Bridgeport’s “Little Asia’ holds Lunar Festival on Saturday

One of the Park City’s newest, officially-recognized ethnic neighborhoods is inviting area residents to drop by for its Lunar Festival, from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The area centered on Wood Avenue has undergone a makeover with storefront and streetscape improvements funding with federal grants and the mayor’s office.

The area is home to several Vietnamese, Asian-fusion and Chinese restaurants and plans are underway for a decorative arch to mark the entrance to the neighborhood.

The Lunar Festival, held on the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese calendar, during a full moon, is a celebration of gathering, thanksgiving, and prayer, Elaine Ficarra, spokeswoman for Mayor Bill Finch, wrote in a press release.

Activities and exhibits at Little Asia’s Lunar Festival include sky lanterns, Asian garden tours, lion dancing, art show, and much more.  The festival is free and open to the public. The hub of the Lunar Festival activities will be 133 Wood Ave.

Frank Juliano