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Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown!
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How to Celebrate the Year of the Horse in Chinatown
CHINATOWN - As the Year of the Snake slithers away, Chinatown is getting ready to welcome in the Year of the Horse.
Lunar New Year on Jan. 31 is surrounded by weeks of celebrations, but
there's more happening than just the dancing lions and a firecracker
ceremony. Pop-up stores are offering deals on traditional gifts
including red money envelopes and clementine trees - a symbol of
prosperity - while Chinatown's restaurants are serving special menus for
New Year's revelers.
"To make it through the threshold of the
year is a big celebration," said Wellington Chen, the executive director
of the Chinatown Business Improvement District and the Chinatown
"It's very comparable to pre-Christmas - the food shopping is huge," he added. "The travel is huge."
born in the Year of the Horse are said to be energetic, clever and
talkative, though they can sometimes be stubborn. No matter your sign,
here's how to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Chinatown:
15th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
February 2, 2014 | Sunday | 1:00pmLearn More...
Location: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan
11 things to know about Lunar New Year
By Grace Huang, for CNN -
Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar
through the streets as people around the world, predominately of
Chinese descent, usher in the Year of the Horse.
Beyond the usual Lunar New Year traditions, however, is a holiday full of interesting quirks and customs. Continue Reading...
Chinatown's Wilder Lunar New Year Days Remembered
Downtown Express photo and Article by Sam Spokony
Chan, who now trains lion dancers for Chinatown's Lunar New Year
parades, said when he performed in the '70s, it was a "free for
all." With the Lunar New Year and its colorful costumes, pounding
drums and exuberant lion dances starting this week, Chinatown's
cultural leaders are preparing for yet another celebration through the
streets. Read More...
Pace University CI's Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014,
The celebration will take place in the Schimmel Theater at 3 Spruce
Street from 1-3 PM and will include a traditional lion dance, martial
arts, instrumental performances, hip hop, crosstalk comedy, a special
performance by the United Nations Singers, and a raffle. If you would
like to attend please RSVPs at firstname.lastname@example.org
See 2013's Lunar New Year Parade to Find Best Location to Watch This Year's Parade
Parade along Mott Street, Chatham Square, and East Broadway, celebrating the Year of the Snake. Watch YouTube...
Chinatown BID 2013 Annual Report
"Chinatown is much more" - Meet Chinatown's entrepreneurs, read about
interesting CleanStreet stats, look at event photos, check out 2013's
highlights and much more.Download Now...
NYCEDC Announces RISE : NYC
This week NYCEDC announced
RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy, a
competition to identify and deploy new technologies to help small
businesses become more resilient to future storms, sea level rise and
other effects of climate change.Read More...
Who Says Dessert Can't Be Healthy?
Chinatown's latest bakery creation: Fresh fruit tart, with light custard.
Fay Da Bakery - 83 Mott St. Phone: 212-791-3884Bakery Website...
Free Citizenship Classes
Do you or someone you know want to learn how to become a citizen of the
United States? Sign up below for more information on free classes that
will be held once a week at Columbia University. Classes will start in
early February. The teachers will speak Chinese.Register Now...
Chinatown Partnership proud to support Chinese Theatre Works at their 1000 Mile Horse Whisperer fundraiser.
Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) was created in 2001 out of the merger of two non-profit institutions with long histories of
traditional and innovative, contemporary Chinese performing arts to
local New York City, national and international audiences. Read
more about them HERE
. Photo by: Charles Eshelman Photo by: Susan Soo