Shaw Avenue celebrates Lunar New Year


Third graders at Shaw Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream District 30 rang in the Lunar New Year with an individualized art exercise courtesy of the Long Island Children’s Museum.

A guest of the Children’s Museum visited Jan Granger’s class to open the curtain on the many traditions associated with the Lunar New Year, including a large celebration in China. A common tradition is a jovial parade, featuring dancers donning dragon costumes covered in a multitude of colors. Students were given a paper plate with the face of a dragon, which they decorated with feathers, streamers, cotton balls, and markers. Students showed off their individualized dragons as they danced in the classroom.