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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.

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Lunar New Year Film Series MoCA
215 Centre Street
7 - 8:30 pm FREE
Lunar New Year Flower Festival Sara D. Roosevelt Park
(Canal & Chrystie)
10 am - 10 pm

(SAT) 10am - 7pm
Asian Americans for Equality
2/13 Preparing for the New Year in Chinatown.

Witness how the neighborhood transforms itself in preparation for the New Year and discover the characteristics that make this holiday unique.

215 Centre Street

1 - 2:30 pm
2/14 Dumpling Making Workshop

Wai Hon Chu, author of “The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide” (named by the New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of 2009), you will learn how to make nor mai chee to share with loved ones.

215 Centre Street

3- 5 pm

RSVP required to or 212-619-4785.
2/14 The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave 2pm Free with admission.


Firecracker Ceremony

Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand St & Chrystie St)

11 am - 3 pm

Better Chinatown Society


11th Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Kicks off at Little Italy and wind through main streets of Chinatown.

11:30am - 4pm

Better Chinatown Society


   The Explore Chinatown campaign is a project of the Chinatown Partnership    Local Development Corporation.   

   Chinatown New York City is located in one of the oldest  neighborhoods in Manhattan.    Whether you’re seeking the best in Chinese food, Asian groceries, shopping or guided    tours, come to Explore Chinatown to find it all!

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