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Dance, Music, Games and a Feast for the Year of the Dragon

redpajamasIt’s the Year of the Dragon and Scarsdale’s Chinese residents produced a beautiful event to mark the new year. Over 220 celebrants attended a Lunar New Year gala hosted by the Scarsdale Chinese Association at the Sonesta Hotel in White Plains on the evening of February 11.

There were dancers, instrumental performance, a choir, lively games of musical chairs, plus cash prizes for lucky raffle winners.

Performances mixed traditional Chinese dance with some Zumba and hip hop inspired numbers, giving the evening a contemporary feel. From toddlers to senior citizens, everyone appeared to be enjoying the music, the dance, the dinner and the fun.

Chief event planner Elaine Wang said, “The Chinese New Year Gala was very successful. During the Gala, everyone enjoyed the song and dance performances prepared by the Chinese residents of Scarsdale. The children and the mayor participated in fun games. Everyone also tasted the delicious dinner from The Best Sichuan. The New Year's party ended successfully in harmony with everyone exchanging new year blessings.”

Scarsdale Mayor Justin Arest attended with Trustee Dara Gruenberg.

He said, “It is an honor to be here this evening representing the Board of Trustees with Trustee Dara Gruenberg. In this significant year, the year of the dragon, let us embrace the dragon’s courage and vitality. May the coming months be marked by prosperity, health, and harmony for you and your loved ones. Together, let’s weave these blessings into the fabric of our wonderful community, building a future as bright and enduring as the spirit of the dragon itself.

Happy New Year, and may the Year of the Dragon bring joy and success to all!”

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Also leading the event were Abby Zhou, Michael Wu, Stephanie Yu Panpan, Jing Lu, Vivan Lin and Stella Zhang.

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