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In honor of the Lunar New Year, Queens Library at Sunnyside introduced children and their caregivers to Chinese culture through the art of making environmentally-friendly dragon puppets out of recycled paper, popsicle sticks and streamers. As the Lunar New Year's custom goes, two people get inside of a huge lion or dragon costume and perform a dance. The craft we made for the holiday is a tiny paper version of this traditional puppet. Happy Chinese New Year, or Gung Hay Fat Choy, to you. All the best to you in the year of the Snake!