Malden Celebrates Lunar New Year

Malden, Mass., Feb. 2, 2016, — Mayor Gary Christenson recently joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark, State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Steve Ultrino and City Councillor Ryan O’Malley for a Lunar New Year Celebration. More than 400 attendees celebrated the event as Mayor Christenson wished the Malden Asian Community a prosperous and healthy “Year of the Monkey” in Chinese!
Mayor Gary Christenson gives welcoming remarks to attendees

The Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) in collaboration with the Malden High School Asian Cultural Club celebrated the Lunar New Year at the Malden High School Jenkins Auditorium. The event featured the traditional Chinese Lion Dance by Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, traditional Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations, as well as many singing, dancing and musical performances.
Founded in 1985 in Reading, MA, CCC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. It relocated to Malden in 1999 to support the local growing Asian immigrant population by building connections between Asians and the diverse Malden community.

The mission of CCC is to promote intercultural harmony, strengthen diverse communities and build bridges between American and Chinese people through interactive educational programs and the arts in schools, libraries, museums and community centers throughout New England.