Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Chinese Culture Connection draws nearly 1,000 to 15th Annual Malden Lunar New Year Celebration at MHS By Tara Vocino M ore than 900 people attended Saturday’s 15th Annual Malden Lunar New Year Celebration – hosted by the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) – at Malden High School. Performers highlighted Malden’s growing Asian American diversity. Raffle winners Weiling Shen and Ethan Li won Beats Flex Bluetooth headphones; they are pictured with event organizer Mei Hung and JiaHui Zheng. Performers gathered for a group photo. (Courtesy photo, Anna Tse) “Song of the Fishermen” was performed by the Carnations Art Troupe, instructed by Amy Huang. “Dai Girls in the Rain” was performed by Xiaoyun Cong, Grace Glynn, Yin Jiang, Zhimin Li and Jimin Ren, of CJT Dream Dance, instructed by Mia Tsai. The Chinese Culture Connection Art Troupe, instructed by Anny Huang, performed “Maiden’s Love.” The Boston Shuffle Team performed a dance medley. The Chinese Traditional Music Club at Berklee College of Music performed “Waves of the Sea.” “Elegance Down Memory Lane” was performed by the Evergreen Dance Group, instructed by Lin-Yu Loh. Children waited for oranges from the Lions Dance performance. Shown from left to right: JiaHui Zheng (MC), Mayor Gary Christenson, (CCC Board President Yulan Lin, event organizer/CCC Executive Director Mei Hung and USPS Malden Branch Manager Bill Collins beside the United States Post Office Lunar New Year Stamp. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma The Starry Night Band performed “Infiltrated Sunday.” Band members are Lydia Deng, Maria Deng, Lucas Li and Caillou Wong. Ruoqiu Tao, of the Kunqu Opera, performed “The Peony Pavilion.”

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