By Johnny Poon | President, OCA of Colorado

While the 2014 New Year’s parties are but a distant memory, preparations for the Lunar New Year parties are only getting started.

It’s the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar, which officially started on January 31, 2014. To celebrate, OCA of Colorado has its annual Lunar New Year banquet on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Empress Seafood Restaurant.

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OCA Board – left to right: Woon Ki Lau, Hing Ryder (Vice-President), Febra Coffey (Secretary), Katherine Pillow (Board member), Johnny Poon (President), Benny Cheng (Board member), Candise Sprangers, Diane Cheng, Johnny Hsu, Tina Choi (Treasurer)

Founded as Organization of Chinese Americans in 1973, OCA has since grown to a robust national advocacy organization dedicated to embracing the hopes and aspirations of nearly 19 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

OCA’s national headquarters is located in Washington, D.C., which allows OCA to directly engage in critical public policy issues and to monitor legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. OCA has over 100 national chapters, affiliates, and partners organized to be actively involved in addressing local issues impacting Asian Pacific Americans. OCA is comprised of members from all walks of life and diverse ethnic identities, and all with the goal of advancing the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans.

OCA’s Colorado chapter (OCA of Colorado) has been actively involved in Colorado since 1987. In addition to its Lunar New Year banquet, OCA of Colorado sponsors a variety of events each year to celebrate cultural awareness and heritage, including the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Asian Pacific American community picnics, and senior holiday parties.

OCA’s Feb. 8 Lunar New Year banquet includes a 10-course dinner and entertainment, including the traditional lion dance by Shifu Howie Solow and Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu. Tickets are $40. To reserve your ticket or for more information on becoming an active member of OCA, contact ocacolorado@gmail.com or call Benny Cheng at 303-888-0777.

OCA of Colorado invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Empress Seafood Chinese Restaurant
2825 W. Alameda Ave., Denver 80219
5:00 PM – Cash bar
5:30 PM – Lion Dance kicks-off the evening

Your taste buds will be dazzled with a 10 course meal:
House Special Seafood Soup
Peking Duck
Stewed Abalone with Black Mushrooms
Steamed Striped Whole Bass
Sauteed Lobster with Ginger and Scallion
Fillet Mignon with Black Pepper Sauce
Walnut Shrimp
Garden Vegetable with Lotus Leaf Wrap
Empress Special Fried Rice
Fresh Fruit

Tickets: $40 each | Corporate Table (10 Seats): $888
Contact Benny Cheng for ticket or info: 303.888.0777.