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)!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wed 2/10 - Open House: Cirque's Banana Shpeel + Win Tix!

Cirque du Soleil is opening a new show called Banana Shpeel, and tomorrow Wed 2/10 you can get a be one of the first 100 to win tix to the show (bring a banana: ) - see below!!

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 • 4:30-7pm

The special Open House event features a sneak peek at the creative process, meet and greet opportunities with artists, and tastings from surrounding restaurants and bakeries.
The first 100 people to bring a banana to the Banana Shpeel Open House will receive a pair of tickets to the show!
The Beacon Theatre is located at 2124 Broadway between West 74th and 75th.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

NYRewind: 2/7 Super Bowl - Go Saints!

Amazing hot chili, Louisiana style fried chicken, banana pudding, friends, and an awesome game - I had a blast!  Mardi Gras is definitely going to be crazy this year.   Good job, Saints!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Bring out the wings, chips, beer...I enjoy this all-American day not just because it's the pinnacle of good (and bad) football games of this past season, but more so that it gathers people together in their local bars or homes to enjoy a couple of solid hours together.  Friendly rivalry.  To some, it's history in the making (possibly in this game, if the Saints go all the way...!); to me, I just like hanging out and throwing up some high 5s here and there, while trying not to stir things up too much since I'm not for or against one team or another (though, I do have more of a tie to NO b/c of my Katrina Relief trip...and ok, it's definitely more southern than Indianapolis: ).  I just hope for a good game, no big injuries - and may the best team win!  But in any case, I'm waiting until college football season starts up again: ).

There are tons of places to watch in the city, if you aren't hosting your own watch party at your place (check out TimeOut NY's Game Day picks), and while you're at it, get some free food:

Sun 2/7

  • 5:30-6:30pm: delmonico's restaurant wins our hearts while clogging our arteries with free buttermilk fried chicken, double-fried french fries and stella pints before the game. yes, all free>>

Have a great day!!