Lunar New Year Celebration
Friday, February 8
3 Washington Square Village
Residents enjoyed Year of the Pig festivities inspired by Chinese Lunar New Year’s traditions including food to taste.
Part of the Downtown Culture Series featuring cultural traditions celebrated in and around our neighborhood.
Performance: Lion Dance, New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club
Performance featuring a dance and instrumental team is a tradition believed to bring good luck. More information about the tradition, history and symbolism of the lion dance can be found here.
Calligraphy Activity, New York Chinese Cultural Center
Learning how to write Chinese characters with brush and ink.
Family Storytime, Graduate Students from NYU Steinhard Project Developing Chinese Language Teacher
Join small groups to explore thematic picture books and stories in an informal setting. Recommended for children from 3 to 5 years old. Parents or other guardians are expected to provide supervision of minors in their care.
Light refreshments from Café China
上海春卷 Shanghai Spring Rolls
锅贴 Vegetable Potstickers
手工葱油饼 Scallion Pancakes
and Kung Fu Tea
Green Tea with Tapioca
Oolong Tea with Tapioca
The Office of NYU Faculty Housing gives a very special thank you to Victor Fong and Justin Lee, Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club; Angela Lai and Nico Li, New York Chinese Cultural Center; and Robin Harvey, NYU Steinhard Project Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT) and her graduate students Junyu Hou, Yingshan Hu, Haoxi Li, Liqi Semenov, Yuqi Wang, and Yingna Zhang.
Appreciation and acknowledgements also to Laura Chen-Schultz, NYU A/P/A Institute; Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; Helga Yuan Larsen, NYU Work Life; Ying Lu, NYU Steinhardt; Lauren Nechamkin, Museum of Chinese in America; Kendra Tyson, NYU Constantine Georgiou Library; and Chi Yung, Chinatown YMCA for their assistance.
For recommendations about a variety of local fare, please visit the student blog NYU Eats, developed for educational purposes by the NYU School of Professional Studies.
If you have a suggestion about a local cultural tradition or celebration, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
©Olivo: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau