The Lunar Year of the Fire Rooster began on January 28 and will end on February 15, 2018. In the Chinese Zodiac, a year can inhabit the traits of its animal. Roosters are known as dawn breakers, so this can bode a year of awakening. Experts in this area also say 2017 is predicted to be a year of progress, honor, and maximum integrity, when lessons will teach that self-control is the better part of valor.
Our cultural celebrations are all about bringing the community together and appreciating and respecting all the beautiful diversity that is our school.
PS 250 George H. Lindsay (108 Montrose Ave.) wished everyone good fortune for the Lunar New Year by putting on their annual show. The show highlights Chinese culture via the students performing Kung fu and ribbon dances, singing, and acting in an original dramatic piece, which conveyed a timely moral message that in diversity there is strength. The Asian United and Cultural Exchange Council performed a traditional Lion Dance.
“Our cultural celebrations are all about bringing the community together and appreciating and respecting all the beautiful diversity that is our school,” said PS 250’s principal, Roseann Lacioppa.
Jennings Hall’s seniors also celebrated the Lunar New Year with an annual luncheon, as they have for ten years. The Chinese Dancing Group, from Education Alliance – Sirovich Senior Center performed a dozen acts for the seniors, this included: Snow plum dance, singing in Cantonese, umbrella dance, fashion show, Tai Chi, etc.