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Feb
1
Wed
2017
Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration @ New York | United States

Lunar New Year Celebration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Join them as they ring in Lunar New Year with a day of performances, demonstrations, singing, dancing, and refreshments!

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Cost: Free

Event Organizer: Queens Recreation

Contact Number: (718) 263-1163

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Argentine Tango Party: Drink Wine and Learn Sexy Dance Moves
Feb 4 all-day

Argentine Tango Party: Drink Wine and Learn Sexy Dance Moves

Dancing Classrooms (New York, New York)

Saturday February 4, 2017
8:30 pm (Doors Open at 8:15 pm)

Cost: $15

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Your ticket includes: Admission to the Milonga Dance Party (9:30pm – 2:00am) One-Hour Tango Lesson (from 8:30 – 9:30pm) Coffee or Tea Please wear leather-soled shoes. Rubber-soled shoes/sneakers are not permitted.Your ticket includes:Please wear leather-soled shoes. Rubber-soled shoes/sneakers are not permitted.

Grab a date — or go solo! — and head to The Ball NY for a seductive evening spent learning the Argentine tango. Top-rated instructors will guide you through the basic steps of the sultry dance and some fun, sexy tango moves. Enjoy included wine, coffee or tea and light refreshments, and after the break, get yourself back out on the dance floor and put what you’ve learned into action at the dance social, where the environment is always relaxed and friendly. You’ll also get to watch the pros strut their stuff with a special tango performance showcase.

 

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!
Feb 4 all-day
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Sat, February 4 @ 10:00 am

Flushing
Queens Library
41-17 Main Street

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! 10am: Chinese paper-cutting and lantern making with Master Ming Liang Lu; 12pm: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare a popular Korean dish, dessert and tea tasting; 1pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with Peaceever TV Performing Group; 3:30pm: concert with the Korean Traditional Music & Dance Center.

Learn more here at this official page…

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations at the China Institute
Feb 4 all-day

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations at the China Institute

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Family Workshops: 1:00 – 3:30 pm;
Party & Performance: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Learn more at this official page…

Also learn more here…

Family Workshop Tickets*:

Members: Adult $15, Children $5; Non-Members: Adult $20, Children $5; Patron Members FREE
*Price includes entry to one workshop and the concert

Concert Tickets:

Members $10; Non-Members $20; Patron Members FREE
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Kick off the Year of the Rooster with China Institute’s signature New Year Celebration. In the afternoon, we open our doors to families for New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, storytelling, and lantern-making. In the evening, adults and families alike are welcome to a party featuring a lion dance, food, and live music.

Walking Tour: Photograph Downtown Flushing – Flushing Lunar New Year Parade
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Walking Tour: Photograph Downtown Flushing - Flushing Lunar New Year Parade

Walking Tour: Photograph Downtown Flushing – Flushing Lunar New Year Parade

Saturday, February 4, 2017

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your camera and join photographer Vikram Dogra as he explores the urban landscape of Downtown Flushing during the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade.

For more information, please visit eastofeastriver.eventbrite.com

Learn more as well here…

MOCACREATE: What’s Cooking?
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MOCACREATE: What's Cooking?

MOCACREATE: What’s Cooking?

Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
855-955-MOCA

Learn more at these Official Pages Here…

Dream up and draw an illustrated menu of family recipes and your own culinary creations to share with friends and family. Using pastels, collage paper, and 3-D elements, design the menu for your own themed restaurant. Don’t forget to cook up a signature dish!

Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month from 1-4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

Feb
5
Sun
2017
Rooster Shadow Puppet Workshop at Flushing Town Hall
Feb 5 all-day

Rooster Shadow Puppet Workshop at Flushing Town Hall

February 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Associated with the sun and with the element of fire in 2017, the rooster’s bright feathers and resonant crowing announce the arrival of a dynamic new period. Participants of all ages will use stiff paper stock and a variety of materials to create their own roosters inspired by Chinese shadow puppet techniques.

Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children (materials included)​

Free for Teens Age 13-19 with ID

 

18th Annual NYC Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

18th Annual New York City
Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Sunday, February 5, 2017

From 12:00 – 4:30 pm

One source has the parade kicking off at 1:00 pm

To be expected, aside from the parade will be Lion and Dragon Performances.

Supposed Route: Along Mott Street from Hester to Worth Street; Along Division to Eldridge Street; Along Eldridge to Hester Street; Over to Forsythe Street; Along Forsythe to Grand Street.

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m.  Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route! Visit Better Chinatown USA’s website to view a map of the route.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Save the date: Lunar New Year Family Festival! at the Museum of Chinese in America
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Save the date: Lunar New Year Family Festival! at the Museum of Chinese in America

Save the date: Lunar New Year Family Festival!

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
855-955-MOCA

Learn more at these Official Pages Here…

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with MOCA! Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive food sampling, storytelling, and much more- cockadoodledooooooo on over!

Stay tuned for festival schedule and online ticket purchase.

Tickets: $12/person; $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture Families.

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CELEBRATION!
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CELEBRATION!

Saturday, February 11, 2017
From 1:30 – 3:30 pm

At Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan

Learn more at this official page here…

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family friendly performance presented in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center. This performance will feature a burst of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia! Join us prior to the performance for a dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers throughout the space.

Lion Parade: 1:30 pm
Performance: 2:00 pm

NEW YORK CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER

The New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global and local communities. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works that reflect the rich cultural heritages and diverse communities of today.

 

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Sip, Meet, Learn & Play on Valentine’s Day: Music Makers NY
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sip, Meet, Learn & Play on Valentine’s Day: Music Makers NY

Tuesday February 14, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Wine Tasting, Acoustic Guitar Lesson & Jam Session on Valentine’s Day at Music Makers NY

Music Makers NY (New York, NY)

Cost: $22.50

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Try something different on Love Day! Mix it up with a group acoustic guitar lesson, sing-along and jam session, paired with a wine tasting and chocolate. The Music Makers first annual Valentine’s “PLAY” Music Social is designed for absolute-beginner musicians, as well as those more experienced players looking to shake the rust off. There will be loaner instruments (or you can bring your own), and proceeds from the evening go to Music Unites, which supports music programs for at-risk public schools students. Let love rule at this fun gathering — with contests, prizes and raffles, too — at Music Makers NY.

 

Feb
18
Sat
2017
MOCACREATE: What’s Cooking?
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MOCACREATE: What's Cooking?

MOCACREATE: What’s Cooking?

Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
855-955-MOCA

Learn more at these Official Pages Here…

Dream up and draw an illustrated menu of family recipes and your own culinary creations to share with friends and family. Using pastels, collage paper, and 3-D elements, design the menu for your own themed restaurant. Don’t forget to cook up a signature dish!

Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month from 1-4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Treat Your Date to a Sultry Night of Tango, Wine & Romance
Feb 23 all-day

Treat Your Date to a Sultry Night of Tango, Wine & Romance

Thursday February 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant (New York, NY)

Cost: $20 – $25

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Impress your date with an evening out that’s truly unique: a seductive Argentine tango lesson, followed by a dance party and an included glass of wine. You’ll start the evening with a one-hour dance lesson led by Maestro Jon Tariq and his partner Della, top-rated instructors who will guide you through learning the sultry close-embrace Argentine tango, guaranteed to stoke the fires of passion. After the lesson, practice your skills on the dance floor as you put your newly learned moves into action. Whether you’re going on your first date or celebrating your 40th anniversary, this will be a sizzling night to remember.

 

Feb
24
Fri
2017
New Jersey Winter Wine Festival: Early Access to 150 Wines to Taste, Plus Live Jazz
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

New Jersey Winter Wine Festival: Early Access to 150 Wines to Taste, Plus Live Jazz

Hilton Short Hills (Short Hills, NJ)

Friday February 24, 2017
7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost: $69

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

More than 150 wines from around the globe will be available to sample, along with light bites to savor and live jazz to enjoy, at the New Jersey Winter Wine Festival at Hilton Short Hills. Sip on rich reds, crisp whites and all sorts of specialty offerings from a custom etched glass that is yours to take home. Nibble on Farmstead artisan cheeses, crostini, baguettes, passed desserts and other eats. Best of all, expand your culinary horizons and have a lot of fun doing it. Splurge for a Premium Early Access ticket to get in an hour early.

Nov
17
Fri
2017
AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER presents A Toast to Ten Years
Nov 17 all-day

AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER

presents

A Toast to Ten Years

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years, a wine tasting recital in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the company’s lauded Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Tickets are $125 ($50 tax-deductible) and $250 ($175 tax-deductible), and tables of four are available at $500 ($200 tax-deductible) and $1,000 ($700 tax-deductible).

Tickets may be purchased by calling 646.216.8298, or visiting www.altnyc.org/a-toast-to-ten-years

The event will be a wine tasting recital, during which attendees will have the opportunity to taste seven different wines that have been paired with excerpts from seven different operas developed by CLDP alumni, which have been produced across the country.  The evening will be hosted by ALT’s founder and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson with Heather Meyer, East Coast regional manager for Winemonger Imports.

The evening will include excerpts from:

  • Invisible Cities (Christopher Cerrone*) – world premiere at The Industry, LA, 2013, nominated for The Pulitzer Prize in Music
  • The Long Walk (Jeremy Howard Beck*/Stephanie Fleischmann*) – world premiere at Opera Saratoga, 2015
  • JFK (David T. Little/Royce Vavrek*) – world premiere at Fort Worth Opera, 2016
  • Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? (Jeffrey Dennis Smith*/David Johnston* ) – concert premiere at (le) poisson rouge; world staged premiere at Urban Arias, 2018
  • Embedded (Patrick Soluri*/Deborah Brevoort*) – world premiere at Fargo Moorhead Opera, 2014
  • After the Storm (David Hanlon/Stephanie Fleischmann*) – world premiere at Houston Grand Opera, 2016
  • Thumbprint (Kamala Sankaram*/ Susan Yankowitz) – world premiere at the PROTOTYPE Festival, 2014

*indicates alumni of the CLDP

 

Dec
31
Sun
2017
A CONCERT TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR At St. Bart’s
Dec 31 all-day
A CONCERT TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR At St. Bart's @ New York | New York | United States

A CONCERT TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR At St. Bart’s

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Visit the official page here…

Hear St. Bartholomew’s grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ with its newly restored Celestial division in the dome, one of New York’s greatest musical treasures.

William K. Trafka, St. Bartholomew’s Director of Music and Organist, will play festive works for this New Year’s celebration.

The program will include organ works of Bach, Guilmant, and Mendelssohn. Trafka’s own transcription of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man will be played at the stroke of midnight.

William K. Trafka, organ

A free champagne reception will follow the concert.

SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2018 New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 all-day
SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2018 New Year's Eve

SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2018 New Year’s Eve

Performances by Phish, Diplo, Kygo, Kaskade, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson and more

SiriusXM’s New Year’s Nation channel, the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties, to launch on Saturday December 30

SiriusXM Spotlight channel to highlight exclusive in-studio sessions, concerts and interviews from Pop, Country, HipHop and Rock throughout January

SiriusXM’s New Year’s Eve Live Concert Lineup Includes:

  • Phish at Madison Square Garden – airing on SiriusXM’s Jam On
  • Kygo at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami– airing live on SiriusXM’s Chill
  • Countdown NYE featuring Diplo at NOS Events Center – airing live on SiriusXM’s Electric Area
  • Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – airing live on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse
  • Jimmy Buffett at the Bridgestone Arena – airing live on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville
  • My Morning Jacket at 1st Bank Center – airing live on SiriusXM’s Jam On
  • Southside Johnny at the Count Basie Theatre—airing live on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio
  • Jane’s Addiction at Belly Up Aspen – airing live on SiriusXM’s Lithium
  • Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – airing live on SiriusXM’s BPM
  • The Revivalists at Orpheum Theater – airing on SiriusXM’s Jam On
  • Third Eye Blind at Observatory – airing live on SiriusXM’s PopRocks
  • Widespread Panic at Fox Theater – airing on SiriusXM’s Jam On
  • Peter Asher at The Musical Instrument Museum – airing on SiriusXM’s 60’s on 6

SiriusXM will also launch New Year’s Nation, a limited-run party music channel. New Year’s Nation is the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform. New Year’s Nation, which will be available on channel 4 and via the SiriusXM app for smartphones and other connected devices and online at siriusxm.com, will launch Saturday, December 30 at 12:00 pm ET and air through Tuesday, January 2 at 3:00 am ET.

Additionally, SiriusXM will air year end countdown specials featuring the biggest songs of 2017 across various music channels including Hits 1, The Pulse, Alt Nation, XMU, The Highway, Octane, The Spectrum, Jam On, The Heat, Hip Hop Nation, Heart & Soul, Caliente, Watercolors and B.B. King’s Bluesville.

 

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Sunday, December 31, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Visit as well this official page here…

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Convert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. This year we begin with Haydn’s glorious Te Deum and continue with the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by composer Lucas Wiegerink. A series of songs about our shared Earth continues the theme of neighborly compassion and the renewal of hope for the coming year. Wrapping up this year’s performance, we celebrate the concert’s founder by performing chorales from Leonard Bernstein’s own Mass.

A limited number of general admission seats are free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticketed seating is also available, starting at $40.

Fox News Channel To Present “All-American New Year”
Dec 31 2017 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
Fox News Channel To Present “All-American New Year”

Fox News Channel To Present “All-American New Year”

December 31, 2017 from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Co-Hosted By Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery And Jesse Watters

Early Evening Coverage to Begin at 8PM/ET with Co-Hosts Ed Henry and FNC Contributor Lisa Boothe Joined by Dean Cain.

FOX News Channel (FNC) will present special live New Year’s Eve programming on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 from 8PM – 1AM/ET. Main coverage of the event, “All-American New Year” will be co-hosted by FOX News/FOX Business personalities Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and Jesse Watters beginning at 10PM/ET live from Times Square in New York City.

Earlier in the evening, FNC’s Ed Henry alongside FNC contributor Lisa Boothe and actor Dean Cain will kick off the festivities with a two-hour special entitled, “Countdown to 2018” at 8PM/ET. Also participating in the coverage will be FNC contributors Kat Timpf and Richard Fowler live from the crowd in Times Square and correspondent Bryan Llenas reporting on security. Additionally, FNC correspondent Griff Jenkins will be live from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee and FOX News Headlines 24/7 reporter Carley Shimkus will be live from the W South Beach’s WET Pool in Miami, Florida to help ring in 2018. FNC will also be presenting live musical acts, including performances by pop singer Andy Grammer and country music star Lauren Alaina.

FNC’s Virtual Reality team, working with Mandt Media, will also deploy 360-degree cameras in Times Square for an immersive New Year’s Eve experience hosted by Lisa Boothe and sponsored by Hillsdale College. Viewers will be encouraged to share their New Year’s resolutions on social media by using the hashtag #foxnews2018 throughout the night’s programming.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for nearly 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

New Years Eve in Prospect Park 2017-18
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
New Years Eve in Prospect Park 2017-18 @ New York | United States

New Years Eve in Prospect Park

Sunday, December 31 , 11:00 pm
to
Monday, January 1, 1:00 am

Grand Army Plaza

Join Prospect Park Alliance for this annual fireworks celebration! Help us kick off the new year with fireworks, live music and more. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the Park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to let them know you are coming!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
MOCA FEST 2018 :: In Celebration of the Lunar New Year
Jan 24 – Mar 3 all-day

Celebrate Lunar New Year At The Museum Of Chinese In America’s

MOCA FEST  2018

Celebration Combines Festivities, History and Culture to Support MOCA’s Education Programs on Chinese American heritage

[New York, NY] January 23, 2018 – The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announces the launch of MOCA FEST 2018 to welcome the Year of the Dog and the start of year 4716 on the Chinese calendar. From now until March 3, MOCA will feature special Lunar New Year programs, speakers, exhibits, children’s activities, a Family Festival, walking tours of historic Chinatown, exclusive access to MOCA’s Collections, and the return of MOCA’s popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from famed Chinese American chefs.

All proceeds go towards supporting the Museum of Chinese in America, the only national museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and achievements of Chinese people in America, and teaching future generations about Chinese American heritage through its educational and outreach programs.

“For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural foundations behind Lunar New Year, MOCA is the natural destination for finding these answers.

We created MOCA FEST 2018 so that visitors of all ages can better appreciate the

Lunar New Year holiday and what it means to New York City’s Chinatown, the

Chinese American community and the Chinese diaspora as a whole,” said Nancy Yao

Maasbach, president of Museum of Chinese in America. “The funds raised by MOCA FEST 2018 are critically important to sustaining the Museum and its continued efforts to educate the public about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, its aftermath and its effect on contemporary American society today.”

At MOCA, visitors can experience how food and Lunar New Year tradition converge as Auntie Tina Yao, cooking author and founder of DIY Lucky Dumplings, teaches how to make your own dumplings on Saturday Jan. 27. MOCA’s Tastes of Lunar New Year walking tours will take visitors to culinary hotspots in Chinatown on Sunday Feb. 11 and Saturday Feb. 24.

MOCA’s popular Night Market returns on Thursday Feb. 1 and will be hosted by Kian Lam Kho, founder of the Red Cook blog on Chinese home style cooking, and cocurator of MOCA’s critically acclaimed exhibition Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America. From 7pm to 10pm, the Museum will be transformed into a night market, with food, drinks, live music and performances. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the chefs and taste special culinary creations from restaurants including Nom Wah, East Wind Snack Shop, Red Egg, Taiwan Bear House and Mr Bing. Individual tickets to the Night Market are $100 general admission and $88 for MOCA members. To purchase tickets, visit www.mocanyc.org or contact Gee-Wey Yue at 917.484.4152.

MOCA FEST 2018 also marks the official kickoff of MOCA’s Mission Possible speaker series for the year, with:

  • Acclaimed author Gish Jen discussing her latest book The Girl at the Baggage Claim (book signing afterward) on Wednesday Jan. 24;
  • Betty Wong Ortiz sharing her experience as the first female editor in chief of Runner’s World magazine on Wednesday Jan. 31; and
  • David Liu and Carley Roney, co-founders of NYSE-listed wedding, home and family media company XO Group (formerly The Knot) sharing the joys and challenges of being husband-and-wife entrepreneurs on Thursday Feb. 22.

MOCA’s Collections and Research Center at 70 Mulberry Street invites the public to an exclusive behind-the-scenes Open House from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday Jan. 25. The evening will include a look at artifacts not available to the public and a Letters Alive performance reading in Mandarin and English of historical letters in our archive written to Chinese American immigrants by their loved ones left behind in China.

Families can enjoy a special exhibit The Lions of Lunar New Year showcasing the history and craftsmanship behind traditional Chinese lion heads, and liven up MOCA in our annual Museum Makeover on Saturday Feb. 3, when they can make their own handmade decorations that will be displayed until our Lunar New Year Family Festival on Saturday Feb. 17.

MOCA’s celebration of the Lunar New Year will culminate with a Lunar New Year

Ball, one of the Museum’s most important and intimate fundraisers of the year, at China Blue in Tribeca. On Wednesday Feb. 28, guests will enjoy an authentic

Shanghainese banquet served in a vintage 1930s Shanghai setting with live music. Tickets to the ball are: Jade Table of 12 guests is $12,000.00; Gold Table of 6 guests is $6,000.00; and Ruby Ticket for 1 person is $1,000. To purchase tickets, visit www.mocanyc.org or contact Gee-Wey Yue at 917.484.4152.

All event ticket prices include admission to MOCA and its critically acclaimed exhibition Fold: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures, which tells the story of the passengers of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying 286 undocumented Chinese immigrants that ran aground in New York City in 1993. Selected from MOCA’s collection, over 40 sculptures collectively created by the immigrants during their multiyear detention in prison is on display until March 25, 2018.

About the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others.

Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11am-6pm

Thursday – 11am-9pm

MOCA First Free Thursdays: Free gallery admission on the first Thursday of each month

 

Admission:

General Admission: $10.00

MOCA Members: Free

Seniors (65+ with ID), Students (with school ID), Children 2 and up: $5 Cool Culture Families: Free 

Feb
1
Thu
2018
2018 Chinese Lunar New Year :: Year of the Dog 4716
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
2018 Chinese Lunar New Year :: Year of the Dog 4716

Chinese Lunar New Year Calendar and Events Listings

Taking place throughout the month of February 2018

Plenty going on throughout New York City’s cultural locations and institutions. From lion and dragon dance performances to educational, music, food and other happenings taking place all over the Big Apple!

Although, technically, the official days of this year’s celebrations might be set as a specific dates…we’ve gone ahead and listed them here as the full month since there may very well be items taking place all over February, and even beyond.

So, please have a look at our separate
Chinese Lunar New Year Calendar Page
we’ve put up listing quite a number of related events taking place this month!

Feb
10
Sat
2018
NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY to celebrate The Year of the Dog at NJPAC
Feb 10 all-day

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

to celebrate The Year of the Dog at NJPAC

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons – they’re all part of Year of the Dog, a dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year by NJ’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, which will celebrate its 20th Chinese New Year Celebration at NJ’s premier venue.

For the 20th year, the critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to perform the Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $25 – $33 and are available at www.njpac.org/events/detail/year-of-the-dog-the-nai-ni-chen-dance-company. At this landmark 20th year performance, the Nai-Ni Chen Company will honor the support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation with a special award ceremony on stage.

Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her dancers fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Their spectacular productions take audiences beyond cultural boundaries, to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. The company has received more than 15 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Chen and company specialize in “a remarkably smooth blend of the new and the old, as well as a confident, intensely personal approach to nature,” says The New York Times, which has described Chen’s dancers as “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”

“With their intriguing choreography of traditional and modern Chinese dance, elaborate costuming, and a variety of music, this company succeeds in delighting persons of all ages.”

– Broadway World

Metropolitan area audiences have made this event an annual tradition. For this celebration, Nai-Ni Chen produced a program that introduces the beauty, creativity and diversity of Chinese and Chinese-American arts in New York and New Jersey through high-quality performance and activities.  As a tradition, the Company will begin the celebration with a new and fantastic Double Lion Dance, in which a dancer, dressed as a child, plays with two golden lions in stylized, coordinated acrobatic maneuvers.  The dance symbolizes the coming of spring and a prayer for peace as a small child appears in harmony with the ferocious lions.

To celebrate diverse Chinese folk cultures, the Company will offer a coin stick dance based on the Han people’s culture in Hubei, China. Dancers use bamboo sticks filled with coins to make complex rhythms and steps to express their joy and prayer for a prosperous New Year.

This year, aside from festival programs featuring these wonderful traditional dances, the Company will be celebrating the special Year of the Dog with internationally renowned acrobat Lina Liu, also known as Miracle On Tiptoe, who is a world record holder for the number of umbrellas she can hold on her toes.  Through her toes and body, Lina Liu skillfully expresses the classical umbrella dance culture. Lina Liu has performed in some the most prominent events on all continents, including the World Expo and the World Davos Forum.

This year’s festival will also include traditional music by some of the most prominent musicians from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, the largest ensemble of top-tier classical Chinese musicians.

These colorful, culturally rich dances not only enhance the festive mood of the audience, they also provide them with the background to join the company in celebration of Nai-Ni Chen’s original creations, based on her signature, cross-cultural style.  This year she will feature two of her choreographic works, which fuse the dynamism of American modern dance and the diverse, elegant splendor of her Chinese culture. The final dance in Nai-Ni Chen’s Five Elementseries, “Metal” will feature six dancers dancing with swords and fans, reflecting the destructive and constructive power of the metal. Nai-Ni Chen created this work not only to celebrate the New Year, but also the cycles of nature at the core of Chinese artistic tradition. She will complement “Metal” with “Wood,” a dance for five women using 10-foot bamboo poles.  The dance is based on one of Nai-Ni Chen’s signature works, “Bamboo Prayer,” a dance about the inner strength of women.

Since 2005, Nai-Ni Chen has been experimenting with Chinese Bamboo Rap, a form of folk music with strong social justice roots, which is prevalent in Beijing.  She will showcase the cross-cultural, cross-genre work: “Bamboo Rap in the Year of the Dog.”

According to the Chinese calendar, family and friends should expect 12 months of joyful togetherness in the Year of the Dog. This lively performance to mark the beginning of the year will warm the hearts and delight the senses of audiences of all ages. Dancers with colorful, elaborate costumes, musicians playing ancient melodies and dazzling acrobats fill the stage. The playful Lions bring joy and good fortune.  The majestic dragons fly out of the ocean and charm the Earth with a spell of peace and wealth.  Exotic music and dance from various parts of China come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities extend into the lobby, where an arts and crafts display showcases more of the culture and creativity of the Chinese-American community.

A Chinese New Year Celebration would not be complete without a visit by the auspicious Dragon. The Company will be performing the Dragon Dance as a conclusion to this fantastic celebration.

About the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America.  Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, rising beyond form into the  spirit.

One of the few Asian American professional dance companies with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world, Nai-Ni Chen has also developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings.  Its colorful and engaging programs and workshops have reached over one million young audience members in the NY/NJ area. The Company is currently in residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principal Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.

About NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Lunar New Year Celebration at MCNY
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York:

Lunar New Year Celebration

Friday, February 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Price: Free with Museum admission

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special Ribbon Dance performance hosted by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Dance China New York. Get hands on for a lantern-making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday, and enjoy a special snack.

The performance will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Feel free to arrive earlier for activities and to reserve seat.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested but not required.

Dec
31
Mon
2018
A CONCERT TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR at St. Bart’s
Dec 31 all-day

A CONCERT TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR at St. Bart’s

Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 pm in the Church

St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave, New York

Hear one of New York’s greatest musical treasures, St. Bartholomew’s grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ with 168 stops and over 12,000 pipes, including its recently restored Celestial division in St. Bart’s celebrated dome. Paolo Bordignon will perform festive organ works to magnify the evening’s celebration. A free champagne reception will follow the concert.

Admission is free

SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2019 New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2019 New Year’s Eve

SiriusXM Presents Live Concert Lineup on 2019 New Year’s Eve

SiriusXM will be broadcasting the following live concerts and other items:

  • Post Malone at Barclays Center – Hip Hop Nation (at Midnight)
  • Phish at Madison Square Garden – Phish Radio ( at 8:00 pm)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Classic Vinyl (at 9:00 pm)
  • Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Willie’s Roadhouse (at 6:00 pm)
  • Countdown NYE featuring Afrojack, Tiësto, Dillon Francis and more in San Bernardino, CA – Diplo’s Revolution(at 10:00 pm)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff at the Grand Ole Opry House – The Spectrum (at 10:05 pm)
  • Sevendust in Atlanta, GA – Turbo (at 10:30 pm)
  • Margo Price at the Music Hall of Williamsburg – Outlaw Country (at 11:00 pm)
  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at the Count Basie Theatre – E Street Radio (at 10:30 pm)
  • Galantis at Aragon Ballroom – BPM (at 11:30 pm)
  • Rick Springfield at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino – 80’s on 8 (at 11:00 pm)

SiriusXM will also present special performances and encore broadcasts of exclusive concerts in 2018 including:

U2 at the Apollo Theater — airing on The Spectrum

Sunday, December 29 at 10:00 am ET on 1st Wave; Sunday, December 30 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind; and Monday, December 31 at 8:00 pm ET

The Killers in The Hamptons — airing on Alt Nation

Monday, December 31 at 6pm ET and Tuesday, January 1 at 9:00 pm ET

John Prine at the Grand Ole Opry House – airing on Outlaw Country

Tuesday, January 1 at 8:00 pm ET

Jason Aldean In New York City — airing on Y2Kountry

Monday, December 31 at 9:00 pm and 12:00 am ET; and Tuesday, January 1 at 6:00 am and 12:00 pm ET

Disturbed in Chicago — on Octane

Monday, December 31 at 9:00 pm and 12:00 am ET

Sevendust in Atlanta, GA – airs on SiriusXM Turbo

Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 pm ET; Wednesday, January 2 at 7:00 pm ET; and Thursday, January 3 at 11:00 pm ET

Rick Springfield at Foxwoods Resort Casino – airs on ’80s on 8

Tuesday, January 1 at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm ET

Galantis at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago — on BPM

Tuesday, January 1 at 9:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm ET

Portugal. The Man in Portland — airing on Alt Nation

Tuesday, January 1 at 2:00 am and 11:00 am ET

Rex Orange County in New York City — airing on SiriusXMU

Monday, December 31 at 2:00 pm ET

 

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

Monday, December 31, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm

“”Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat. Soloist Sidney Outlaw joins the choir for Robert Convery’s powerful setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a dream, followed by the New York premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Allelulia. There is also music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, and special guests throughout the evening. And of course, the Cathedral Choir’s own Jamet Pittman leads the audience and invites them to join in with This little light of mine as we light candles to welcome the new year with hope, joy, and affirmation.””

General admission seats are free and open to the public on the night of the show. Reserved seats are on sale now.

Visit this official page to learn more…

5th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at Coney Island
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

5th Annual Coney Island New Year’s Eve Celebration

Friday, December 31, 2018
9:00 – 11:59 pm

Free to all

Public transportation highly suggested.

Countdown to the new year with the Parachute Jump and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight!

The celebration includes free live entertainment and B&B Carousel rides from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.

Presented by Alliance for Coney Island, Luna Park in Coney Island and The Red Apple Group
With support from Councilman Mark Treyger and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

Taking place at Steeplechase Plaza, Boardwalk and West 19th Street in Brooklyn

Learn more at this page here within the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation website… 

As well as this other listed page online at the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams site…

NYRR New Year’s Eve Midnight Run! In Central Park w/ Fireworks!
Dec 31 2018 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 11:59 pm

NYRR New Year’s Eve Midnight Run!
In Central Park w/ Fireworks!

Monday, December 31, 2018
Beginning at 10:00 pm

Central Park
Distance: 4 Miles

Pre-Race Festival

Before the race begins, join them for an amazing pre-race party in Central Park! Starting at 10:00 pm, they’ll have a live DJ, dancing, and—new this year—incredible elements such as an interactive dragon, elaborate stilt walkers, giant banner tails, and more.

Enjoy the celebration as you prepare for your race, and then set off for four miles at the stroke of midnight. The start will be accompanied by a 15-minute fireworks show, and a sparkling cider station and a live DJ at the half-way mark will keep you rolling on through the finish line and into 2019.

Learn more at this official page here…

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park :: 2018 into 2019
Dec 31 2018 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:00 am
New Year's Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park :: 2018 into 2019 @ New York | United States

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park

Monday, December 31, 10:30 pm until Midnight

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance for Brooklyn’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Prospect Park’s iconic Grand Army Plaza. This free event includes live entertainment by Brooklyn’s own Quintessential Playlist, followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. This family-friendly fireworks display, now in its 39th year, attracts tens of thousands of revelers to Prospect Park, making it one of the city’s most popular celebrations.

This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more at this official page here…

Feb
1
Fri
2019
MOCA Lunar New Year Night Market
Feb 1 all-day

MOCA Lunar New Year Night Market

HIP Local Vendors , Food, Performances, Arts, Culture

Friday, February 1, 2019

Tickets: $88 for members / $99 for public

Visit this official page to learn more…

Includes Night Market Chef Tasting Passport, 2 bar drinks, museum admission and a 1 year individual MOCA membership.

MOCA invites you to join them in the return of our popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from Chinese American chefs, live performances from talents artists and musicians in the community and a special season three premiere screening of LUCKY CHOW with Danielle Chang.

Night at the Museum :: Lunar New Year Party
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 12:00 am
Night at the Museum :: Lunar New Year Party

Night at the Museum :: Lunar New Year Party

Friday, February 1
8:00 pm to midnight

 

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY

“”Welcome the Year of the Pig at our third annual Lunar New Year party organized with NYC’s roving dance party, BUBBLE_T.  Joining forces with their community of friends and collaborators, BUBBLE_T will transform the VW Dome into BOBADOME for a one-of-a-kind Night at the Museum complete with DJs, live performances, interactive installations, cocktails, and snacks.””

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Visit the official website here…

ARTISTS & PERFORMERS

Bichon | Untitled Queen | West Dakota | Sina | JP Moraga | Lady Ligaya | Zah | Vincent Chong & Co |  Jia Sung | Sarula Bao | Clara Ru

DJ SETS

TITO_VIDA | Stevie Huynh | TNYFOX

WITH

Banana Magazine | Far-Near Media | Confettisystem | Playhouse.Fm |  Q-Wave / Lunar New Year 4 All | M. Wells Dinette | Artbook

BITES

Jeepney NYC | Bar Pa Tea | Kichin | M. Wells Dinette

VISUALS

Koji Yamamoto | Taehee Whang | Crystal Monkey | Confettisystem

Feb
2
Sat
2019
NAI-NI CHEN Dance Company’s Year of the Pig Celebration at NJPAC
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

Announce Guest Artist Line-Up for the

Year of the Pig Celebration at NJPAC

February 2 – 3, 2019
at 2:00 pm

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the end of the Chinese Zodiac cycle with a special program steeped in symbolism and virtue, expressing the Company’s commitment to the art and the culture of the community. For the occasion, the company has invited several world-renowned artists to join its program

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, 2019 at 2pm. Tickets are $17-35 and are available by phone at (888) GO-NJPAC or online at https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/year-of-the-pignai-ni-chen-dance-company.

This year, Nai-Ni Chen bring a new Bamboo themed production aimed to take audiences beyond cultural boundaries. Nai-Ni Chen chose bamboo as a theme to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

Why Bamboo? First, the Chinese phonetic sound for Bamboo is Zu, is similar to the sound for pig (Zu). Second, and perhaps more important, is because Bamboo is the most celebrated plant in Chinese culture. As far as 1000 years ago, during the Sung Dynasty (960-1269), noted for art and literature and philosophy, scholars have used bamboo as a symbol for the resiliency, humility, and honesty to inspire each other. The great poet and Literati, Su Dong Po said “I cannot live a day without bamboo”.

According to Nai-Ni Chen; in the current social and political climate, artists, like the scholar of the past generations, needs encourage their fellows and communities that moral character of humility, honesty and resiliency needs to be held at the highest no matter which way the wind blows. Art is what defines us as a society and civilization, and these traditional and contemporary dances she has created and choreographed, advocates for the cultural values and morality that she, as a female Chinese immigrant artist, brings to the United States. In this wonderful time of celebration of the end of the Zodiac cycle, she has prepared a festive and colorful experience that everyone can enjoy and yet carries the message of culture and value that we all share in common.

 

The Year of the Pig is expected to be a festival year of great abundance and prosperity. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Company has developed a rich and fantastic program that incorporates many positive aspects of Chinese and Chinese American immigrant culture in the program. Beside the remarkably acrobatic and beautiful dances, the Company has also invited special guest artists: Bamboo Flute master Tao Chen, Peking Opera artist Yun-Hong Jia, and paper cut master Hotien Cheng.

 

Tao Chen: An internationally acclaimed Chinese bamboo flutist, music educator, composer and

conductor of Chinese orchestra, is the founder and director of the Melody of Dragon, Inc.. He was the artistic director and conductor of the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York and conductor of New Jersey Buddha’s light Youth Chinese Orchestra. He is also the 27th generation musician of Zhi-Hua Buddhism Music. The New York Times called Chen Tao, a “poet in music” and his playing “a miracle of the oriental flute.” Conductor Herbert Von Karajan praises him as an artist who “performs with his soul.” Chen Tao is a graduate and former Associate Professor at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He was the winner of the 1989 National Folk Instrument Competition in China and has toured throughout U.S., Germany, Italy, France, England, Holland, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. He has collaborated with the BBC Philharmonic and the Notional Orchestra of Lyon. His playing can be heard on several soundtracks of Hollywood movies including Seven Years in Tibet, Corrupter (with the New York Philharmonic) and on the PBS documentary Under the Red Flag.

 

Yong-Hong Jia is a professional Kunqu and Peking opera performer trained in the Beijing Kunqu Academy and performed principal roles in the Beijing Kunqu Opera Theatres in Beijing for many years. Ms. Jia was invited by New York Lincoln Center Festival to perform one of the principal roles in The Peony Pavilion in 1999 and performed in the subsequent tours, in France, Italy, Denmark, Australia, and Singapore. After the tour, she appeared in Beijing opera and Kunqu in major theatres and Chinese communities across North America. Aside from her stage appearances, Ms. Jia also starred in many award-winning movies and TV productions in China. She is currently serving as the President of Renaissance Chinese Opera Society in New York City.

Master Paper Cut Artist Ho Tien Cheng is oen of the few free-form style paper cutter Master in the world who can translate any three dimensional image onto the two dimensional paper. Hou-Tien Cheng has spent 50-years in his craft, and astonished millions of audience with his scissors. He has been featured on national TV commercials for Citigroup, and collaborated in the visual design of Nai-Ni Chen’s dance projects.

 

About the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

 

Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, rising beyond form into the spirit.

 

One of the few Asian American professional dance companies with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world, Nai-Ni Chen has also developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. Its colorful and engaging programs and workshops have reached over one million young audience members in the NY/NJ area. The Company is currently in residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principal Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.

About NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

 

Celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year at the Staten Island Museum
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year on February 2nd at the Staten Island Museum

Saturday, February 2
1:00 – 4:00 pm

It’s the Year of the Pig!

(Staten Island, NY – January 22, 2019) Say goodbye to the year of the Dog and hello to the year of the Pig as the Staten Island Museum and the Korean Community Development Center partner to present a celebration of Lunar New Year 설날 with traditional food, performances, and activities.

The Lunar New Year celebration will take place at the Staten Island Museum, Building A on the campus of Snug Harbor on Saturday, February 2, 1pm – 4pm. Free with Museum Admission (which is suggested $8 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students, $2 for children 2-12). Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting www.StatenIslandMuseum.org.

“The Staten Island Museum is thrilled to partner again with our friends at the Korean Community Development Center to bring the community a fun and educational experience of Korean Culture. The family friendly festivities highlight music, dance, and traditional cuisine,” said Janice Monger, Staten Island Museum President & CEO.

Enjoy Tteokguk (rice cake soup) and Jap-chae (sticky noodle with vegetables), try on a hanbok, and learn how to sae-bae. Experience a traditional Korean Fan dance, a drum performance, games, crafts, and more!

Performance Schedule:

  • 1:00 – Traditional Royal Greeting by Ms. Lee Kumwon in the Lobby
  • 2:00 – Korean Fan Dance 부채춤 (Boo chae chum) is taken from the Korean words Buchae which means fan and Chum which means dance. This exuberant dance displays beautifully painted large fans forming various geometrical shapes, such as butterflies, a flower in full bloom, or a sea wave.
  • 3:00 – Drum performance 난타 (Nan-ta)

Staten Island Museum is located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301.

About the Staten Island Museum

Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 138th year, the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art, and history based on its diverse collections. Staten Island Museum is owned by the City of New York and benefits from public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Feb
6
Wed
2019
The New York Philharmonic: 2019 Lunar New Year Concert
Feb 6 all-day

The New York Philharmonic: Lunar New Year Concert

Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 pm

1 hour with intermission

David Geffen Hall

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Some tickets are available here…

The New York Philharmonic’s annual Lunar New Year celebration returns, this year with a fiery program at David Geffen Hall. Experience “Fire Ritual”, a new violin concerto by Oscar winner Tan Dun, “Arirang”, Stravinsky’s beloved “The Firebird Suite”, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and more.

Visit as well the official page here…

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig

Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Space is limited; first come, first served for the museum-wide roster of events taking place at the MET that day. In store for visitors to the museum will be a large range of items for the young ones and adults as well. Amongst the many activities and performances will be a Lunar New Year Parade; Sesame Street Puppeteers; Photo Op with Sesame Street Muppeteers; Lunar New Year Performances; Art Activities and Demonstrations; Zodiac Zone; Golden Piggy Bank; Hand-Pulled Noodle Demonstration with Chef Zhang; Korean Paper Doll Making; Piglet’s Play Pen (Best for ages 0–5); Kamishibai Storytelling with CMOM; Collection Chats with New New Yorkers; and much more!

Visit the official page here…

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Snug Harbor
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Snug Harbor @ New York | United States

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Snug Harbor

Saturday, February 9, 2019
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Taking place at Snug Harbor,
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building P Lobby

TICKETS: Buy tickets here

General Admission:
Adults: $10
Children: $7
Children under 3: Free

Snug Harbor Members:
Adults: $8
Children: $5
Children under 3: Free

Head on over to Snug Harbor to welcome the Year of the Pig with a Lunar New Year Celebration!

Your family will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

Learn more at this official page here…

Your family will love:

Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2019’s Pig.

Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.

Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden (weather permitting) and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.

Food: Enjoy a tasting of traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, niangao, and chrysanthemum tea. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high,’ which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Lunar New Year period.

Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, plus entry to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

Be extra festive and wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate theLunar New Year with us.  Gung hay fat choy!

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Chinese Lunar New Year Fireworks 2019
Feb 11 @ 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Chinese Lunar New Year Fireworks 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

We couldn’t make it ourselves but looks like this one source (New China TV) knows something which no one else except ‘Fireworks by Grucci’ appeared to know…and us, who paid attention to the Grucci site.

Taking place on the Hudson River off the west side of Manhattan in Midtown presumably across from the Chinese Consulate at and around 44th Street.

Although we’ve yet to get a response from the fine folks at Fireworks by Grucci, it is their site listing from which we first got word that this year’s great pyrotechnic display would be taking place on that day.

Up until this day, the eve of the supposed fireworks, no one else had any related listings. We’re hoping they actually do take place on Monday, February 11. Regardless, last year’s affair was pretty impressive. We were there and it was quite the ‘blast’! 🙂

Should you wish to view last year’s fireworks, you can visit this page wherein we’ve posted the video we’d taken.

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Lunar New Year Family Festival
Feb 16 all-day
Lunar New Year Family Festival

Museum of Chinese in America:

Lunar New Year Family Festival

Saturday, February 16
Session 1 @ 10:00-1:00 pm
Session 2 @ 2:00-5:00 pm

“”Feeling boar-ed? Come on over to MOCA’s Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Family Festival! Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. Buy your tickets for Session 1 or Session 2 — both sessions will have the same awesome lineup of special guests and fun activities.””

Tickets: $12/person, $8 for all Dual and Individual Level Members, Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture Members. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.

LEARN MORE

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Lunar New Year Soiree
Feb 20 all-day

Museum of Chinese in America:

Lunar New Year Soiree

Wednesday, February 20

Pre-Event Performance @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Dinner @ 7:30-10:00 pm

“”The MOCA 2019 Lunar New Year Soiree will be held at the famed Rice & Gold, an upscale and modern Chinese restaurant in the 50 Bowery Hotel. This festive evening will tantalize the senses as we ring in the Year of the Pig.””

After Party will be held at The Crown, Rooftop Bar @ 9:30 – Midnight

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