Students Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Every year, the school comes together in a festive frenzy of sparklers and streamers to observe the Lunar New Year, a holiday that falls on the first moon of the Lunar Calendar. On Monday, January 31, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the student center, a Lunar New Year committee consisting of faculty, students, and parents will host a celebration for the upcoming year of the Tiger. 

The celebration will begin with a Lunar New Year feast in the Dining Hall, where students can enjoy traditional Lunar New Year foods, including braised beef, fried noodles, scallion pancakes, and beef bulgogi Korean noodles. Mr. Webster, director of dining services, also worked with parents to purchase authentic dumplings from Asian markets in New Jersey for the event. 

Following the Lunar New Year feast, students will be able to participate in various activities organized by the Chinese Club and the Asian Culture Club in the student center, including sparkler stations, zodiac memory challenges, chopstick competitions, and karaoke.

During community time on February 1, the official Lunar New Year, the Chinese Club is inviting a professional Peking Opera Performer to showcase traditional stage art. Students  will also volunteer to showcase Pan-Asian related performances such as Chinese rap songs and hip hop dances inspired by Asian music in front of the school.