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Chinese New Year Celebration by the Confucius Institute
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Chinese New Year Celebration by the Confucius Institute at the Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (Feb. 12, 2013)(Credit: Sam Levitan)

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The Chinese New Year: Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year slithers in on Sunday, with 2013 marking the Year of the Snake. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 150,000 Long Islanders identify themselves as Chinese, so celebrations here will be in full swing.