“Stony Brook celebrates Lunar New Year with song, dance”


Dancers, drummers and martial artists celebrated the Year of the Monkey in Stony Brook on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, for the upcoming Lunar New Year. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization has held its Chinese New Year Celebration for 15 years.

Three large lions with flashing eyes and snarling faces danced to the beat of drums and cymbals as they swarmed the audience Sunday at a Lunar New Year celebration in Stony Brook.

More than 100 people attended the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 15th annual Chinese New Year Celebration to watch a slew of performances celebrating the Year of the Monkey.

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(Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)