(Minghui.org) Practitioners participated in the Austin Street Fair in Forest Hills, Queens, on September 18, 2022. They set up a booth, introduced Falun Dafa to the public, and taught people the exercises. Many people learned the exercises on the spot. Many said they felt good after doing them and liked the practice very much.

Practitioners participated in the Austin Street Fair in Forest Hills, Queens, and introduced Falun Dafa to local people.

People learning the exercises

It was a beautiful summer weekend. Some practitioners demonstrated the exercises while others introduced the practice to people and distributed leaflets and handmade paper lotus flowers.

Many residents came out to enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather, and the entire neighborhood was bustling. People stopped to learn more about Falun Dafa, and some followed along with the practitioners to learn the exercises. They said they liked the exercises very much, and some asked where the nearest practice site was.

Ucia and her friend learned the exercises.

Ucia and her friend were enjoying the festival and passed by the Falun Dafa booth. They stopped to watch the practitioners demonstrating the exercises and were interested in learning them. They explained that they practiced yoga. Practitioners explained the Falun Dafa exercises to them. They decided to try, and attentively followed practitioners’ exercise movements. Afterwards, they talked with practitioners for a long time. They took informational brochures when they left and said that they would learn more about it.

Henry (middle) joined practitioners and did the exercises.

Henry explained that he had learned the exercises before because one of his friends practices Falun Dafa. When he noticed the booth he joined the practitioners and did the exercises. He said that he likes the exercises and really enjoys doing them with others. He took some informational brochures with him when he left so he could learn more about Falun Dafa after returning home.

Ms. Illena learned the exercises.

Ms. Illena passed by the Falun Dafa booth and saw practitioners doing the exercises. She was very interested. She talked to a practitioner and learned the first exercise. She said doing the exercise felt good. She later returned with her friend. She and a practitioner introduced the practice to her friend. Her friend seemed to be very interested. They asked for several brochures to learn more about the practice.

Another woman and her friends noticed the practitioners doing the exercises when they passed by. The woman wanted to know more about Falun Dafa. She did the third exercise and quickly learned the movements. She was very happy.

Mrs. Liu came to the booth and told practitioners her story. She said she met a Chinese man at the street fair and asked him to help with some documents that were in English. The Chinese man kindly helped her. They chatted a bit and she learned that he was a Falun Dafa practitioner. “No wonder,” she said, “one of my good friends is a Falun Dafa practitioner. They are very good people.” She explained that she is a Catholic. She knows about Falun Dafa and supports Falun Dafa.