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Illustrator Kam Mak, raised in Chinatown, chose narcissus flowers, considered auspicious at any time of year, for the Year of the Tiger stamp released by the U.S. Postal Service.   It is symbolic of renewed hope for the future.

People born during the Year of the Tiger are said to be courageous and to possess hidden reserves of strength. They are also thought of as candid yet mysterious. Famous people born in the Year of the Tiger include Marilyn Monroe, Stevie Wonder and Tom Cruise.  Tigers are compatible with Dragons and Horses.


Ask Tong Sing: An Introduction to the Chinese Almanac.  The Tong Sing continues issuing its proclamations for each day of the upcoming year. Learn about the tradition and get a preview of what’s good (and bad) for you in the Year of the Tiger.

215 Centre Street

2 - 4 pm
RSVP required to or 212-619-4785.



Feng Shui Lecture

215 Centre Street

6:30 - 8 pm

RSVP required to or 212-619-4785.

2/6 Traditional Chinese art and dance P.S. 124 Y
Yung Wing School
40 Division St

3 pm
RSVP to 212- 334-3764 or email  
Admission: $10.00
Discount available for seniors/kids/groups

MOCA will ring in the new year with a storytelling & Mandarin workshop, a special lion dance performance and workshop, family-friendly gallery talks through MOCA’s core exhibit, and a cake decorating workshop. 

215 Centre Street

10 am - 5 pm

Admission: $10 (all ages)


Catch MOCA @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Family DayStop by MOCA’s arts and crafts tables and create unique takeaway pieces inspired by the New Year.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

10 am - 1 pm
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