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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon Celebrates Chinese New Year Of The Monkey With Traditional Dance, Swordplay, Stories And Face Painting

Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) Executive Director Charlie Defino shares these photos and reports:

Celebrating Chinese New Year

“The Year of the Monkey”

The Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon at PS/IS 217 celebrated the Chinese New Year on Friday afternoon with a performances by Master Jamie H.J. Guam

 and his assistant Ms. Shok Tamai.

The Youth also learned about the Chinese New Year traditional celebrations, traditional face painting

and the history of animals associated with the Chinese New Year. The children and staff had a great time, this program is part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative funded by a grant from City Councilman Ben Kallos.
Here's how the Chinese New Year of the Monkey was celebrated in NYC's Chinatown.