Recently, Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman, in conjunction with the Office of Asian American Affairs, hosted a Lunar New Year celebration and illuminated the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Red & Gold Executive and Legislative Building to launch 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 were present.
The Long Island Chinese Center Lion Troupe performed a traditional Chinese dance, and County Executive Blakeman honored Jericho resident Ruka Anzai for being a pioneer in her community and building a network of activists .
“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. others, find strength within our communities, unite and together make Nassau an even more vibrant place to live,’ County Executive Blakeman said.