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MOAPIA Relaunches “Chinatown Park Start FRESH!” Series

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), in partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and National Park Service (NPS), is launching the 2nd Annual Chinatown Park Start FRESH! summer series on May 12, 2016, to continue promoting Mayor Bowser’s FitDC health and wellness initiative and to encourage Chinatown residents to pursue healthier lifestyle choices. The series offers free fitness classes such as Tai Chi and Yoga and features other events like community picnic and outdoor film screenings.

“I am excited to launch the 2nd annual Chinatown Park Start FRESH! this summer. With increased and better activities, this year’s series will be a great opportunity for residents of all backgrounds to get together, have fun and stay healthy,” said David Do, MOAPIA Director. 

Upcoming events include: Chinatown Community Picnic (June 25th, 11 AM – 2 PM), Weekly Tai Chi (every Tuesday at 8 AM, May – September), Weekly Yoga (every Monday at 6:30 PM, June – July), and Asian Movie Night Series (Korean Movie Night: June 16, 8PM; Indian Movie Night: July 13, 8PM; Japanese Movie Night: August 17, 8PM, Chinese Movie Night:  September 14, 8PM).

All events are free and open to the public. Chinatown Park is located on the corner of Massachusetts Ave and I St NW between 5th and 6th St NW.

For more information, please contact Kangeun “Kelly” Jeong at [email protected] or 202-727-3120.