World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day Patchogue

Gallery 2013

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

NY USA

2013

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World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): The day begins under bright sun and blue skies.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013):  William Hilton, Village of Patchogue Commissioner of Parks & Recreation and Trustee (R), with Maria P. Giustizia, Director of Parks & Recreation (C), present Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (L), with a Proclamation from the Honorable Paul V. Pontieri, Jr., Mayor of Patchogue, and the Village Board of Trustees. Mr. Hilton told the attendees that others look for the signs of spring in the return of flounder to the waters offshore or in the blooming of flowers in the garden, while his sign of spring every year is the return of World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day to Shorefront Park.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislature – 7th District (L) presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (R) a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature. The proclamation acknowledges the health benefits of the Chinese arts, as well as the legislature’s respect for those that have committed themselves to the spiritual growth and well-being of their fellow citizens. During his presentation, Legislature Calarco spoke to how the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong are unique in their blending of improving wellness with deepening spirituality.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Edward P. Romaine, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor (L), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (R), with both a letter-of-support from the Supervisor’s Office and a proclamation from the Brookhaven Town Council celebrating the event’s 13th year in the town. During the presentation, Mr. Romaine joked with the attendees about recognizing his own need to take up the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong to help relieve the stress caused by his job.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) from Patchogue’s Water Tiger School explores foundational principles of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in his workshop “String of Pearls - One Image, Two Principles”.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): “Taiji & Qigong for Spinal Health and Pain Relief” brings a hands-on experience to our event from Chris Jurak (C - behind), One-to-One Care Physical Therapy of Bay Shore.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Reaping the benefits of some meridian therapy and some Tibetan Breathing Qigong, participants crouch with Judith Budd-Walsh (L), Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Detailing the posture of Press (Ji), it’s a version of “Everything You Want to Know About Grasp Sparrow’s Tail” with Elan Abneri (L - in black vest), Zhang Style Tai Chi of Centereach.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Bob Klein (C - front) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan in Sound Beach started the morning with “How to Teach T’ai Chi”. He’s pictured here leading his second workshop focusing on Chen-style T’ai Chi.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Framed by the beautiful Shorefront Park Band Shell, Bill Donnelly (R), Green Cloud Kung Fu of Holbrook, helps people “thread the nine-holed pearl” with Silk Reeling (Chan Si) exercises.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Once again, Spencer Gee (L), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation of Old Westbury, brings his very popular “T’ai Chi Workshop” and puts participants through their paces.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): In this shot of our annual Facilitators’ Demonstration , you can see six of our eight facilitators. (L to R) Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu of Holbrook), Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi of Centereach), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach), Chris Jurak (One-to-One Care Physical Therapy of Bay Shore), Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan of Patchogue), and Jean Goulet  (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach). Not pictured are Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station) and Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation of Old Westbury.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): The day begins under bright sun and blue skies.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013):  William Hilton, Village of Patchogue Commissioner of Parks & Recreation and Trustee (R), with Maria P. Giustizia, Director of Parks & Recreation (C), present Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (L), with a Proclamation from the Honorable Paul V. Pontieri, Jr., Mayor of Patchogue, and the Village Board of Trustees. Mr. Hilton told the attendees that others look for the signs of spring in the return of flounder to the waters offshore or in the blooming of flowers in the garden, while his sign of spring every year is the return of World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day to Shorefront Park.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislature – 7th District (L) presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (R) a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature. The proclamation acknowledges the health benefits of the Chinese arts, as well as the legislature’s respect for those that have committed themselves to the spiritual growth and well-being of their fellow citizens. During his presentation, Legislature Calarco spoke to how the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong are unique in their blending of improving wellness with deepening spirituality.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Edward P. Romaine, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor (L), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Patchogue (R), with both a letter-of-support from the Supervisor’s Office and a proclamation from the Brookhaven Town Council celebrating the event’s 13th year in the town. During the presentation, Mr. Romaine joked with the attendees about recognizing his own need to take up the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong to help relieve the stress caused by his job.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) from Patchogue’s Water Tiger School explores foundational principles of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in his workshop “String of Pearls - One Image, Two Principles”.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): “Taiji & Qigong for Spinal Health and Pain Relief” brings a hands-on experience to our event from Chris Jurak (C - behind), One-to-One Care Physical Therapy of Bay Shore.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Reaping the benefits of some meridian therapy and some Tibetan Breathing Qigong, participants crouch with Judith Budd-Walsh (L), Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Bob Klein (C - front) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach started the morning with “How to Teach T’ai Chi”. He’s pictured here leading his second workshop focusing on Chen-style T’ai Chi.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Detailing the posture of Press (Ji), it’s a version of “Everything You Want to Know About Grasp Sparrow’s Tail” with Elan Abneri (L - in black vest), Zhang Style Tai Chi of Centereach.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Framed by the beautiful Shorefront Park Band Shell, Bill Donnelly (R), Green Cloud Kung Fu of Holbrook, helps people “thread the nine-holed pearl” with Silk Reeling (Chan Si) exercises.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): Once again, Spencer Gee (L), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation of Old Westbury, brings his very popular “T’ai Chi Workshop” and puts participants through their paces.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 27, 2013): In this shot of our annual Facilitators’ Demonstration , you can see six of our eight facilitators. (L to R) Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu of Holbrook), Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi of Centereach), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach), Chris Jurak (One-to-One Care Physical Therapy of Bay Shore), Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan of Patchogue), and Jean Goulet (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach). Not pictured are Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station) and Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation of Old Westbury.