Firecracker Ceremony in Chinatown

To ward off the evil spirits, 500,000 firecrackers will be set off today at 11am at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown. Take the D train to Grand St and join us in the celebration to kick off The Year of the Sheep! Spend the day in Chinatown to watch lion dancing and enjoy […]

Chinatown Memories Inspire Artist to Produce US Postal Service Stamps

Kam Mak, Assistant Chair of the Illustration Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, has been working on the Lunar New Year USPS Stamps Series since 2006. This year for The Year of the Ram, the stamp features an image of cheun hop, the tray of togetherness. Mak draws inspiration from Chinatown and his childhood […]

Museum Makeover: Lunar New Year Style!

Stop by MOCA for an inter-generational Lunar New Year decorating bonanza! Help them ring in the New Year by crafting your own handmade decorations to adorn the Museum. Use an assortment of supplies to transform their space with colorful creations, which will be on display in their Cultural Programs Center through our Lunar New Year […]

Save the Date: Getting Ready for the Year of the Ram!

Save the date! Lunar New Year is 1 month away and we are very excited to celebrate in Chinatown! This year is the year of the ram and according to the zodiac characteristics, people who fall under the ram are gentle, strong, and well liked! Stay tuned for more information on coming to Chinatown to […]

Dim Sum & History with MOCA and the New-York Historical Society

Do you and your friends have plans on January 31st? Want to learn more about identity, history, and stories through the Chinese American community? Through a collaboration between the Museum of Chinese in America and the New York Historical Society, you can navigate through an interactive workshop and take home a copy of N-YHS’s Chinese […]

Chinatown Pays Tribute to Slain Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Photo by Tequila Minsky Last week, NYC’s Chinatown came together to mourn the death of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. On a cold January night, candles were lit and local community leaders, police officers, restauranteurs, Father Nobiletti from Transfiguration Church, Wellington Chen, the executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, and even Councilwoman Margaret Chin […]

Asian American Community Supports Slain Officer Wenjian Liu

After the horrific December 20th assassination of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, many communities have gathered to be a source of support. Major airlines have donated tickets to provide flights to the officers’ families. The mortgages for both officers’ homes will be paid in full by a 9/11 charity who is gathering the community […]

NYC Schools Off for Lunar New Year

According to ChinaDailyUSA, NYC schools can now mark Lunar New Year as a day off! NYC Council member Margaret Chin explained, “This is a long time coming. This is such an important bill to really show that we have the honor to celebrate our culture and diversity, and to recognize the contribution of Asian Americans […]