Will Host Annual Event Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
By John Alexander
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., will host his annual Lunar New Year celebration, the Year of the Rooster, on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601 80th St.
The celebration will include cultural presentations including the Lion Dance, Kung Fu and Tai Chi Martial Arts, a fashion show, Chinese opera, singing and dancing from local public and academy schools and a civic and community information booth. Scheduled performances will feature an array of talent, including professional entertainers.
"This year's event promises to be another great chance for the community to come together and celebrate Chinese culture, heritage and family,” Golden stated. “I look forward to honoring the Year of the Rooster and the virtues of civility, bravery, kindness and reliability at this annual celebration. Together, we will help to usher in a time of good luck for our families, community and our nation."
The celebration has more than 20 sponsors, including local businesses and individual sponsors. Admission is free and open to the public. All guests will receive gift bags and a special golden coin to help celebrate the Year of the Rooster.