State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso (D-Port Washington) joined residents of Nassau County at the annual Chinese American Night held at Eisenhower Park. This year’s Chinese American Night, in celebration of the Year of the Pig, featured entertainment ranging from martial arts to lion dancing. It was hosted by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and sponsored by many vendors, including the Chinese Center on Long Island.
For more than three decades, D’Urso has been a member of the Chinese Center on Long Island.
“I was so grateful to be honored by such wonderful people” said the assemblyman. He joined the Chinese Center in 1988 and continues to serve the Chinese-American community across Long Island.
D’Urso has devoted much of his life to public service. He began work in the public sector as assistant commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development. He has served five terms as a councilman for the Town of North Hempstead and in 2016 was elected to the Assembly. He has made more than 40 volunteer trips to Haiti, Nicaragua, and Kenya in order to build orphanages, homes, schools, and water projects. He is committed to helping the less fortunate on Long Island and throughout the world.
Along with the assemblyman, many others were honored at Chinese American Night, including Director of the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library Yang Zeng, President of the Jinan University Alumni Association of Eastern USA Mo Chen, Director and Co-owner of Happy Hearts Social Adult Day Care Peggy Chan, patent agent Dr. Wai Wong, board member of Cancer Care for Kids at Winthrop Rosalyn Hu Meyer, financial adviser Aaron Young, Perrier Realty broker Shirley Chow, and The Jinan University Alumni Association of Eastern U.S.A.
“I would like to personally congratulate all the honorees” Durso said.