Chinese Cultural Celebration Entertains Audience at West Orange Public Library

Students present the Chinese Zodiac story to the audience. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Students with masks. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Face-painting. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
CHinese Club students. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Yajing Li, left, with students. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Mandarin Teacher Yajing Li. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  The West Orange High School Chinese Club entertained children and parents alike with a Chinese Cultural Celebration at the West Orange Public Library on March 2.

The presentation included a skit depicting the history of the Chinese Zodiac, performed with hand-painted and created masks by the students.

Several games and activties followed, like pin the tail on the dragon, tattoos, origami, calligraphy, panda bean toss, Chinese feather hacky sack, face painting, and zodiac coloring.

Event organizer Yajing Li, the Mandarin teacher at West Orange High School, was all smiles as the students performed and interacted with the children.  "The kids worked so hard and I am very proud of them," she beamed.  "They did a great job."

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