RESCHEDULED: Newcastle Celebrates Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day
Posted on 02/11/2021

Originally posted January 28, 2021. Updated February 11, 2021. 

FEBRUARY 11 UPDATE: Due to the potential for icy, snowy conditions, these events have been postponed one week. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is our No. 1 priority. We'll see you next week. See below for the new details. 


The City of Newcastle wants to show our community a little love this February. That’s why we’ve partnered with Aegis Gardens and 4Culture to safely celebrate Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day with special take-home giveaways for residents.

Newcastle Mayor Linda Newing and Deputy Mayor Tony Ventrella will distribute FREE goodie bags to commemorate the holidays at two separate drive-thru distribution events. On Friday, February 19, pick up your Lunar New Year bag filled with coloring pages, crayons, a traditional recipe card and other surprises. The next day, snag a bag with Valentine’s Day crafts, cloth face masks and mask decorating supplies.

“It’s been a very difficult 12 months and unfortunately, it’s not yet safe to meet in-person to commemorate these special holidays. So we wanted to do something different, something creative to spread a little joy and bring our community together,” Newcastle Community Engagement Coordinator Christina Corrales-Toy said.

EVENT DETAILS

Lunar New Year giveaway
- Date: Friday, February 19 
- Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon or while supplies last
- Location: Aegis Gardens (13056 SE 76th St.)
- What: Free bag with Lunar New Year-themed coloring pages, crayons, a traditional recipe card and other surprises. Available to first 100, while supplies last.

Valentine’s Day giveaway
- Date: Saturday, February 20
- Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or while supplies last
- Location: Lake Boren Park roundabout (13058 SE 84th Way)
- What: Free bag with Valentine’s Day crafts, adult and child sized masks and mask decorating materials. Available to first 200, while supplies last.

Sponsored by Aegis Gardens and the City of Newcastle with support from 4Culture. Newcastle residents only. One bag per person. Do not get out of your car, just drive up and we’ll place the bag in your vehicle for no-contact distribution. Bags only available while supplies last. 

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