FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2022
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North Hempstead Hosts First Lunar New Year Celebration at Town Hall
North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead was proud to host the first ever Lunar New Year Celebration at North Hempstead Town Hall on February 9. Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, Council Members Peter Zuckerman, Dennis Walsh, Veronica Lurvey, David Adhami, and Mariann Dalimonte along with Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman were in attendance.
The event, which welcomed the Year of the Tiger, featured a lion dance performance by the Herricks High School Asian American Culture Club, Guzheng (Chinese Zither) performance by Zhengming Guzheng, and a choral performance by the New York Chinese Chorus. The culmination of the event ended with the front of Town Hall being lit in red and gold.
At the event, red envelopes which symbolize luck, prosperity, and good wishes were distributed. There was also a Chinese calligraphy writing station and festive photo opportunities for residents.
The event was made possible by community partners including the Chinese American Association of North Hempstead (CAANH), the Chinese Center for Long Island, Inc. (CCLI), the Grace Roslyn Association for Chinese Enrichment (GRACE), the Great Neck Chinese Association (GNCA), the Herricks Chinese Association (HCA), Herricks Korean Community (HKC), Manhasset Association of Chinese Americans (MACA), and WAC Lighting.
Council Member Mariann Dalimonte, Council Member Veronica Lurvey, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava, Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, and Council Member Dennis Walsh.
Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, Council Member Mariann Dalimonte, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava, Council Member Dennis Walsh and Council Member Veronica Lurvey at North Hempstead’s Lunar New Year event.
Town officials at a traditional Chinese calligraphy writing station at North Hempstead’s Lunar New Year event.
Town Hall in Manhasset is illuminated in red and gold in honor of the Lunar New Year and Year of the Tiger.