The City of New Rochelle Hosts First Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

The City of New Rochelle hosted its inaugural Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 24 from 5pm to 7pm at New Rochelle City Hall. In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, the event drew hundreds for a wonderful evening of cultural festivities, entertainment, and community engagement. 

The program featured traditional dance performances by Li Garden, Lion Dancing by Yaocen Music Studio and a demonstration by Hong Ik Martial Art. Attendees then were able to participate in lantern making, origami and calligraphy, and sampled authentic cuisine from Hong Kong restaurant and Kung Fu Tea. City Hall’s front lawn was adorned with illuminated lanterns and the building lit up in red. 

“New Rochelle has always been a diverse and inclusive community, and we were excited to bring our inaugural Lunar New Year Celebration to City Hall. This holiday celebration is cherished by people around the world, and we appreciated the opportunity to honor tradition and share cultural enrichment,” said Sam Gomez, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the City of New Rochelle.

This event is made possible by the City of New Rochelle Office of Diversity & Inclusion and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter.