Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year 2010!

We have quite the weekend coming up!  Make it easier on yourself when planning your wardrobe - just wear red, it'll work all weekend haha.

For CHINESE NEW YEAR - Year of the Tigerrrr!  All FREE too, nice: )

  • Thurs 2/11 - "Year of the Tiger" Celebration - 830p, David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center - performances from Peking Opera and traditional folk dancing, from Alan Chow from the Chinese American Arts Council (Target Free Thursdays).
  • Fri 2/12 - Lunar New Year Flower Festival - 10a-10p, Sara D. Roosevelt Park - flowers have meaning too!  This festival features the many lucky flowers, along with other CNY goodies - lanterns, snacks, and more!

Floral DecorMeaning
Plum Blossomsymbolizes luck
Kumquatsymbolizes prosperity
Narcissussymbolizes prosperity
Chrysanthemumsymbolizes longevity
Bambooa plant used for any time of year
Sunflowermeans to have a good year
Eggplanta plant to heal all of your sickness
Chom Mon Planta plant which gives you tranquility
  • Sun 2/14 - Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival - 11a-3p, Chinatown NY - boom!  See and hear Chinese fireworks go off as cultural performances take place throughout the day.  Lions and Dragons will for sure be present too.  Finish off the afternoon with dim sum and bubble tea!
  • Sun 2/21 11th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival - 1130a-4p, Chinatown NY - This is a fun parade that many local performing organizations participate in...from the drumming grandmas to the Shaolin kung-fu academy, and everything in between.
Check out a few more CNY Picks from TimeOut, like a martial arts demo, music, and more parades (Flushing)!