A Chinese folk dance by Southern Connecticut Chinese School students opened the Chinese New Year Gala held Saturday, February 14, to mark the Chinese New Year.
On Chinese calendar, the year 4713 – the Year of the Goat – has begun. The celebration, held at Lyman Center of Southern Connecticut State University, was organized by the Southern Connecticut Chinese School (SCCS) with supports from Southern Connecticut State University, where the Chinese school is located. SCCS is a Sunday school devoted to Chinese language teaching. Established in 1995, it has evolved from a small after-school class with one teacher and several students to a non-profit educational institution of over 500 students from 40 towns in the Greater New Haven area. The event also featured Chinese Kung Fu, Chinese folk songs, folk dances, Chinese short drama, poem recital and more.