Chinese New Year Celebration at the Kings Bay Y

Chinese New Year Celebration in Kings Bay Y’s Social Adult Day Care program will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The Social Adult Day Care program is celebrating with a festive lunch, an award ceremony for volunteers and members, music, dancing, tai chi and a lottery.

Kings Bay Y located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Ave. U and V).

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  Doors and windows are decorated with red color paper scrolls graved with wishes of happiness, wealth and longevity. People buy presents, decorations, food and clothing. Children receive money in red paper envelopes, which are said to bring luck and prosperity both to the giver and the recipient. Families thoroughly clean their houses to sweep away any misfortune. In 2011, the celebrations begin on February 3, 2011 as Chinese enter the year of the Rabbit.

Elected officials and community leaders are scheduled to address the program participants at 10:30 am.

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