2017-02-08 / Features

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Celebrates Lunar New Year


Assembly Members Nily Rozic and Ron Kim presented Jackie Mucaria, President, NewYork- Presbyterian Queens, with a Legislative Resolution, commemorating the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Assembly Members Nily Rozic and Ron Kim presented Jackie Mucaria, President, NewYork- Presbyterian Queens, with a Legislative Resolution, commemorating the celebration of the Lunar New Year. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens celebrated the Lunar New Year with an event on Wednesday, February 1. Guests were treated to a display of traditional Chinese and Korean entertainment.

The Lunar New Year is recognized by many Asian cultures. The date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the moon’s cycle. Each year, the New Year correlates with one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. This year is the Year of the Rooster, which symbolizes trustworthiness and a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine that serves Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties, including 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries each year. With its network of affiliated primary and multi-specialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit nyp.org/queens.

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