Chinese Moon Festival, 2008
The URI Confucius Institute Annual Signature Event, the Chinese Moon Festival, will be held on September 14, 2008, the fullest moon of the year. The Moon Festival is not only a time to celebrate the Chinese version of American Thanksgiving, but it is also the anniversary of the Confucius Institute and an occasion to initiate all Confucius Institute programs in a new academic year. It is a time to welcome our new students and faculty to URI, especially those who have come to URI for its Chinese programs. It will give us an opportunity to thank those who support the Confucius Institute programs. Finally, it allows us to kick off Diversity Week at URI, which begins on September 22nd.
Chinese Moon Festival Dinner and Performance:
We will have a 15-course dinner and mooncakes! You will also enjoy the Chinese performances including troditional Chinese music and dance.
Place: URI Memorial Union Ballroom, Kingston, RI 02881
Date and Time: September 14 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Door opens at 5:30 p.m.
Seats are limited.
Tickets are available in advance at the Confucius Institute located in the URI Library.
Adult ticket $30
Students with a valid college ID and children $10.
*Online via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Make check payable to URI Foundation with a memo to Confucius Institute at URI.
*Student must pay the Confucius Institute in the URI Library with valid college ID.
*Send your check to:
Confucius Institute at the University of Rhode Island
15 Lippitt Road
University of Rhode Island
Direction & Parking at URI
Parking Behind the URI Ballroom in the Memorial Union.
By Car From the North:
Take I-95 South to R.I. Exit 9 (a left-lane exit onto Rte. 4 South). Follow Rte. 4 to Rte. 1 South until you reach Rte. 138 West, just past the Holiday Inn. (Don't take the first Rte. 138 exit-this would take you east to Newport.) Travel approximately 4 miles on Rte. 138; URI will be on the right. Come through the main entrance on Upper College Road, take a left onto Campus Ave. Turn right onto Lower College Road and the Union will be at the end of the circle. Parking is available behind the Union
By Car From the South:
Take I-95 North to R.I. Exit 3A to Rte. 138 East. URI is about 7 miles down Rte. 138, on the right. Come through the main entrance on Upper College Road. Take a left onto Campus Ave. Turn right onto Lower College Road and the Union will be at the end of the circle. Parking is available behind the Union.
*If parking lot behind the Union is full, follow Campus Ave. to a four-way stop and go straight to Briar Lane. Turn left to the parking lot after the Police Station.