Happy New Year, again

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

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