This Saturday, Jan. 28, marks the start of the Chinese New Year, with 2017 being the Year of the Rooster.
And not just any rooster but the fire rooster. (Element-sign combinations like this happen once every 60 years.) Famous fire roosters turning the big 6-0 this year include Martin Luther King III, Dolph Lundgren and Donny Osmond. Take a bow, guys.
Fire roosters are trustworthy, punctual and responsible, and they’ll have to be because rooster years are unlucky for roosters. Sheesh, we just can’t catch a break, can we?
But we can all enjoy Chinese New Year at one of WAG country’s premier multicultural venues as the Pelham Art Center hosts family-friendly activities celebrating the Year of the Rooster on Sunday, Feb. 4. From 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a paper-craft workshop in which participants can create a Chinese rooster and a New Year fish. At 3:15 p.m., members of Kwan’s Kung Fu in Peekskill will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck. The center is at 155 Fifth Ave. in Pelham. For more, call 914-738-2525 or visit pelhamartcenter.org.
We at WAG wish everyone a happy lunar new year.
– Georgette Gouveia