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Happy Lunar New Year 4713
Year of the Ram

 

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown

 

(For Full List of Events, Please Visit: www.LunarNewYear.nyc)


 

Feb 18 (Lunar New Year Eve)
Enjoy dinner with friends and family at restaurants all around Chinatown, Little Italy and the Bowery. Whether it's Cantonese, Malaysian, Sichuan, Shanghainese, Thai, or Vietnamese, there are plenty of flavors available in the neighborhood to match your appetite and the evening's festive mood.

 

Recommendations:

  • Nonya, 199 Grand Street
  • Amazing 66, 66 Mott Street
  • Pho Vietnam 87, 87 Chrystie Street
  • Sichuan Hot Pot Cuisine, 34 Pell Street
  • Pongsri Thai Restaurant, 106 Bayard Street
  • Red Egg, 202 Centre Street
  • Royal Seafood, 103 Mott Street
  • Chatham Square Restaurant, 6 Chatham Square

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Feb 19 (Lunar New Year Day)
New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
SDR Park, South side of Grand St (between Chrystie & Forsyth St), 11am

       

Bundle up and come out early to get a good spot along the perimeter of SDR Park and enjoy the official firecracker ceremony to ring in the Lunar New Year. After the ceremony is over, check out the cultural festival booths.

 

CCBA Lunar New Year Performances
62 Mott Street, Basement, 12:30pm

       

Enjoy cultural performances by young students at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), founded in 1883 to serve and protect the interests of the Chinese people in the New York metropolitan area.

 

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Feb 22
Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Begins at Canal/Mott Street and ends at SDR Park (Grand Street), 1pm

 

The largest Lunar New Year parade in New York City, line up early along the parade route to get a good view of lion and dragon dancers, performers, floats, elected officials and other notables. After the parade is over, check out festival booths at SDR Park, or walk around the neighborhood south of Canal Street as lion dances continue and happy revelers shoot off confetti-filled poppers into the air.

 

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Feb 28
Known as Super Saturday, streets including Mott, Elizabeth, Bayard, will be filled with lion dances from 11am to 2pm. Come out with friends and family for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the neighborhood on this "super" day.

 

MOCAFAMILY: Lunar New Year Family Festival
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, 11am to 4pm

 

Enjoy an awe-inspiring lion dance, create zodiac themed crafts, embark on storytelling journeys, and sway along with Chinatown's Red Silk Dancers - and much more family fun at MOCA, so herd on over!

 

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Chinese Zodiac

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/ 

 

Preparing for Lunar New Year
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/chinesefestivals/ht/How-To-Prepare-For-Chinese-New-Year.htm 

 

Top Lunar New Year Superstitions
http://gohongkong.about.com/od/hongkongfestivals/tp/CNYsuperstition.htm 

 

 

Celebrating Lunar New Year Around New York City

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/chinese-new-year

 

 

 

Chinatown News & Events

DCA Small Business Relief Package: Reducing Fines for Small Businesses


Join us on Wednesday, March 11, 5PM at 60 St James Pl, New York, NY 10038 for an info session to learn about the the new Small Business Relief Package.  

To meet Mayor de Blasio's goal of reducing onerous fines on small businesses, in July 2014, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announced a Small Business Relief Package of nearly two dozen reforms. Specifically,these reforms will reduce the number and cost of violations for small businesses and expand outreach and education.

Sign up at http://dcasmallbusinessrelief.eventbrite.com or call 212-346-9288

Carnevale Di Venzia
 
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and DVD based photo presentation on the centuries-old tradition of Carnevale by acclaimed photographer Anita Sanseverino at the Italian American Museum this Thursday, February 12th. Authentic Venetian carnival masks from Anita's own collection will be on display as well.

Carnival masks are the hallmark of il Carnevale di Venezia, which began in the 13th Century, and the wearing of masks and costumes was well established by 1436, when mask makers or mascareri were officially recognized with their own guild. Historically, masquerading was a shared practice among Venetians, regardless of social stature. It was the "great equalizer" of its day. The average citizen found that by wearing a mask they could be anyone they wished to be, regardless of their social status; by being hidden behind the mask, they could escape the restrictions of Venetian society.

Thursday, February 12th, 6:30PM
Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry Street, (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets), New York, NY 10013. Suggested donation of $10 per person.

For reservations, please call the Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000 or email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com

 The Anne Frank Center USA is pleased to present

The Search for the White Rose
A short film by Peter Logue
Wednesday, February 18, from 6:30-8:30pm
 
As previously announced, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is implementing a fare change effective on March 22, 2015 for MTA New York City Transit subways and buses, MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad.Next week marks the 72nd anniversary of the arrests and subsequent executions of Sophie and Hans Scholl, who formed The White Rose, a clandestine resistance movement at the University of Munich that bravely spoke out against the atrocities of the Third Reich. In honor of these remarkable individuals, we would like to invite you to a special screening of The Search for the White Rose, a short film by Peter Logue, on Wednesday, February 18, from 6:30-8:30pm at The Anne Frank Center USA. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow.

The event is part of our Helpers, Heroes, and Liberators season commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. For a full schedule of events, please visit: www.annefrank.com/helpers-heroes-and-liberators

If you would like to attend please RSVP to ci@pace.edu. 


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Chinese New Year Celebration
Sunday February 22, 2015

The Confucius Institute at Pace University, along with the Pace University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) is pleased to present a Chinese New Year Celebration, welcoming in the Year of the Goat, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (3 Spruce Street) on Sunday, February, 22nd, 2015. The performances will run from 2-4 PM and will feature a traditional Chinese fashion show, special performances by New York Area student groups, Chinese hip-hop, a special appearance by the UN Singers, and a raffle.

If you would like to attend this special event please RSVP at: http://www.quia.com/sv/692004.html

NYCCC Lunar New Year Dance Performances
Sunday, February 15, 2:00pm-4:00pm - Queens Museum
Monday, February 16, 2:00pm-4:00pm - New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Saturday, February 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm - Bronx Museum of the Arts
Saturday, February 28, 12:00pm-5:00pm - Metropolitan Museum

From the heart of Chinatown, New York Chinese Cultural Center brings the celebration to you at iconic cultural institutions throughout NYC. Join us as we ring in the year of the sheep with lively performances and hands-on art demonstrations. Featuring dances from China's diverse regions and ethnic groups, signature performances include run-ins with a mischievous lion and lively renditions of our award-winning red ribbon dance. Activities are designed to engage a wide range of audiences from all neighborhoods to experience a taste of authentic Chinese culture.

The Family Album: Peta's Joel Bartlett is back with a Vegan Dumpling Tour of New York City
BY ANNIE // FEBRUARY 6, 2015 // From: meettheshannons.com
After our longtime friend and fellow activist Joel Bartlett took us on a vegan dumpling tour of Los Angeles, he decided to take the ultimate East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry to the streets... of NYC's Chinatown. If you've been reading our blog you already know Joel from his years of test piloting our food and as the "Joel" of Sloppy Joels fame... or maybe you know him for being PETA's Director of Marketing Innovations. He's also literally a world traveler who has just launched a new site called Vegan Wanderlust where he shares food photos from around the world.



Chinatown Photos

The Chinatown YMCA started celebrating the Year of the Ram early with a special celebration on Saturday, February 7th.

 

Over 300 people joined them for lunch, a special performance of the Haiyun Chorus, a Lion Dance performed by the United East Athletic Association, tea tasting, lantern making , arts and crafts, a special Tai Chi class and much more.  The celebration was also joined by Wellington Chen, Executive Director of the Chinatown Partnership, as well as Good Jean Lau and members of the New York Wall Street Dragons, Ryan Chan and Bill Cheung, Chinatown Y Board members, as well as so many other old friends and new ones.



Chinatown Photos

CleanStreet Ambassadors Working Hard To Keep Chinatown Running


 
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