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SACBC Holds ‘Forever Young’ Dance to Rock in 2023

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church (SACBC) held its first social event in a few years to begin 2023 with a dance and a bang — and everyone had so, so much fun.

The “Forever Young Reunion Dance,” held Jan. 14, included friends from several Bay Area temples — Oakland, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose — as well as many friends from SACBC.

There was food, music, friends, dancing and some special guest DJs spinning the tunes. We welcomed DJ Nino Yello (Todd Ninokata from Kreations From Above), Rystylz (Ryan Fukui from KZSU’s Art of the Breaks), DJ Taka (Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji) and DJ Yamix (Kyle Yamasaki) with guest bassist, Rev. Harry Bridge (Buddhist Church of Oakland), who performed a jam session with DJ Taka.

Rev. Bridge did a rocked-out version of “Shinran Sama” that the crowd couldn’t help but sing along with him — it was that good.

The night began with some pupus (appetizers) and a few beverages to hang loose with friends. With a little special mood lighting and some great music, everyone soon began to dance to tunes from the 1960s through the 2000s. Attendees could sing along and get out on the dance floor or play games. There was something for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who came out to help set up, volunteer in the kitchen, greet people at the front door, cover the bar, and clean up. A special thank you to our DJs and guest DJs to make the night an enjoyable event.

Thank you to everyone for a successful event with your donations and support.

The next SACBC dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

This article was written by the SACBC Event Committee: Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji, John Arai, Karen Suyama, and Kyle Yamasaki.



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