Lunar New Year Celebration & Photo Contest
With the arrival of the Lunar New Year fast approaching, Borough President Melinda Katz announced that she will again host a Lunar New Year Celebration & Photo Contest to ring in the upcoming “Year of the Pig,” with the winning photos from the contest being displayed during the celebration on February 27, 2019 at Queens Borough Hall.
“Lunar New Year is a time to honor important traditions and to celebrate with family and friends as we envision what the future holds for us,” Borough President Katz said. “It is my pleasure to host our annual Lunar New Year celebration, which will include the announcement of the winners of this year’s Lunar New Year photo contest. A picture is worth a thousand words, and everyone is encouraged to participate in the photo contest and join us at our celebration on February 27. May everyone celebrating Lunar New Year have a happy and safe time.”
The theme of this years photo contest is “New Year New Me”. Each entrant’s photo must be submitted along with an entry form bt 11:59 on February 14th. Contest Winners will be notified by email on the 19th. Rules and entry forms can be found here!
This year’s celebration and photo contest are co-sponsored by Asian Americans for Equality, Bank of China, the Chinese-American Planning Council, East West Bank, the Flushing Chinese Business Association, the Forest Hills Asian Association, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Resorts World Casino New York City, SinoVision and The Korean Channel.
The contest winners will be announced during Borough President Katz’s Lunar New Year celebration on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens.
“The Forest Hills Asian Association looks forward to joining everyone in celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Pig,” FHAA President Ed Wong said. “We wish everyone good fortune and good health throughout the year!”