Boston Practitioners Attend Chinatown Mid-Fall Party (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On August 4, practitioners from the Boston area attended Chinatown's Mid-Fall Party hosted by the Chinatown Chinese Business Association. It was a large-scale celebration. Boston's mayor, state and US representatives and Chinese community leaders were present and gave speeches. To serve the community, Dafa practitioners proposed to the organizing committee to provide performances and make a special video program for the event. Our sincerity was accepted by the organizing committee. Two of our performances were selected for the stage show.
On the day of the event, tens of thousands of visitors came to Chinatown. The trio dance by Connecticut practitioners was the first Chinese costume dance of the event. The host announced in both English and Cantonese that the performance was performed by the Falun Gong Association. Their elegant movements won warm applauses from the visitors. A reporter from the Boston Herald interviewed practitioners as soon as the dance was finished. Practitioners told him the truth of Falun Gong. The reporter was deeply moved upon hearing practitioners' story and expressed that he would definitely include the true story of Falun Gong in his report and put practitioners' performance on the front page.
A college student and Dafa practitioner skilled at the piano and once won first place in a competition, played "Pu Du" and a piece by Schubert. The host explained when she announced the performance, "it is Pu Du -- offer salvation to sentient beings." The programs and performers' brief introductions were printed in the brochures of the event, which had good effect in promoting Dafa.
Outside the stage, our booth was also quite busy. Three practitioners with art talent did paintings for visitors. A long line was formed. It was difficult to believe that the paintings that would cost lots of money other place could be free here. An artist told the changes Dafa had brought to her while painting. People waiting in line listened attentively and accepted Dafa information. Many people kept coming to inquire information about where to learn Falun Gong. There were so many people who came to get paintings or learn Dafa exercises that practitioners did not find time to have food for the whole day.
Practitioners in charge of shooting the video program also worked very hard. A practitioner stood under the hot sun shooting video in front of the stage for the entire day. Another practitioner with her husband who is not a practitioner walked among the visitors and took interviews. The hosting organization was so appreciative of practitioners' efforts that he also invited practitioners to shoot another event that evening. Practitioners accepted the invitation and fulfilled the responsibility.