lunar new year

Pols: Lunar New Year should be school holiday
Pols: Lunar New Year should be school holiday
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2013 at 3:03PM

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 [...]

Travel Advisory for Flushing Lunar New Year Celebration
News Jay Lane 1/31/2012 at 4:35PM

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 [...]

‘Year of the Dragon’ roars in
‘Year of the Dragon’ roars in
News Alexa Altman 1/23/2012 at 9:08AM

The Year of the Dragon is upon us, roaring in and carrying with it an array of exciting cultural festivities. This Lunar New Year, celebrated on January 23, marks the 4,709th year on the Chinese calendar. Regarded as one of the most important holidays in the Far East, Lunar New Year is customarily celebrated with [...]