Generasian is wishing all of our readers a very happy Lunar New Year! In case you couldn’t tell from the picture, this year is the Year of the Horse. Supposedly, people born in a Year of the Horse are energetic, intelligent, and have great communication skills. They are somewhat impatient and can have a quick temper - especially when confronted with failure.
Some NYU clubs are hosting events where you can enjoy some yummy Asian food and celebrate the Lunar New Year in style. We’re also posting some events happening outside of NYU. And of course, to keep in line with our poor college student budget, ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!
NYU CSS Presents: Lunar’s Eve!
Head out to NYU’s Chinese Student Society’s event to enjoy all sorts of traditional Chinese foods such as rice cakes and roast pork. There will also be raffles for red envelopes filled with mystery gifts.
Date and Time: TONIGHT! (Thursday, 1/30/14) at 8 PM
Location: Kimmel 802
NYU TASS: 1st Spring General Meeting
NYU’s Taiwanese American Student Society will be holding their first general meeting of the Spring semester tonight. It will be a great opportunity to meet the current members and of course grab some free food (and bubble tea!) and play fun games.
Date and Time: TONIGHT! (Thursday, 1/30/14) from 6-8 PM
Location: Kimmel 914
If you’re busy tonight, there are plenty of events happening in the rest of the city this weekend.
Lincoln Center Chinese New Year Dance Event
Come out for this outdoor event (brave the cold) and join the New York Philharmonic in their celebration of the Lunar New Year. There will be the traditional Dragon Dance performed by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and a Mongolian folk dance-inspired piece put on by the National Dance Institute.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 1 from 3-6 PM
Location: Lincoln Center, Josie Robertson Plaza (Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th Street)
Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
Finish off your weekend in Chinatown (downtown Manhattan) and join the rest of the community in one last hoorah for the Lunar New Year. There will be tons of people, more Dragon Dancing, and numerous other performances traveling with the parade.
Data and Time: Sunday, February 2 starting at 1 PM
Location: The parade will begin in Little Italy at Hester Street and Mott Street and ends at Forsyth Street and Broome Street.
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐!!