(Minghui.org) Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage of The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, March 5-29, 2020, with nineteen performances.

Prior to the performances, the dance and music company received welcome remarks from over 90 local elected officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

Prior to Shen Yun's performances in New York City, the company received welcome remarks from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (top left) and the following U.S. Representatives: (left to right, top to bottom) Adriano Espaillat, Carolyn B. Maloney, Eliot L. Engel, Elise M. Stefanik, Grace Meng, Gregory W. Meeks, Hakeem S. Jeffries, José E. Serrano, Lee M. Zeldin, and Thomas R. Suozzi.

The New York-based dance and music company also received remarks from the following New York State Senators: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Andrew J. Lanza, Brad Hoylman, Christopher L. Jacobs, Daphne Jordan, David Carlucci, Diane J. Savino, Jamaal T. Bailey, James N. Tedisco, James Sanders Jr., John E. Brooks, John J. Flanagan, Joseph E. Robach, Kevin Thomas, Monica R. Martinez, Neil D. Breslin, Philip M. Boyle, Robert G. Ortt, Susan J. Serino, Thomas F. O‘Mara, Toby Ann Stavisky, Todd Kaminsky, Velmanette Montgomery, Zellnor Y. Myrie, and Robert Jackson

Letter from Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader. He wrote, “Shen Yun has become an integral part of the multicultural fabric of our state. I am proud that Shen Yun Performing Arts has found a home in New York.”

Letter from U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries. “I applaud Shen Yun Performing Arts for their dedication to upholding the true spirit of traditional Chinese culture,” he wrote.

Letter from U.S. Representative Grace Meng. She wrote, “Through a combination of energetic music, striking dances, and colorful clothing, these original performances will captivate, and the audience will enjoy time-honored Chinese traditions.”

Letter from U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat. He wrote, “The Shen Yun Performing Arts' mission to share ancient Chinese cultural works is such an inspiration of the human heart.”

Letter from Eliot Engel, U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Letter from U.S. Representative José E. Serrano.

Letter from U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney.

Letter from Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator and Majority Leader.

Legislative Proclamation from New York State Senator Daphne Jordan.

Citation from New York State Senator David Carlucci.

Proclamation from New York State Senator John E. Brooks.

Shen Yun also received remarks from the following state and municipal officials as well as ten other regional officials:

New York State Representatives: Andrew D. Hevesi, Andrew P. Raia, Andrew R. Garbarino, Andrew W. Goodell, Angelo L. Santabarbara, Anthony H. Palumbo, Brian Manktelow, Brian D. Miller, Catalina Cruz, Charles D. Fall, Clifford W. Crouch, David G. McDonough, Douglas M. Smith, Félix W. Ortiz, Frederick W. Thiele Jr., Gary D. Finch, Jeffrion L. Aubry, John T. McDonald III, John K. Mikulin, Joseph R. Lentol, Judith A. Griffin, Karl A. Brabenec, Kevin M. Byrne, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Latoya Joyner, Mark C. Johns, Mary Beth Walsh, Mathylde Frontus, Michael A. Blake, Michael G. DenDekker, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Michael J. Norris, Mike LiPetri, N. Nick Perry, Pamela J. Hunter, Patricia A. Fahy, Peter Lawrence, Robert J. Rodriguez, Ron Kim, Steve Englebright, Taylor Darling, Vivian E. Cook, and William Colton.

New York City Council Members: Joseph C. Borelli, Kalman Yeger, Margaret S. Chin, and Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Municipal officials: Islip Town Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter, Huntington Town Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine, Smithtown Supervisor Edward R.Wehrheim, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Mayor of Albany Kathy M. Sheehan, and Mayor of Schenectady Gary R. McCarthy.