AALDEF Honors Thomas S. Kim and Kal Penn with 2022 Justice in Action Awards  

On Wednesday, March 9, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) presented this year’s Justice in Action Awards to Thomas S. Kim, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at Thomson Reuters, and Kal Penn, actor and author. Thomas Kim received the award for his career in service to diversity and inclusion and his bold leadership against anti-Asian hate. Kim urged the audience to “Stand up. … Continue reading AALDEF Honors Thomas S. Kim and Kal Penn with 2022 Justice in Action Awards  

The 24th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival Kicks Off at Mott and Canal at 1pm

The 24th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival to celebrate the Year of the Tiger will take place today at 1:00pm in New York Chinatown. Parade route: Mott and Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Festival & Booths: 12:00PM – 4:00PM Kimlau Square, … Continue reading The 24th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival Kicks Off at Mott and Canal at 1pm

Watch: Year of the Tiger Celebration with the DNC Featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Deputy Executive Director Roger Lau, DNC Vice Chair Sen. Tammy Duckworth, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Lilan Bowden, David Henry Hwang, Lisa Ling,  Daniel Dae Kim, Timothy Huang, BD Wong, Philippa Soo, Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee and more

The DNC AAPI Caucus is hosting a virtual Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7pm ET / 4pm PT to welcome the Year of the Tiger. The event is hosted in partnership with NextShark, a leading AAPI-focused media company and produced by Enfranchisement, and will be hosted and co-streamed on the DNC YouTube channel and NextShark’s Facebook page. The celebration will feature special appearances … Continue reading Watch: Year of the Tiger Celebration with the DNC Featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Deputy Executive Director Roger Lau, DNC Vice Chair Sen. Tammy Duckworth, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Lilan Bowden, David Henry Hwang, Lisa Ling,  Daniel Dae Kim, Timothy Huang, BD Wong, Philippa Soo, Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee and more

Multimedia: Inside the Year of the Tiger Celebration with Sifu Paul Koh and Bo Law Kung Fu

I spent my second Lunar New Year celebration at Bo Law Kung Fu located at 290 Grand St., on the corner of Eldridge St. in New York Chinatown. The festivities kicked off with Tiger and Lion Dancers performing on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the school on February 5, 2022. Inside the school, Kung Fu students, their parents and guests lined the perimeter … Continue reading Multimedia: Inside the Year of the Tiger Celebration with Sifu Paul Koh and Bo Law Kung Fu

Multimedia: Lia and Doualy Celebrate Year of the Tiger at the 24th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival, Joe’s Shanghai and Yu and Me Books in New York Chinatown

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, I headed to Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York Chinatown to usher in the Year of the Tiger at Better Chinatown USA’s 24th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival. Mayor Eric Adams and many other local officials spoke at the Year of the Tiger festivities, which featured dragon and lion dancers, singers, and traditional dancers. … Continue reading Multimedia: Lia and Doualy Celebrate Year of the Tiger at the 24th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival, Joe’s Shanghai and Yu and Me Books in New York Chinatown

Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced today that she has introduced new legislation to create a federal holiday for Lunar New Year, as Asian Americans prepare to ring in the Year of the Tiger on Tuesday.  Meng’s measure would make Lunar New Year a federally recognized holiday in the United States, adding it to the list of eleven federal holidays that are currently recognized. The … Continue reading Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Feb. 8: New York Philharmonic Lunar New Year Concert to Feature Conductor Earl Lee, Violinist Stella Chen, and Vocalist Hera Hyesang

Celebrate the Lunar New Year — and welcome the Year of the Tiger — with the New York Philharmonic at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $89-$159. Click here to purchase tickets. Violinist Stella Chen joins the Orchestra in Bizet’s Carmen Fantasie and Ma Sicong’s Nostalgia, and Hera Hyesang sings songs by Dvořák, Cho Doo-nam, and Lim Geung-soo. Earl Lee conducts audience favorites … Continue reading Feb. 8: New York Philharmonic Lunar New Year Concert to Feature Conductor Earl Lee, Violinist Stella Chen, and Vocalist Hera Hyesang

Chinatown NYC: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in New York

2022 NYC Lunar New Year Events  Source: Chinatown.org Tuesday, February 1, 2022 is the first day of the Lunar New Year, celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The Lunar New Year is a fifteen day celebration. The actual date is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar and falls in late January or early February. The celebrations last for 15 days, although today, many families celebrate … Continue reading Chinatown NYC: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in New York