Lunar New Year 2023 in New York, sometimes called Chinese New Year, is an important spring festival celebrated across East and SouthEast Asia. It is the big family festival in the Asian world with family gatherings, house cleanings, gift-giving and firecrackers to scare away evil spirits. Today Lunar New Year is one of the great human migrations because everyone who can … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year 2023 in New York, Year of the Rabbit
New York's Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival 2023 is a firecracker lighting ceremony with Chinese dance, culture, and food in Manhattan, Chinatown. At Lunar New Year, we light firecrackers to scare away bad spirits. We don't just light single firecrackers, we light strings and walls of firecrackers. You've never seen anything quite like this. … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival 2023
Diwali, the West Indian and South Asian festival of lights, is a five-day festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The tradition is celebrated in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh communities of South Asia and the Diaspora. It is a national holiday in many countries. South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, … [Read more...] about Celebrate Diwali, the West Indian and South Asian Festival of Lights
The Mid-Autumn Festival is an Asian harvest tradition. It's a time to visit family, give thanks for the past year, and pray or hope for good fortune in the coming year. Like most human culture, many of the traditions began as rituals of faith, but evolved into secular folk traditions. This is a Pan-Asian tradition. It has Chinese roots, but is celebrated across East and … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, the East Asian Harvest Tradition
The 30th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2022 is on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens on Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 2022. Free. This is a Chinese heritage festival, but the Chinese Diaspora is everywhere in the world, so this is really a multicultural festival. Latins can be Chinese descent too and the culture is familiar to many East and Southeast Asians. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2022 is Back in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is May in the United States. Many Latins don't realize that we are Asian too, and had historic interactions with Oceania (Pacific Islands). Indigenous Americans Came From Siberia Historically, American Latin is a mix of Indigenous, European, and African. Whether we call ourselves "Indians," "Native Americans," … [Read more...] about Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
The Battery Dance Festival is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Now held at Wagner Park in Manhattan's Financial District, it's stage backdrop of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty is one of the world's most stunning dance stages. Battery Dance Festival curators have a truly unique global practice and perspective. The Battery Dance Festival … [Read more...] about The 39th Battery Dance Festival goes Virtual for 2020