Lunar New Year celebrations are upon us! To honor the traditions of family, food and fellowship, NYC & Company —the City’s official destination marketing organization—invites your readers to commemorate the ‘Year of the Dog’ with the following moments fit for all ages:
- Lunar New Year Show at Brookfield Place: Arts Brookfield and the New York Chinese Cultural Center will host a holiday celebration on February 17th beginning at 2pm in the Winter Garden. Notable NYC-based Chinese musicians, a martial arts demo and a traditional Chinese lion dance are highlights of the upcoming event. Admission is free and more information can be found at http://brookfieldplaceny.com.
- Flushing Lunar New Year Parade: Travel to the borough of Queens, home to NYC’s largest Chinatown neighborhood for the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade on February 17th. Showcasing beautifully curated floats and lively performances that feature traditional Chinese customs, find more information about the parade route at http://flushingchamber.nyc.
- Dine at Hakkasan NYC for Lunar New Year Dinner: Hakkasan restaurant has enlisted Jay McInerney, the author of “Bright Lights Big City,” to create fortune cookies that will be given out to those who dine during the month of February. Reservations can be made at http://hakkasan.com.
- Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Saks Fifth Avenue: From February 15th - February 17th, customers can create custom, Lunar New Year postcards and consult with a Chinese Fortune Teller onsite. Additionally, Saks will present surprise offers throughout the store February 16th - February 17th. More information is available at http://saksfifthavenue.com.
- “Hao Bang-Ah, Dog!” at the Brooklyn Public Library: The Brooklyn Public Library’s Fort Hamilton branch has enlisted the Chinese Theater Works to perform a selection of traditional Chinese “budaixi” glove-puppet vignettes, referencing popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings on February 22nd. More information is available at http://bklynlibrary.org.
- New York Philharmonic Lunar New Year Concert and Gala: The New York Philharmonic—located on the Lincoln Center campus—will highlight the vast array of Chinese talent within the arts in celebration of the Lunar New Year. They have enlisted thirteen-year-old pianist Serena Wang and the Farmer’s Chorus of Yunnan Province—making their inaugural debut outside of China at this event—for a concert and gala on February 20th. Tickets range from $35 - $110 and can be purchased at http://nyphil.org.
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Contact: NYC & Company/Kim Klein 212-484-1270