PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 08 2022
“I hope we can look to each other, find strength within our communities, unite, and together make Nassau an even more vibrant place to live’ County Executive Blakeman said.
Recently, Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman in conjunction with the office of Asian American Affairs hosted a Lunar New Year celebration and lit the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building Red & Gold to kick off the year of the Tiger. Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips, Treasurer David Chiang, Legislator Ford, Legislator Rhoads, Legislator Schaefer, Legislator McKevitt, Legislator Guiffrè, Chinese American organizations, local business owners, and residents attended.
The Chinese Center of Long Island’s Lion Troupe performed a traditional Chinese dance, and County Executive Blakeman awarded Jericho resident, Ruka Anzai for being a trailblazer in her community and establishing an activist network.
“The year of the Tiger symbolizes bravery, courage, and strength. As we observe the Lunar New Year, a time of reunion and rebirth, and new potential for change. I hope we can look to each other, find strength within our communities, unite, and together make Nassau an even more vibrant place to live’ County Executive Blakeman said.