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Continue the Lunar New Year Celebration!

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


Feb 29
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
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Curators' Tour of Sub Urbanisms with Stephen Fan
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Don't miss a guided tour of SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape with the exhibition's curator Stephen Fan. Using the controversial conversion of suburban single-family homes into multi-family communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in Connecticut, Stephen Fan addresses the norms, cultural values, and public policies that determine how most Americans live.  More Info
Open House for Photographers and Artists
Fri, Feb 26 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

Budding and professional photographers and artists: Come armed with your camera or sketchbook and let our beautiful sanctuary inspire you  Admission for you is free.  We ask that you share a digital file of your photographs and drawings with us via email or on Instagram.  More Info
The Keeping Quilt: Stories, Art and Clues to the Past
Sun, Feb 28 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

A shirt, a nightdress, a babushka, and an old apron, are stitched together in Patricia Polacco's The Keeping Quilt to create a quilt of memories - and a tradition - that is passed down from generation to generation for more than a century. Come hear this beautiful, award winning story, then follow clues around the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue. Discover the fascinating memories that have been passed down here for 128 years. After that, join Artist Sharon Gross and create your own artistic traditions.  More Info
MOCACREATE: Nature Prints
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Make your very own sunlight cyanotype prints! Journey through the suburban gardens represented in our special exhibition, SUB URBANISMS (before it closes on March 27!) and use natural materials, such as leaves, ferns, flowers, and even your own drawings, to create a cool print!

華埠新春遊行 各族裔同樂
By 俞姝含 / www.worldjournal.com
 
14日的紐約非常寒冷,但各族裔民眾來觀看曼哈坦華埠新春花車遊行的熱情不減,不僅很多華人攜家帶口,不少非華人也將農曆新年看花車列為傳統項目,來自各地的遊客更被熱鬧祥和的氣氛感染,大喊「恭喜發財!」   More Info
Frozen Monkey Photos: Chinatown's Vibrant Lunar New Year Parade
By SCOTT LYNCH / gothamist.com
 
The 17th Annual Lunar New Year Parade wound its way through Manhattan's Chinatown yesterday, capping off a week of celebrations marking the arrival of 4714, the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac.  More Info
Eggloo is rolling and scooping up NYC's newest ice cream waffle craze
By Melissa Kravitz / www.amny.com
 
What better way to start the Chinese New Year than with new food?
Eggloo, a new Hong Kong egg waffle spot, opened its doors at 61 Mulberry St. just past 11 a.m. on Monday.  More Info
Lunar New Year for All New Yorkers
By VOICES OF NY / voicesofny.org
 
Feb. 8 was Lunar New Year's Day. For the first time students in New York public schools got a day off. Sing Tao Daily covered the various celebrations activities. Here are experts from three of these stories.  More Info
Parade in Chinatown Raises Spirits During a Record Plunge in Temperature
By ANNIE CORREAL / www.nytimes.com

It was worth asking whether it was jubilation stirred up by the Lunar New Year Parade or an attempt to ward off hypothermia that had people dancing on the sidewalks of Chinatown in Manhattan on Sunday. 

6 Fascinating Facts about the History of Manhattan's Chinatown
By  Rebecca Ngu / www.dnainfo.com

If you venture into Manhattan's Chinatown this Sunday, you will encounter a neighborhood flush in red and gold for the Lunar New Year festival. The celebration is just one part of the complicated and evolving history of the neighborhood.   More Info
Feature: From Chinatown to Midtown: Chinese New Year fanfare gets rolling in "Big Apple"
By Wang Fan / news.xinhuanet.com

On a wintry morning in New York, traditional lion dancers and a classic Chinese dragon made their way from Manhattan's Chinatown to the Upper East Side, then down Madison Avenue, before arriving at East Midtown where families with children were lining up the streets, ready to embrace the Chinese Lunar New Year -- the Spring Festival.  More Info
8 Great Spots for Chinese Dumplings in Manhattan
By Hubert Vigilla / manhattan.about.com

Boiled, fried, steamed, or soupy, dumplings hit the sport as a snack, an appetizer, or even as an entrée all on their own. In a city as diverse as New York is in its cultural and culinary landscape, there are, happily, plenty of great spots to dig in on dumplings, with many of them located in or around Chinatown.  More Info
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