New Utrecht High School collaborates with FDR and Murrow to celebrate Lunar New Year

Gong hei fat choy!

New Utrecht High School, 1601 80th Street, hosted its 27th annual Lunar New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Pig, but with a twist.

On Fri. Feb. 8, the school worked together with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and Edward R. Murrow High School for the first joint-school Lunar New Year celebration in Brooklyn.

Students and teachers from the three schools have been working collaboratively for the event.

New Utrecht Guidance Counselor and Asian Club Advisor Yan Yu Lin considered the evening a success.

“The celebration was attended by over 1,500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Students from New Utrecht High School, Edward Murrow High School, and Franklin D. Roosevelt High School performed numerous acts including a lion dance, traditional Chinese dances, solo singing, band performance, drama and modern pop culture dances. Everyone was amazed by these wonderful performances,” she said.

The Lion Dance was performed by students from New Utrecht, Tai Chi was performed by students from FDR, and Murrow students performed modern dance

The hosts for the evening included Jialong Lin, Wenxi Wu, Jinfeng Chen, Shaquille Zheng, Qianyun Ou and Lizhi Lin.

Lin, the New Utrecht staffer, also noted the importance to the community of celebrating the holiday.

“It has been a tradition for New Utrecht High School for 27 years,” she said.  “Everybody looks forward to the event. The event also brought many alumni together as they celebrate together.”

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