(Minghui.org) For this year's shows by Shen Yun Performing Arts' at the Lincoln Center, over 90 New York elected officials extended congratulatory greetings and acknowledgments to the dance and music company to welcome their return.

For Shen Yun's 13th year in New York, the company is scheduled to perform 14 shows between January 10 and 20, and 15 shows between March 6 and 17. By early January, the 14 performances scheduled for January were almost sold out.

(Left to right, top to bottom) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Representative Grace Meng, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, New York State Assemblyman Andrew D. Hevesi, New York City Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin, Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, Middletown Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

Highlights from the Congratulatory Greetings

“I am proud that Shen Yun Performing Arts has found a home in New York,” wrote U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

“Through a combination of lively music, striking dances, and colorful costumes, these original performances will captivate audiences through the beauty of vibrant performing arts and culture,” wrote U.S. Representative Grace Meng.

“Shen Yun Performing Arts plays a critical cultural and educational role that cannot be overstated,” wrote U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez.

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by U.S. Representative Thomas R. Suozzi.

“Shen Yun preserves, memorializes, and revitalizes ancient Chinese stories and traditions,” wrote U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney.

“In an age when artistic freedom is limited in China, the ability of Shen Yun's artists bringing genuine Chinese traditions and moral values to life on stage is more valuable than ever,” wrote U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler.

“Proclaim this day, Thursday January 10, 2018 as Shen Yun Performing Arts Day,” was stated in a proclamation by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins on behalf of the New York State Senate.

Certificate of Recognition by State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.

Citation by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis on behalf of the State Assembly.

Congratulatory greeting by New York city councilwoman Margaret S. Chin.

Proclamation by Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan.

Congratulatory letter by Middletown Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano.

Citation by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Proclamation by Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

Proclamation by Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine.

List of Elected Officials Who Extended Congratulatory Greetings to Shen Yun

U.S. Senators:Charles E. Schumer

U.S. Representatives:Grace MengNydia VelázquezAdriano EspaillatCarolyn B. MaloneyEliot L. EngelElise M. StefanikHakeem JeffriesJerrold NadlerJosé E. SerranoLee M. ZeldinPaul D.TonkoSean Patrick MaloneyThomas R. SuozziYvette Clarke

New York State Senators:Andrea Stewart-CousinsToby Ann StaviskyJohn J. FlanaganAndrew J. LanzaBrad HoylmanDiane J. SavinoJamaal T. BaileyJames N. TediscoJohn J. BonacicLeroy G. Comrie, Jr.Neil D. BreslinPhilip M. BoyleRobert G. OrttRoxanne J. PersaudVelmanette MontgomeryWilliam J. Larkin, Jr.Kenneth P. LaValle

Members of the New York State Assembly:Andrew D. HevesiAndrew P. RaiaAndrew R. GarbarinoAngelo SantabarbaraAnthony D’UrsoNicole MalliotakisCharles D. LavineClifford W. CrouchDaniel J. O’DonnellDavid G. McDonoughFred W. Thiele, Jr.Gary D. FinchJ. Gary PretlowJacob C. AshbyJeffrion L. AubryJohn J. McDonald IIIJoseph R. LentolKarl A. BrabenecKevin M. ByrneLatoya JoynerLinda B. RosenthalMarc W. ButlerMark C. JohnsMary Beth WalshN. Nick PerryPamela J. HunterPatricia A. FahyPeter LawrenceRobert J. RodriguezSteve EnglebrightVivian E. CookWalter T. Mosley

Council members of the New York City Council:Margaret S. ChinAlan MaiselAndy KingJoe BorelliMark GjonajStephen Levin

Other government officials:Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of MiddletownKathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of AlbanyLaura Curran, County Executive of Nassau CountySteven Bellone, County Executive of Suffolk CountyAngie Carpenter, Town Supervisor of IslipRich Schaffer, Town Supervisor of BabylonTimothy Tenke, Mayor of Glen CoveJudi Bosworth, Town Supervisor of North HempsteadChad A. Lupinacci, Town Supervisor of HuntingtonEdward P. Romaine, Town Supervisor of BrookhavenValerie M . Cartright, Councilwoman for Council District OneJane Bonner, Councilwoman for Council District 2Kevin LaValle, Councilman for Council District 3Michael Loguercio, Councilman for Council District 4Neil Foley, Councilman for Council District 5Daniel Panico, Councilman for Council District 6Daniel P. Losquadro, Superintendent of HighwaysDunna Leni, SecretaryLouis Marcoccia, Receiver of TaxesEdward R. Wehrheim, Town Supervisor of SmithtownJay Schneiderman, Town Supervisor of Southampton