The Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board will host one of the region's largest Chinese New Year celebrations on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, 3131 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, NY. "The Year of the Dog" will be welcomed with holiday music and dancing. The Stony Brook community has one of the largest Asian-American populations on Long Island. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Holiday Inn Express-Stony Brook and Gold Coast Bank.
Chinese Near Year is the longest national holiday in China and New Year’s day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year and is intended for families and friends to join together in peace and prosperity. Each year, a different zodiac animal on the lunar-solar Chinese calendar is represented. Chinese New Year officially starts on Friday, February 16th. The Chinese Zodiac rotates every 12 years, with each year dedicated to one of 12 animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.