BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday, Feb. 5, the seventh grade at Columbia Middle School (CMS) was treated to a performance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. 

The program included a demonstration of a lion dance, Chinese acrobatics, and the Chinese ribbon dance. The four performers introduced students to Chinese culture through language lessons, historical background, on-stage demonstrations, and audience interaction. Several CMS students had the opportunity to try out plate-spinning.

The assembly was presented by the CMS PTO's Cultural Arts Committee and funded by the PTO.