CPC Brooklyn Community Services Lunar New Year Celebration
In Chinese culture, the 8th day of the new year is considered a very important day for agriculture. Good weather on this day is a sign of a year of good harvest. This year, Lunar New Year was on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, and CPC Brooklyn Community Services held our annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, the 8th day of the new year.
Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration of culture and traditions, deeply rooted in the importance of family and heritage. CPC Brooklyn Community Services focused our Lunar New Year Celebration on the rich heritage and traditions of Asian culture. This year is the Year of the Rat, the first animal in the zodiac cycle. Friends, family and community members from all around the neighborhood were able to stop by and enjoy the festivities. There were tons of giveaways, games and activities for everyone.
In addition to the traditional lion dance and various performances, there were family-friendly stage games, New Year riddles, and raffles. One of the highlights of our event was our Children's Traditional Outfit Contest. Numerous children participated and competed against one another to take home the grand prize of large mouse plushy and $150.
Thank you to all the community members who came out to celebrate Lunar New Year!
We want to thank Congressman Max Rose, NY Senator Zellnor Myrie, NY Assemblyman Petter Abbate, NY State Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Council Member Justin Brannan, as well as District Leader Nancy Tong for stopping by and bringing in the Year of the Rat with us.
We'd also like thank the offices of State Senator Andrew Gounardes ,NYC Councli Member Carlos Menchaca, and Council Member Mark Treyger for visiting with our community members.
CPC Brooklyn Community Services also expresses our deepest thanks to our hardworking sponsors who delivered valuable community resources and giveaways: Investors Bank, Brooklyn Crafted, Emblem Health, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Royal Business Bank, United Healthcare, and Xincon for supporting this celebration.