HAPPY 2016
Year of the Monkey
Come Down to Chinatown to Celebrate!

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Feb 6, 2016:  Madison Street to Madison Avenue

Parade:  11am, 76th Street
Festival:  1pm, 54th St & Madison Ave (SE Corner)

Chinatown Partnership, East Midtown Partnership, Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and SUNY's Confucius Institute for Business (CIB) come together to kick off "Madison Street to Madison Avenue," a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration taking place a week preceding the traditional Chinatown parade in Manhattan's Chinatown. Traditional Chinese lion dancers and dragons will make their way from Chinatown to the Upper East Side in a decorated double decker bus, arriving at Madison Avenue and East 76th street where special guests will make welcoming remarks and participate in a celebratory ribbon cutting. Dancers will then make their way to East Midtown, stopping at select retailers that are offering Lunar New Year promotions to commemorate the turn of the Chinese calendar. Retailers include Baccarat, Bally, CH Carolina Herrera, Chopard, Coach, Dennis Basso, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Michael Kors, Mulberry, NARS and more.

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Chinatown's Lunar Year Celebration to Travel to the UES For The First Time

Feb 8 (First Day of the Lunar New Year)
Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
SDR Park, South side of Grand St (between Chrystie & Forsyth St), 11am to 4pm / Over 500,000 firecrackers will be lit up to ring in the Year of the Monkey, followed by a cultural festival. 

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.

Feb 14
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.

Feb 17
NYC Comptroller Lunar New Year Celebration
Surrogate's Courthouse, 31 Chambers Street, 
6pm to 8pm

Feb 20
Super Saturday: Lunar New Year Celebration
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
MOCA, 215 Centre Street, 11am to 4pm
Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, festive music and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more monkey business!

Feb 25
NYS Comptroller Lunar New Year Celebration
PS 124, Yung Wing School, 40 Division Street, 6pm to 8pm

8 Things You Should Know About Lunar New Year Traditions
By Rebecca Ngu | February 5, 2016 from dnainfo.com

Mission Possible: In Conversation with Frank H. Wu
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for a conversation between MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach and Frank H. Wu, a leader in legal education and a champion for a new paradigm of civil rights, on his insight and understanding into the contemporary Chinese American experience.    More Info

MOCACREATE: Museum Makeover!
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Be a part of a MOCA tradition-- help ring in the New Year by crafting your own handmade decorations to adorn the Museum. Use an assortment of supplies to transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display through our Lunar New Year Family Festival!    More Info

NY Chinese Cultural Center Lunar New Year performances
Feb 6, 8 and 20

NY Chinese Cultural Center Lunar New Year performances @ Met, SI Children's Museum & Bx Museum of Arts.    

Metropolitan Museum of Art Lunar New Year Festival
Feb 6 from 11am to 6pm

Book Launch: How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses with author Tahneer Oksman
Feb 9 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Join us for a reception celebrating the publication of Tahneer Oksman's book of literary criticism, "'How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?' Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs" (Columbia University Press, 2016).    
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein - Winter Session
February 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of issues raised by the Torah portion each week. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required.  The Spring Session of this class will begin on Thursday, March 3 and run through May 5. 

New York City Schools to Celebrate Lunar New Year with Day Off for First Time
By Chris Fuchs /  www.nbcnews.com

New York City Council Member Margaret Chin played hooky once a year as a kid growing up in Manhattan's Chinatown. When it was Chin's turn to be a parent, her son did the same - with his mom and dad's consent, of course.   

華埠商改區增據點 打造完美三角
By 許雅鈞 / www.worldjournal.com

華埠商業改進區(Chinatown BID)日前在美國華人博物館(Museum of Chinese in America)舉行年會,預告新的一年將在華埠設立三據點,更加貼近社區進而凝聚社區。   More Info
通緝12華埠慣偷 72歲華婦上榜
By 高夢梓 / www.worldjournal.com

隨著農曆新年的臨近,曼哈坦華埠的「扒手大軍」也異常活躍,紐約市警25日就一口氣公布了12名涉嫌在華埠附近犯案的慣偷的照片,並對他們展開通緝,而被通緝的12人中甚至包括一名看起來和很多慈祥奶奶一樣的72歲華裔老嫗。對此,管轄華埠大部分區域的市警五分局警員提醒民眾,外出時應時刻注意個人財物,不可因為自以為周圍無可疑人物就掉以輕心。    More Info
New York City's Ethnic Markets: Where to Get Asian Groceries 
By Catherine Ku / untappedcities.com

There's probably a restaurant serving every cuisine in the world in New York City, but making authentic curry, dumplings, clotted cream or injera bread in your own kitchen gets tricky without the right ingredients. We go on a shopping spree for some of the more unconventional grocery list items at New York's ethnic markets, starting with Asian groceries.    More Info
Banana Magazine Gives You an Insider's Look at Chinatown
By Dayna Evans / nymag.com

Soon Banana magazine will release its second issue, featuring stories on Chinese jewelry, the kawaii lifestyle for men, restaurateur Wilson Tang, fashion designer Sandy Liang, and much more.   More Info
Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2016 in New York City
By Jeanmarie Evelly / www.dnainfo.com

The city will host a number of events in the coming weeks to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 8.    More Info
NBA "Dining Table"

Chinese New Year is all about family, food and watching NBA basketball. Remember to save a spot at the table for your favorite NBA stars this February 3-21. Happy Chinese New Year from the NBA!    

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