Celebrate Lunar New Year at Paradise Dynasty

January 27, 2023

To ring in the Year of the Rabbit, Paradise Dynasty will serve a special Lunar New Year menu of what’s considered some of the most popular Chinese dishes to eat during the festive holiday. These specialty items will be available through Feb 12th, 2023. 

Additionally, they will also be giving out lucky red envelopes containing $10 vouchers for Paradise Dynasty and $5 vouchers for the sister concept Le Shrimp Noodle Bar. Red envelopes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. 

Lunar New Year MENU:

- Stir-fried Boston Lobster with XO Sauce in Typhoon Shelter Style - $78.88 

- Black Truffle Poached Chicken - $38.88 (Half Chicken); $77.76 (Whole Chicken) 

- Stir-fried Scallop with Celery and French Bean in XO Sauce - $33.88 (Small Portion) and $49.88 (Large Portion)

- Braised Pork Shank with Dried Scallops and Spinach - $38.88

- Chilled Seasoned Fresh Abalone with Seaweed Salad - $15.88 

- Steamed Cod Fillet and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce - $39.88 

- Steamed Fresh Abalone with Minced Garlic and Glass Noodles - $13.88 

- Fish Maw Thick Broth with Dried Scallop and Crab Meat - $22.88 (For 2 to 4 Persons) and $38.88 (For 4 to 6 Persons)

- Double-boiled Sliced Sea Whelk in Chicken Soup - $16.88 

3333 Bristol Street, BLM, 1 Bloomingdale's, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.


Dana Point Harbor Partners’ Underserved Youth Program

January 27, 2023

The long-awaited $400 million, multiyear revitalization of Dana Point Harbor commenced at The Marina at Dana Point in August 2022. In collaboration with the California Coastal Commission, DPHP will improve public access to the water through both the intricate design of The Marina and the newly developed community outreach programs.

Bellwether Financial Group, a partner in DPHP and the firm responsible for The Marina operations and redevelopment, is spearheading a robust outreach program to expose underserved youth from both local, and inland communities to aquatic activities including swim lessons, ocean education, whale watching, surfing, kayaking, and sailing each year.

Since the program commenced in August 2022, the Underserved Youth Program has provided hundreds of underserved youths in the community the opportunity to experience ocean education and activities, often for the very first time. In 2023, the program aims to provide unforgettable ocean experiences and education to more than 1,000 underserved youths. To implement the program, DPHP has partnered with Orange County non-profits including the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, The Boys & Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano, and San Juan Elementary School.

 The program includes robust tracking of the participants to measure the program’s impact. The Marina recently welcomed a dedicated community outreach coordinator to measure and track the impact of the program in order to report the success to the California Coastal Commission.

The next whale watching trip with Big Brothers Big Sisters will take place on January 28 on the Manute'a, one of Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari’s catamarans.

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January 26, 2023

The first-ever Orange County Banksyland, an immersive touring exhibition arrives in Costa Mesa from January 27-29 from noon to 8 p.m. It features more than 80 pieces and installations of the world's most infamous and elusive artist: BANKSY.  

For the first time, view original and studio works, salvaged street artworks, and never-before-seen immersive installations at Costa Mesa's Westside Museum. Experience the mystique and cultural impact of the most sought after artist of our time, live and in person.

General Admission: No early admission will be permitted. General admission ticket holders must arrive no later than 30 minutes past stated entry time.

VIP: VIP ticket holders may enter anytime during open hours on the day of their ticketed visit.

  • This exhibition is unauthorized by BANKSY 
  • This exhibition will be bringing work from private collections to audiences in geographical locations who might not otherwise see Banksy’s work

BANKSYLAND is produced by One Thousand Ways: an international experiential arts company specializing in innovative immersive events. Their global team of curators and producers create experiences in the service of its mission: To inspire social change through art that captures the attention of diverse audiences and unites cultures.

729 Farad Street Costa Mesa.

Limited onsite parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional free street parking is available.

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