MEDIA ALERT: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Celebrates Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog

Feb 20, 2018

Queens, New York

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens celebrated the Lunar New Year with an event on Tuesday, February 20. Guests were treated to a display of traditional Chinese and Korean entertainment including a Lion Dance and a Korean Drum Dance, as well as a buffet luncheon featuring a variety of Asian cuisines.

The Lunar New Year is recognized by many Asian cultures. The date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the moon’s cycle. Each year, the New Year correlates with one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. This year is the Year of the Dog, which symbolizes loyalty and honesty.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, NYC Councilman Peter Koo, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, and Assemblyman David Weprin joined Jaclyn Mucaria, president, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in welcoming the New Year.


(From left to right) Community Advisory Council members Frances Zanni, Jim Gallagher, Don Capalbi, Veronica Tsang, Ashook Ramsaran and Linna Yu, Tiyu Yeh, Deputy Director of Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Culture Office, Community Advisory Council Member Marilyn Bitterman, Assemblyman David Weprin, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, NYC Councilman Peter Koo, Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Alan Levin, chief nursing officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Amir Jaffer, chief medical officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, William Chang, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Board of Directors, Ming-der Chang, administrative director, Community Health Initiatives at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Dr. Wai Leung, cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Dr. Ning Lin, physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens joined by members of the Asian United and Cultural Exchange Council Inc. and Woorigarak Korean Cultural Art Center.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties.  Annually, 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. 

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