From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.
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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.
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.
Sing Tao Daily covers Lunar New Year events organized by Chinese organizations that sought to attract people from beyond the community.
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.
Spectators braved frigid weather to attend the 17th annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown.
Voices of NY maps Lunar New Year celebrations around the metro area.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.
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.