Lunar New Year

A visit from the New York Chinese Cultural Center

Everyone gasped in surprise when the large red and gold dragon danced into Increase Miller Elementary’s gym. Wide eyes turned to giggles when the colorful creature pretended to be a puppy playing with a ball and pranced over to the students to say hello!

The February 5 assembly featuring the New York Chinese Cultural Center was an entertaining introduction to elements of Chinese culture, in anticipation of the coming Lunar New Year and launching the Year of the Dragon. It was one of the many ways that Increase Miller Elementary supports diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the year, with the support of the IMES PTO.

Many students had learned about Lunar New Year ahead of time with their teachers. Classes had made Chinese lanterns which hung by the school’s main doorway.