Committee of 100 Members Celebrate Lunar New Year as a Public Holiday in New York City

On February 8, Committee of 100 participated in the first annual Lunar New Year Students Day at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The celebration marked the inaugural New York City Lunar New Year public school holiday, and was attended by C-100 co-founders and governors Shirley Young and Henry Tang and C-100 member Frank H. Wu.

The daylong festival welcomed public school students from across New York City and featured remarks from Council Member Margaret Chin, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Manhattan Boro Pres. Gale Brewer, and Deputy Chancellor Milady Baez. The celebration also included performances by National Dance Institute and a mass dance event for student attendees, as well as a special presentation by The Nature Conservancy on the endangered golden monkey and the environment.

The Committee of 100 celebrated the Year of the Monkey with a series of exciting events at iconic venues across New York, including a special Lunar New Year gala and performance by the New York Philharmonic, as well as a fireworks viewing party at the Chinese Embassy.


The celebration included performances by National Dance Institute and a mass dance event for student attendees. Photo from


Related Updates

2019 Greater China Conference and Gala

2019 Science & Technology Conference

C100 NextGen Leaders Enjoy Lunch with Wellington Chen and Henry Tang in New York


Shirley Young

President of U.S.-China Cultural Institute

Henry S. Tang

Managing Partner of Carnegie Towers Strategic Investment Advisory

Frank H. Wu

Distinguished Academic


  • Committee of 100

    Extraordinary Chinese Americans

  • Ensuring Full Inclusion in America
    Advancing U.S.-China Relations
  • Connect
  • Contact
  • Office Address:
    6 St. Johns Lane, 5th fl
    New York, NY 10013

    Mailing Address:
    C100, Church St Station
    PO Box 3504
    New York, NY 10008

  • Sign Up For Updates
  • * indicates required