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2016 Chinese New Year Gala Gets a Head Start on the New Year

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By Faith Jessie.
Chinese New Year is on Monday, but one organization decided to get a jump start on the holiday on Saturday.

The Southern Tier Chinese Culture Association along with the Binghamton City School District and the Binghamton University Confucius Institute hosted the 2016 Chinese New Year Gala.

Students from East and West Middle Schools along with the Southern Tier Chinese School, and their families came together to learn more about the Chinese culture.

Students participated in activities from the Chinese culture like making dumplings and paper cutting workshops. There was also a variety performances like poetry readings, martial arts demonstrations and live music.