Greenwich High celebrates Chinese New Year

 Chef Xie

Chef Xie

Chef Eric Xie finalized menu for CLSC Lunar New Year Celebration at the Student Center at Greenwich High School on Feb. 3, Chinese year 4716; Year of the Earth-Dog.

Unlike many Chinese restaurants in the United States, Chef Xie features menu items that are not associated with Americanized Chinese dining. Dishes “I believe a lot of people have never tasted these variety of foods before in their lives,” Xie said. “Lucky” foods such as Shrimp Dumplings, Steak with Bok-Choi, Shanghainese Pork Buns, filets of fish with fresh ginger and scallions, New Year rice cakes are just a few examples Chef

Xie will be creating for the celebration.

Entertainment this year will feature Li-Garden Dancers, Musician Eric Jiaju Lee of Greenwich, Kempo Greenwich, the Chinese Dance troop of Stamford and a surprise four legged guest.

Originally from Taiwan, Kai-Li Chen founded Li-Garden Dance in Connecticut. World renowned she was the principal dancer with the Hang Tang Yuefu dancegroup, she has appeared at renowned performing arts centers such as the Lincoln Center Theater, the Joyce Theatre, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, and the Palace Museum; Ms. Lee has performed in more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Eric Jiaju Lee

Eric Jiaju Lee

Eric Jiaju Lee is a producer, songwriter, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in stringed instruments. A classically trained violinist since the age of four, Lee has over 30 years of experience as a solo artitst, band member, and session player.

Lee co-founded the seminal Asian American rock band SuperChink, shared the stage with Beijing rock icon Cui Jian and was a bass player for Chinese pop star Luo Dayo. Lee has performed in venues ranging from Lincoln Center to CBGB, with production and performance credits in a large range of musical projects including pop, rock, alternative, world music, experimental music, and film and theatrical soundtracks.

The annual family event celebrates Chinese New Year and the experience of authentic Chinese culture with activities to appeal to all ages. There will be a full Chinese Buffet, arts, crafts activities for all ages, demonstrations and workshops, professional performances, scavenger hunt, raffle and local vendors. To purchase tickets, visit chineselanguageschool.org.

Chinese Language School of Connecticut is a 501C (3) nonprofit organization that offers classes to students of all ages. Programs include weekday/weekend classes, weekday programs for schools, summer programs, private tutoring, and corporate programs.

For more information about or to register for programs, call 1-866-301-4906, or email [email protected]

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