P.S. 46′s Lunar New Year show celebrates diversity


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THE COURIER/Photo and videos by Melissa Chan

About 125 students at P.S. 46 in Bayside took the stage Tuesday to perform Chinese and Korean dances and songs, as well as the traditional lion dance and martial arts, during the school’s ninth annual Lunar New Year assembly.

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Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Lunar New Year events in Queens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo

The Year of the Horse is galloping in with an array of exciting cultural festivities, including Flushing’s annual Lunar New Year parade.

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Federal, state and city officials: ‘Make Lunar New Year an official school holiday’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.

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Pols: Lunar New Year should be school holiday


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Photo courtesy of State Senator Daniel Squadron's Office

Flushing and Chinatown lawmakers are still pushing to get the city to recognize Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. “It’s time we show the proper respect to the Asian-American community,” said State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. “Lunar New Year is a time when families, from near and far, come together to celebrate.” Absence […]

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Travel Advisory for Flushing Lunar New Year Celebration


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The Asian Lunar New Year will be celebrated in Flushing this weekend with a parade and fireworks display set for Saturday, February 4. No. 7 trains will operate between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing-Main Street, but will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42ndStreet.  Parade-goers coming from Manhattan should take the “N” or “Q” to […]

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Lunar New Year traditions at YWCA


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Though less well-known than their Men’s counterpart, the Flushing YWCA actively works for the benefit of women and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. On Tuesday, February 9, local women gathered for some Lunar New Year festivities at the Y, located at 42-07 Parsons Boulevard. […]

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Lunar New Year traditions at YWCA


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Though less well-known than their Men’s counterpart, the Flushing YWCA actively works for the benefit of women and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. On Tuesday, February 9, local women gathered for some Lunar New Year festivities at the Y, located at 42-07 Parsons Boulevard. […]

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Lunar New Year kickoff at Flushing Town Hall


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With the Lunar New Year fast approaching, South Korean music and dance troupe Noreum Machi will kick off Flushing Town Hall’s month-long celebration of the Year of the Tiger. Although the beginning moment of 4707, the Year of the Golden (White Metal) Male Tiger, is on Sunday, February 14 in China, the performance will take […]

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Lunar New Year happenings around town


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Flushing is one of the largest Asian communities in the country and various Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean groups, along with the downtown Flushing Business Improvement District will be celebrating “Chinese New Year” together on Saturday, January 31. The day begins with a traditional fireworks display at 10:30 a.m., at Queens Crossing, Main Street and 39th […]

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Lunar New Year Parade


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Transplant yourself into the action of the 2008 Lunar New Year parade in Flushing with this video on the event. Check out the brilliant movements of parade dragons, lions and kung fu experts; hear from spectators and parade officials; and watch revelers sing and dance as they welcome the ‘Year of the Rat.’ Video By […]

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Lunar New Year Parade


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In celebration of the Year of the Rat, crowds came out this past weekend to watch the 13th annual Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing. Dragons and lion dancers marched up Main Street (photo above) as four-year-old Joanna Lin caught confetti (photo right). The parade route stretched from Union Street at 37th Avenue to Main […]

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