It's Chinese New Year, 2014-January 31-Celebrate in Delray Beach!

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It’s Chinese New Year, 2014- Happy Year of the Horse!


2014 is the Year of the Horse and the Chinese New Year will be celebrated on year of the horseJanuary 31, 2014!   There are many good Asian restaurants in Palm Beach County where you can celebrate but why wait?

You can still attend Ohsogatsu at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach.  The event had to be postponed from last week due to the heavy rains and floods we had.  But this weekend calls for sunny skies and highs in the mid 60’s!

The Japanese traditionally celebrated the New Year (Oshogatsu) when the Chinese do however, many  celebrate the New Year just as we do… January 1st.


WHERE:  The Morikami Museum

        4000 Morikami Park Road

                    Delray Beach 33446

WHEN:     Sunday, January 19, 2014

TIME:       10 am to 5 pm

ADMISSION:  $15 (adults)

                            $10 (children)

                 FREE (for children under 3)

CONTACT INFO: 561-495-0233

What you can expect:

- New Year’s Story telling

- DIY Daruma Wall

-Open Air demonstrations of Taiko and Koto

And to bring it into the Social Media age….

-a scavenger hunt using Instagram!

morikamiThere will also be a Kirin beer Garden, Sake Station, and other Food Vendors.

Parking:  visitors can park for free on site.

BONUS:  members enjoy free admission to the event.  Not a member?  You can join at the event and receive a 10% discount on your membership as well as free admission to the event.

Tip:   Try to arrive early.  While parking is free and on-site, the closer lots will fill up.  





Born in the Year of the Horse?  

You may be energetic and very active; you love to be the center of attention and love to be in a crowd.  

Whatever your year, Happy Year of the Horse!



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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for the reminder...we have a large Chinese population so there will be a lot of celebration going on for New Years on January 31st!

Jan 17, 2014 09:05 PM #4
Andre R. Aragon
Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Photographer

Hi Kathy - Year of the Horse celebrations in Delray Beach sound Cool! An Instagram scavenger hunt - nea idea!

Jan 17, 2014 09:16 PM #5
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning, Kathy. The year of the horse! Does that mean that Denver will win tomorrow and the Super Bowl?

Jan 17, 2014 09:22 PM #6
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Kathy, Sounds like a wonderful time for a great celebration.

The numerous activities in your area are just astounding. The advantages of your fabulous weather.

Have A Great Weekend!

Jan 17, 2014 09:23 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Does this mean people get a do over on the resolutions they have already broken, LOL?

Jan 17, 2014 10:46 PM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kathy. I am hungry again now. Thank you. Actually the blog is lovely and the pictures are terrific.

Jan 17, 2014 11:02 PM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Sounds like great fun!  I always buy Chinese New Year Stamps as they are always so beautiful.  You have me  hungry for some dim sum,  have wonderful day!  A

Jan 17, 2014 11:17 PM #10
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Morning Kathy, there is always so much to do in your area!  have a great Saturday

Jan 17, 2014 11:18 PM #11
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

This sounds like a fun time Kathy.  I'd love to be celebrating anything in Florida right now.

Jan 17, 2014 11:44 PM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Kathy, Museums are so much fun and we go as often as we can. This would be the one to see during this Chinese New Year time.

Jan 17, 2014 11:44 PM #13
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - We ate at a Chinese restaurant last night and were reminded about the upcoming year of the horse, as the restaurant had decorations up and a notice about a special menu for the occasion. Kung Hey Fat Choy!

Jan 18, 2014 12:12 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Donald- we should have beautiful weather for it tomorrow!

BARFF- thanks!  I'm ready for some Chinese food!

Gabe- I'm for celebrating any time I can!

Dorie- growing up in Houston we had several dinners that our family would attend!  YUM... just thinking of the food. 

Andre- I know!!  Doesn't that sound interesting!

Michael- omg.... I hadn't thought of that!!!!  Could be?!

Bobbie- we are very lucky.  They had to postpone it from last weekend but not because of cold weather but the flooding. 

Sharon- oh yeh.... mulligans for all!

Sheila- I was craving won ton soup as I wrote the post. 

Alexandra- Oh I have to find a good dim sum place in our area!!!

Kristin- I know!!!  Heading out to the Festival of the Arts tomorrow. 

Amanda & Jared- well..... head over to I-75, then hook up with the turnpike !   We'll be here. 

Debbie- the grounds here are not to be believed.  Very serene.

Dick- Kung Hey Fat Choy to you as well.  (I have now exhausted by Chinese vocabulary.)

Jan 18, 2014 01:20 AM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Happy New Year!  I'm ready to sample the sake and beer.

Have a great weekend.

Jan 18, 2014 01:26 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How fun - love Chinese New Year and I'll have to see what the Year of the Horse might bring. Thanks for the reminder Kathy.

Jan 18, 2014 01:27 AM #17
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Thanks for the informative post Kathy! Hope you enjoy your weekends.

Jan 18, 2014 01:32 AM #18
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Oh would I love to have some good Chinese food. Hope you enjoy the event.

Jan 18, 2014 02:16 AM #19
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL

Kathy, and I just got used to writing the Year of the Snake on my checks...just kidding!

Jan 18, 2014 06:35 AM #20
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

I love Chinese New Year and will going to a Chinese New Year Birthday Party that is going to have a pan Asian theme-I really look forward to some great Chinese and Korean food!  Kimchi is a favorite!

Jan 18, 2014 06:36 AM #21
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy thank you for making me aware the January 31st is the Chinese New Year.  One of my Chinese friends owns the best Chinese Restaurant I have ever eaten at, I have to contact her to see if she is doing anything special at the restaurant for Chinese New Year.

Jan 18, 2014 08:37 AM #22
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Sounds like a great time for all on Chinese New Year! Great localism post!

Jan 18, 2014 09:03 PM #23
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