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Lunar New Year Events in NYC

This year, we welcome the Year of the Horse as Chinese New Year falls on Friday, January 31st. Every year during this time, crowds gather in Chinatown for a fun and festive celebration. On Friday, January 31st, there’s the Firecracker Ceremony from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm at Roosevelt Park between Grand and Hester Streets....

Photos: Lunar New Year’s Dinner

For everyone that celebrated, hope you all had a great Lunar New Year’s day! The common themes around New Year’s revolve around happiness, luck, prosperity, good health, longevity, etc. There’s a lot of symbolism incorporated in the celebration, and much of it can be found in the choice of foods. Here’s a peek at some...

Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome The Year Of The Dragon!

Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the Dragon! Gong xi fa cai! Kung hei fat choi! Chuc mung nam moi! Wishing everyone much prosperity, happiness, good luck, great health, and lots of tasty eats! Don’t forget to check out the local Chinese New Year events in your area. Today...

Chinese New Year NYC Events

Monday, Jan. 23th is Lunar New Years. Starting this weekend, there’s many events happening in Chinatown to celebrate and welcome the Year of the Dragon! Starting at the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA)… There’s the Lunar New Year 2012: Decoding the Chinese Almanac with Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, co-authors of the Pocket...

Happy Chinese New Year Dinner

Here are some pictures from my Chinese New Year dinner with the family this past Thursday. The living room was filled with beautiful flowers, plants, lucky decorations, and new years snacks and cakes promoting happiness, luck and prosperity. The kitchen was filled with large batches of delicious foods prepared by my aunt the night before....

Happy Year of the Rabbit (or Cat)!

Happy Chinese New Year! Xin nian kuai le! Gong xi fa cai! Chuc mung nam moi! Cung hi phat tai! This year, the Lunar New Years falls on Thursday February 3rd! That’s tomorrow! May the year of rabbit (or cat, in Vietnamese) bring lots of happiness, good health and prosperity!! And great food and tasty...

Chinese New Year Feast Part 2 – Recipes

Here are the recipes for the Watercress soup, Spinach and Tofu Dumplings, and Mock Beef Dumplings from Chinese New Year Feast Part 1, along with some helpful links on dumpling making. Enjoy! I’ll write up the recipes for the delicious stir-fry rice noodles and tasty marinated beef soon… very soon.

Menu for Chinese New Year/ Valentine’s Day

This year Chinese New Year falls on February 14th, same day as Valentine’s Day. This year it will be the year of the Tiger. To celebrate, I plan on cooking a three course feast this weekend. Chinese new year foods is all about symbolism. The dishes and the food ingredients hold symbolic meanings, revolving around...