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HCS Lunar New Year Gala to Celebrate a Historic Milestone

Updated: Feb 11, 2018

In 2017, HCS turned 20 years old and celebrated a milestone in its history of serving the Brooklyn Asian American community. With over 500 guests in attendance, HCS celebrated the Annual Lunar New Year Gala to mark this special anniversary.


Executive Director, Karen Zhou stated that "Over the years, HCS has been a catalyst for change and an important part of the history that have shaped the Brooklyn's growing Asian American community. Its history had highs and lows--weathering through the storms of funding changes and celebrating successes along the way."


Chairman Lee stated: "The Year of the Rooster signifies courage, honesty, physical and moral fortitude. How fitting that these are the values of our staff, volunteers, and supporters who have kept us going and growing for the past twenty years. Credit goes to them, for their efforts are truly a labor of love."


The gala opened with lion dancing and was followed by the HCS choir who sang the National Anthem, performances, award ceremony and much more. Guests were entertained while enjoying a 10 course traditional Chinese banquet meal. Gala honorees included DFTA Commissioner Donna Corrado, Retired Judge Sue Pai Yang and Midwood Asian American Ambulance Services for their distinguished accomplishments.


Special thanks to New York State Senator Martin Golden, State Assemblyman Peter Abbate, State Assemblyman William Colton, District Leader of the 47th District Nancy Tong, City Council Member Mark Treyger, City Council Member Margaret Chin, City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Governor Cuomo's representative Joanne Choi, NYC Comptroller representative Elaine Fan, Brooklyn DA, Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn DA Bureau Chief, Kin Ng, Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling Cohan, Public Advocate Representative Adam Chen and the many community leaders, family associations and guests who attended and made the 2017 gala a great success!!!

Feeding the lions lettuce



Honoree DFTA Commissioner Donna Corrado

Honoree Retired Judge Sue Pai Yang

Honoree Midwood Asian American Ambulance Services