Post Tagged with: "Lunar New Year"

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.

(Photo via World Journal)

How NYC Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Asian, Culture, New York January 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

World Journal and other publications report on celebrations taking place in honor of the Lunar New Year while Times Ledger asks Chinese in Queens about their family traditions.

Members of the Great Neck Chinese Association who attended the March 14 school board meeting. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lunar New Year Now a School Holiday in Great Neck

Asian, Culture, Education, Long Island March 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The Lunar New Year has been added to the public school calendar in Great Neck, making it the first school district on Long Island to recognize the Asian holiday, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lunar New Year for All New Yorkers

East Asian, New York February 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Sing Tao Daily covers Lunar New Year events organized by Chinese organizations that sought to attract people from beyond the community.

Tibetan New Year

Tibetans Celebrate the New Year in Manhattan

Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video February 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Tibetans celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year, at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, with speeches and performances and a visit from the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

On a frigid day in Manhattan's Chinatown, people gathered to watch the traditional Lunar New Year parade.
(Photos by Marco Poggio for Voices of NY)

A Chilly Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Traditions, Voices' Picks February 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Spectators braved frigid weather to attend the 17th annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown.

NYC Embraces the Year of the Monkey

NYC Embraces the Year of the Monkey

Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Traditions, Voices' Picks February 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY maps Lunar New Year celebrations around the metro area.

From left: Gang Won Lee, executive director of KAAQ; Paul Roo, president of KAAQ; Hak Yeon Shin, president of New York branch of The Korea Times, have agreed to co-host the 2016 Lunar New Year Parade. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups to Host the Lunar New Year Parade in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The Korea Times reports that it will join the Korean American Association of Queens in hosting the parade portion of the Lunar New Year festivities in Flushing next month.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

Since his campaign for the mayoral position in 2013, Mayor de Blasio has rarely made an appearance in Chinatown, writes Sing Tao Daily's Lotus Chau. De Blasio is pictured here during his public advocate tenure at Better Chinatown Society's Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons license)

Opinion: de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Asians

Asian, Government, New York, Opinion March 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.

Children at a dual language education school happily perform and celebrate the year of the goat. (Photo via World Journal)

Lunar New Year Holiday, Delayed by Mayor, Inspires Open Letter

Asian, Culture, Education, New York March 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Elected officials joined Rep. Grace Meng in sending a letter to the mayor on the “lack of progress” in adding the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, reports World Journal.

(Photo via the Flickr page of the mayor's office)

NYC to Add Eid Holidays to Public School Calendar

Education, Muslim, New York March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Community and ethnic publications cover Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will be adding Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the list of holidays observed by public schools.

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions, Video February 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.

Chinatown last week (Photo by Richie S, Creative Commons license)

Mapping the Lunar New Year Festivities

Asian, Featured Posts, Traditions, Voices' Picks February 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

From Staten Island to Sunset Park and Flushing, up to the Bronx and of course Chinatown, check out articles, photos and videos from the community and ethnic press of celebrations that took place for the Lunar New Year.