Our friends at the Chinatown YMCA sent in a photo from their Chinese New Year celebration, held last weekend. They write: “Volunteers from the Asian Language Exchange and Social Network offered Cantonese and Mandarin lessons and visitors and Y staff were mesmerized by traditional Chinese singing and dancing performed by the Manhattan Amateur Arts and Columbus Music Association. Of special note was a reading and book signing by Kam Mak, author of ‘My Chinatown: One Year in Poems,’ and designer of the United States Postal Service’s 2012 Lunar New Year stamp. The highlight for many of our members – young and old – was a performance of a traditional Lion Dance by the United East Athletics Association.”
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