NEW YORK – Eighty local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate in Pace University’s School of Education’s 18th annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza celebrating the year of the Horse, 4700. More than 400 local school children from Chinatown and Brooklyn will come to watch the celebration. The celebration will take place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce and Gold Streets of the University’s downtown campus on February 6, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
To ring in the Year of the Horse children from Chinatown schools JHS 56, PS 2, and IS 131 will perform traditional Chinese dances choreographed by A.R.T.S., Inc. A children’s art exhibition will be also on display at the bookstore at One Pace Plaza, level B, from February 2 to 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a special showing of the exhibit in the lobby of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on February 6.
The event is co-sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, United Chinese Students Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with A. R. T. S., Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council.
The Chinese New Year Extravaganza is a community event open to the public; reservations are not required for individuals but school groups should call in advance to ensure space. For access to the art exhibit please call in advance.
For more information call: Jennifer White at 212-346-1118
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.