Special Mystery Guests Bringing Valentine and 
Lunar New Year Greetings
Guess and identify these special guests and email us who do you think these officials are.  The winner will be picked among those who can identify all of them correctly.



Come Celebrate In Chinatown and Enjoy the Parade!



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






International Coffee Hour
THU. FEB. 11, 2016 @ 4:00PM to 5:30PM

The International Coffee Hour at the Center for International Service is a time for social interaction and is also an ideal environment for the expression of ideas. This month, we will celebrate the Chinese New Year- The Year of the Monkey.

Chinese New Year Family Celebration: The Year of The Monkey
February 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kick off the Year of the Monkey with a free lion dance and kung fu performance in front of our new space at 100 Washington Street. Following the lion dance, join us inside China Institute for traditional food and New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, paper cutting, and a special Year of the Monkey craft.  More Info
Chinese New Year Celebration: Chinese Language and China Study Abroad Open House
THU. FEB. 18, 2016 @ 2:30PM to 4:30PM

Learn about the rich Chinese culture through participation in the celebration of the most important Chinese traditional holiday, the Spring Festival.

Congresswoman Velazquez Lunar New Year celebration
Feb 19, 2016 @ 4pm to 6pm, 500 Pearl Street


Jewish New York - Conversation & Receptioin
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 2 PM

Paul Kaplan, author of "Jewish New York," leads a roundtable discussion on the evolution of historic, cultural and culinary treasures of the Lower East Side.

After Hours Tour and Wine Reception
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 PM

Enjoy our landmark in a relaxed and intimate setting - and with a glass of wine! On this special evening tour you'll explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue from bottom to top and learn about its breathtaking restoration

New York City Council Lunar New Year Celebration
Monday, Feb 29, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Lunar New Year, Year of the Monkey 4714 Celebration at council chambers, City Hall, New York, NY 10007

Please RSVP by noon on Wed., Feb 26, 2016

Friends & Family in May
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 6:30-9 pm

Please join us for the biggest celebration of the year for friends, family and alumni.  

Appliance Rebate Program
 
Replacing older appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models can cut costs and energy by reducing your electricity usage by up to 30 percent*. Con Edison's residential rebate program can help make purchasing high efficiency appliances easier. 

挨家挨拜年金龍醒獅鬧東城
By 邱莉菲 / ny.stgloballink.com
 
中國農曆新年從今年起成為紐約市所有公校的假期,中國農曆新年的慶祝活動也不僅僅是華裔民眾的自娛自樂了。為了將傳統的春節慶祝活動推向主流社區,由華埠共同發展機構籌備的兩輛滿載舞龍舞獅的雙層旅巴,於昨(6日)從華埠麥迪臣街一路敲著鑼打著鼓,熱熱鬧鬧地駛向上東城的麥迪遜大道,鬧哄哄地掀開了「從麥迪臣到麥迪遜」系列慶春節活動的序幕。  More Info





麥迪遜大道遊行 盼獲熊貓
By 金春香 /  www.worldjournal.com 

 「希望紐約今年迎來首對大熊貓!」首屆「麥地臣街到麥迪遜大道」(Madison St. to Madison Ave.)農曆新年慶祝活動6日熱鬧登場,將以往只在華埠舉辦春節慶典,第一次帶到位於上東城和中城的麥迪遜大道,上海外灘商貿促進會也在當日與紐約麥迪遜大道商圈簽署合作夥伴關係協議,僑胞更表達對大熊貓來紐約的期盼。  More Info




金猴鬧春 從互動藝術體驗春節

By 尹英姿 /  www.worldjournal.com 
  










看看各国唐人街压岁钱"行情"怎么样 美国原来这么少


春节发红包是中国人的传统习俗,遍布全球的华侨华人将过年给小孩压岁钱的习俗带到了世界各地。而在部分中国的邻邦,不只是当地华人会在过年时给孩子压岁钱,其本国民间也流传着春节给孩子压岁钱的传统。  

New York ushers in Chinese Lunar New Year
By www.channelnewsasia.com
 
Celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year are underway in New York as the city ushers in the Year of the Monkey, and efforts have been made to make this year especially memorable.  

Eat Dim Sum for Chinese New Year With Supermodel Liu Wen
By www.asiancemagazine.com
 
This is Liu Wen's first year celebrating Chinese New Year in New York and she decided to enjoy a favorite childhood pastime to celebrate: having a dim sum feast-a tradition she continues with her friends at least once a month.  More Info
Councilmember Chin celebrates first Lunar New Year

Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) on Monday celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year with a slate of new and traditional activities made all the more special by the addition of this important holiday to the school calendar.  More Info
I Went On A Tour of Manhattan's Chinatown And Discovered Some of The Most Unusual Groceries I've Ever Seen
By Marina Nazario / www.businessinsider.com
 
New York City's Chinatown has a rich history. It's one of the oldest Chinese neighborhoods outside of China.  More Info
People celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at Manhattan's Chinatown in New York
By en.people.cn

People take photos during the traditional lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, the United States on Feb. 8, 2016. People set off firecrackers and watched lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year on Monda.  More Info
Inside an Iconic Chinatown Celebration

NYChapters is a short documentary series celebrating the lives of individual New Yorkers. In this episode, we meet Valerie Tom, a native resident of Manhattan's Chinatown district, who started the Chinatown Community Young Lions organization in the 1970s.  More Info
Lunar New Year Nom Noms: 8 Auspicious Foods To Eat In The Year Of The Monkey
By Jen Chung / gothamist.com

The Lunar New Year is tomorrow! It will be the year 4714, the Year of the Monkey, and the new year is an opportunity for many with Asian heritage and connections to gather-and the most traditional way to celebrate any Asian holiday is to stuff your belly. But you don't have to be Asian to do that!  More Info
Lunar New Year Celebrations Kick Off with First-Ever Parade North of Chinatown
By Erin Clarke / www.ny1.com

Lunar New Year celebrations kick-off this weekend and as NY1's Erin Clarke tells us it's the first time Asian culture is being paraded through midtown.  More Info
Eight Lucky Dishes to Enjoy for Lunar New Year
By Charles B. Wang Community Health Center / cbwchcblog.wordpress.com

For many Chinese and ethnic families, February marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  Celebrated over 15 days, it is one of the most eventful times of the year. In the Chinese community, the biggest festivity starts on New Year's Eve, when loved ones come together for a banquet. We would like to share healthy versions of these lucky dishes.

John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service
By www1.nyc.gov

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is the first student fellowship with the City devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides 10 graduate students in the New York City area with the opportunity to complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in an agency of New York City government or a nonprofit organization. 

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with These Lunar New Year Recipes
By BAO ONG / www.nbcnews.com

No matter the culture, food is a central part of celebrating the Lunar New Year across the globe.

New Lunar New Year Stamp Draws Inspiration from 'Pioneer in the Hawaii Desig
By Heidi Chang / www.nbcnews.com

As millions around the world prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will also carry on its tradition of issuing a Lunar New Year stamp.  More Info
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Madison St to Madison Ave Pre-Lunar New Year Kick-off Celebration
Feb 6, 2016

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