FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town to Host Lunar New Year Celebration
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. The event will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Mary Jane Davies Green, across from Town Hall at 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset. This free event is open to all.
Festivities will include a lion dance troupe from the Chinese Center of Long Island, performances by the New York Chinese Chorus, Herricks Chinese Sing-A-Long Group, and the Long Island Hulusi (Cucubit Flute) Group under the direction of Mr. Xianyi Wang. The Great Neck Chinese Association will have a Chinese calligraphy demonstration. Additionally, there will be God of Fortune characters from the Great Neck Chinese Association and Manhasset American Chinese Association.
There will be special Lunar New Year giveaways from the multiple organizations including Chinese Center of Long Island, Grace Roslyn Association for Chinese Enrichment (GRACE), Manhasset American Chinese Association, and Great Neck Chinese Association. Tidal Tea from Great Neck will be providing bubble tea at the event.
As part of the celebration, the Town will also be hosting a lantern art exhibit at the event. North Hempstead students can create their own lantern which will be on display in the park on the day of the event. Participating students can bring their creations with them on the day of the event.
This year’s community partners will include: 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), Korean Community Services (KCS) and WAC Lighting.