First Ever Chinese Themed Garden For 41st Annual Macy's Flower Show In New York
You know spring is just around the corner when the flowers arrive at the Macy's Flower Show, a tradition that has wowed millions of visitors for the past 41 years and was opened today by Macy's executives and Martha Stewart.
This year is even more special as history is made with the first Chinese-themed garden in the Show, from March 22 through April 4th. The Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) will showcase two extravagant "Explore Beautiful China" gardens at the "Art in Bloom" themed show this year on the highly trafficked mezzanine level at 34th Street in Manhattan.
The unique creation features a dress handmade from Chinese red envelopes as the centerpiece of the good luck and fortune gardens, which fills with flowers and traditional costumes representing the culture of China. Through the beauty of art, nature, and culture, the Chinese specialty gardens at the Macy's Flower Show presents an unforgettable sight.
Chinese gardens highlight not only the beauty of China's landscapes and people, but also showcase a video, which is displayed in store and outside the Macy's building on its jumbotron LED screens, to showcase programs empowering women by Sino-American Friendship Association and its member partner, China Women's Development Foundation, as well as the Pink Love Initiative for Women by Didi DaChe.
"The flowers shown in the Chinese display represent the power and achievements made by women around the world," said Lili, Executive Vice President of SAFA. "Our goals are to continue women's achievements and empower younger generations to do the same."
Visitors will be able to experience Chinese culture with a calligrapher and red envelope decorating during the Macy's Family Fun Day.
On the opening day of the Macy's Flower Show, SAFA's gardens opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony by Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of PRC in New York MeiFang Zhang; Peter Zhang, President of the Sino-American Friendship Association as well as Macy's Executives and special guests.
The Macy's Flower Show has been a celebration of the arrival of Spring for New York City, but through SAFA, the 41st annual event will for the first time mark the strengthening of friendship and mutual understanding between the people of the US and China.