2023 Fort Lee Public Library Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan 14th - It was the preliminary eve of the 2023 Lunar New Year. More than 1500 people attended the Lunar New Year celebration at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center organized by the Borough of Fort Lee and the Fort Lee Public Library.  

FLCA called our membership to donate gifts and funds to the event. In addition, FLCA brought in top-notch performances to the event.

After Mayor Sokolich gave the opening address, the performances began and rotated amongst Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese programs. Eye grabbing lion dance started right from the gym entrance, following exciting drumming and gonging rhythm. The audience stood up and surrounded performances to take close photos all the way to the stage. 

FLCA invited and arranged the following Chinese performances to the event:

  • Ms Melody’s Children Chorus - Listening to the Mom
  • Musical saw performance by Liming Chen, a top performer from China - My Motherland and I; The Beautiful Spanish Girl
  • Folk dances by Purple Swans who masters folk dances from various ethnic groups in China and performed at various large scale events, including Mayo Performing Art Center last year - Wanquan River and Water Splashing Fest.
  • Spring Festival Overture by Fort Lee Mini Band formed by students from the middle school and various high schools.
  • Adult chorus by Edison Chinese Chorus that is well known in south NJ and has performed at over 200 events - Happy New Year, Reunion, A Beautiful Place

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2023 New Year Party

Jan 1st 2023- FLCA and CAFC (Chinese American Family Coalition) co-hosted a New Year celebration. It was the first large-scale in-person event for the Fort Lee Chinese community since the pandemic and was well received by families and different generations.

At 2:30PM, more than one hundred people arrived at the CAFC’s office in Leonia and were seated around the floor. Presidents of both associations greeted the audience and then introduced to the audience principles and key management members of each association.

The performances exhibited a variety of unique Chinese performing arts, including a tea ceremony, Guzheng, Musical Saw, Beijing Opera, Tibetan ethnic dances, cheongsam dance, jingling rhythm and children’s chorus. The last performance by Fort Lee Mini Band that was formed by students from the middle school and various high schools. Even though they only rehearsed the iconic Spring Festival Overture over a few weekends but presented the whole song gracefully and brought abundant festival atmosphere to the audience. Lastly the group enjoyed artistic and delicious traditional dishes brought by attending families. 

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Fort Lee Chinese American Community Association

FLCAFort Lee Chinese American Community Association 501(C)(3):

 -  An NJ Nonprofit Organization for the purposes of supporting and strengthening the local Chinese American community, promoting Chinese culture &  cultural exchanges, enhancing community relations, assisting new immigrants and residents to participate in  community activities and further engaging Chinese Community to participate and contribute to the greater Fort Lee community through: 

1) educational, social, cultural and recreational activities in the community;  

2) community and social service information exchange; and  

3) other cultural exchange events, educational seminars as well as multi-cultural holiday events. 



Board Members (董事会成员):

Pingan Hou, (President)

MinRong Yang, (Vice-President)

Wei Guan,  (Treasurer)

Hanyue Zhang, (Secretary)

LinJing Yang

Jinchun Yu

Hongmei Du


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