired roots music. They combine exciting instrumental jams and vocal tunes with their original, trademark sound, blending the B3 organ and guitar. www.brucekatzband.com.

3:30 – 4 p.m. Simon Yu
Simon C.F. Yu’s The Exotic Experiment is an interstellar Jazztronica Adventure that combines futuristic drum and bass, the tradition of world music and 21st Century technology to create an FX driven Break Beat Biosphere of Rhythm and Melody.

SUNDAY, August 14, 2011

10 – 11 a.m. Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
Founded in 1961 this Ensemble is the oldest and only full Chinese orchestra in the United States. Its present membership of nearly fifth musicians plays practically every type of Chinese music on Chinese instruments, both ancient and modern. In this performance, a smaller ensemble plays a selection of their repertoire. www.chinesemusic.org.

11 – 11:30 a.m. Cher Jia Sun
Cher was the 2004 TVB Global new talent second place and 2007 ETTV Top Idol -East Coast Region Champion. She formed a girls’ dance group Miss Q and has been invited to perform at MGM and in 2010. Cher and Miss Q appeared in a MTV promo video for BoA Surprises Dance Crews. Cher is the dance director of 2007 Miss Chinese International Pageant and Stage director of 2011 Miss Asia international Pageant https://www.cherjiasun.com.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. New York Chinese Cultural Center, Dance China NY
The resident company from America’s premier traditional Chinese dance company, which includes international renowned artists, performs traditional and folk dances transporting audiences to a world of colorful myths, historical drama and timeless beauty.

12:30 – 1 p.m. Paper Doll Band
New York’s premiere indie dance-pop band, Paper Doll, has been compared to No Doubt, The Cure and Muse. Their unique blend of rock, pop and good old-fashioned dance-till-you-drop shows have made them a must-see in the live music scene. Paper Doll Teresa Lee (vocals/keyboard), Patrick Moloney (guitar), Steve Paelet (bass), Chip Thomas (drums). www.paperdollband.com.

1- 2 p.m. Shaolin Masters
Warrior monks from the Shaolin Temple return for more dizzying martial arts.

2 – 3 p.m. Rob Lok
The first Chinese American clown to perform in the renowned Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus, Lok astounds and amazes in his comical interactive circus spectacle, fit for people of all ages. A dynamic physical comic, his shows are in demand around the globe. www.roblok.com.

3:30 – 4 Polynesian Dance Production
Polynesian Dance Productions’ mission is to share the beauty, joy and origins of authentic Polynesian dance with a diverse range of audiences in the U.S and abroad. All its dancers are classically trained in Tahitian, Maori and Hawaiian dance techniques and have performed individually in professional shows for over 15 years.

The Balloon Man (Twister) and face painter returns to the delight of all. Find them in the Arts & Crafts Tent.

Artists will be demonstrating traditional Chinese crafts including calligraphy, rice doll making, bead stringing, kite making, jeweled ornaments, ribbon flowers, paper cutting and much more. Children will be able to try their hand at making their own crafts.

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