Rescheduled: Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Over 400 more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch.

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Contact:
Cara Halstead Cea, Pace University, (914) 906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu or
Bill Caldwell, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Please note – this event was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 but has been changed to Wed., Feb. 28

23RD ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA AT PACE UNIVERSITY FEATURING COSTUMED DANCE, ART BY NYC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Year of the Golden Pig

WHAT: 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Golden Pig 4705. School children use dance and stories to explain the cultural significance of the New Year.

WHO: Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Over 400 more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch. A Children’s Art Exhibit will display original artwork inspired by the Year of the Golden Pig which occurs only once every 60 years. The art was created by children from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens ages 3 to 15 who are in the after school programs of the Chinese American Planning Council, some of whom have only been in America a short time.

WHEN: Children’s Dance Extravaganza Wednesday, February 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.

The art exhibit will be on display from February 12 – 28. Gallery hours are by appointment by calling 212-346-1887. The exhibit is open to the public without reservation on Wed., Feb. 14 from 11:00am – to 4:00pm, Tues., Feb. 20 from 1:15pm – 4:00pm and Thurs., Feb. 22 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm.

WHERE: Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater (located on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Art exhibit in Schimmel Theater lobby.

Sponsored by the School of Education at Pace University, A.R.T.S. Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council, along with Chung Pak Day Care, Emigrant Savings Bank, the Organization for Chinese Americans, Kappa Delta Pi, the Pace Office of Marketing and Communications, the Pace Office of the Dean for Students, and the Pace Office of Academic Affairs and International Opportunities.

CONTACT: Professor Kathryn DeLawter at kdelawter@pace.edu, or 212-346-1887

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