Travel Advisory for Flushing Lunar New Year Celebration


| jlane@queenscourier.com

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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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No. 7 line back for Lunar New Year


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

In a timely letter to City Councilmember John Liu, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has pledged to restore full weekend service on the No. 7 line for the first two weekends in February, after almost derailing Flushing’s celebration of “Chinese New Year.” The MTA announced a “major capital project” involving new signal and track switches […]

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Flushing man indicted for Lunar New Year murder


By Queens Courier Staff

A Flushing man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the stabbing death of a 40-year-old man on a Flushing street last month. The victim had been on his way home from a Chinese New Year celebration. “The defendant is accused of fatally stabbing a hard-working man who had immigrated five years ago […]

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Suspect charged in Lunar New Year killing


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

A 21-year-old Flushing man has been charged with the Lunar New Year slaying of a 40-year-old restaurant deliveryman who was returning home after a party. According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Kendall Walker fatally stabbed Zhang Hong Qui, who had left a party on nearby Elder Avenue in the early morning hours of […]

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Lunar New Year celebration in Bayside school


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Parents and visitors got a taste of Asia recently at P.S. 46 in Bayside, when students put on their annual Lunar New Year celebration. The show featured Chinese and Korean songs and dance, as well as the traditional lion dance. Beginning in November, the students - about 120 in all - started practicing for the […]

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