Celebrate the ‘Year of the Pig’ at Chinese New Year Celebration
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will host its Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at its Educational and Cultural Center in the Stony Brook Village Center. To usher in the “Year of the Pig” the event will feature performances demonstrating many of the rich traditions and rituals observed during this festive celebration.
Visitors are sure to be transported to “the land of the rising sun” with Authentic Shaolin Kung Fu who will wow the audience with a martial arts demonstration as well as the dramatic nine-foot Lion Dance.
The strutting lions are believed to bring good luck to everyone they meet. Visitors will also be entertained by the unique sounds of Manhattan Taiko, blending ancient Japanese drums with modern movement and spirit and the Long Island Chinese Dance Group who will present the moving art of Chinese song and dance. A Year of the Pig Children’s Craft Activity will immediately follow the performances.
Reservations are required. The fee is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and children under 12 (includes craft activity). For full information call 631-689-5888.