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Chinese New Year

The Takeaway

Lunar New Year: Fighting to Keep Tradition Alive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

For a younger generation of Asian-Americans growing up in the United States, celebrating the Lunar New Year has become an afterthought.

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The Takeaway

An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase presents music and musicians from China to celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year.

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The Sporkful

Ringing In Lunar New Year with Chef Eddie Huang and Notorious MSG

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dan tries chicken feet and a dessert soup called tang yuan with some passionate eaters who are defying stereotypes of Asian-Americans.

WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Dumplings, Popcorn & Buffalo Wings

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Described as part vaudeville, part circus and part burlesque, "La Soiree" at the Union Square Theatre is one staff recommendation for this weekend. Oh yeah, there's also the Super Bowl.

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Live Broadcasts

Listen: NY Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Last Saturday, the Philharmonic presented its annual Chinese New Year Concert with a starry roster of soloists, including pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and cellist Jian Wang.

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Operavore

Giving Puccini's Turandot the Finale it Deserves

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Lunar New Year began on Sunday, and the moon plans an important role in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, one of the most popular Western operas with an Asian setting.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Chinese New Year and Spring Festival Salute

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This past weekend, WQXR celebrated the Lunar New Year. To help welcome the Year of the Golden Snake, this week’s Young Artists Showcase features a pair of encores and highlights from a 2012 studio visit from tenor Yi Li, who shared some of his favorite Chinese folk songs.

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The Takeaway

Chinese New Year Earns Stamp of Approval

Monday, February 11, 2013

For the Chinese, this Lunar New Year marks the Year of the Snake, a creature of the Chinese Zodiac that embodies gracefulness, materialism, and intelligence. Brooklyn-based illustrator Kam Mak's work can be seen in the Postal Service's commemorative stamp for this Chinese New Year.

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The Takeaway

Chinese Explore New Perspectives on a Changed Country in the New Year

Monday, February 11, 2013

This year is the Year of the Snake, and many in China will find that their home country has changed. Over the past year, China has experienced significant cultural unrest, from disputes over problematic labor practices to reform of the income distribution system. Donald Gross, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses new perspectives in the Lunar New Year.

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Top 5 @ 105

Dana Leong’s Top Five Asian Restaurants in NYC

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dana Leong enjoys soup-infused dumplings, top-shelf sushi and Thai food cooked with love in Hell’s Kitchen when dining out in New York.

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Movies on the Radio

Evoking China

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland offers film music that brings East and West together, blending Chinese and western instruments and traditions in colorful, exciting ways.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Lucky Foods for the Year of the Dragon

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cookbook author Grace Young discusses auspicious foods to eat for the Lunar New Year. Try her recipe for Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce, a dish that symbolizes prosperity.

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WNYC News

Look | Chinatown Celebrates the New Year

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Year of the Dragon kicked off with fireworks, confetti and other activities, including lion and dragon dancers in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. Millions of Asians around the world are celebrating with feasts, family reunions and festivities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Happy Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's the "Year of the Water Dragon"--which is considered particularly special. Sheryl WuDunn will explain why and talk about the massive migration of 200 million people travelling for the one big holiday of the year in China. WuDunn is an investment banker and writer, Pulitzer-prize winning former reporter with the New York Times and the co-author, with husband Nicholas Kristof of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Friday, February 04, 2011

Ed Schoenfeld, dubbed long ago by Gourmet magazine as "the curator of Chinese food in America," and Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories, discuss foods and rituals for the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the rabbit.

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WNYC News

It's New Year's Day For Other Cultures, Too

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Most New Yorkers are aware that Thursday is the start of the Chinese New Year, but fewer know that many other cultures throughout Asia also celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year on February 3. Korean New Year, Tibetan New Year, Himalayan New Year, and Vietnamese New Year are also being celebrated around the city.

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Features

Chinese Lunar New Year Hops into Town

Monday, January 03, 2011

Say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Here are our top choices for how to ring in the Lunar New Year in New York.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Dumplings for the New Year

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Danielle Chang of Lucky Rice talked to WNYC's Amy Eddings about Chinese New Year. Celebrate on Sunday with traditional cuisine that will bring prosperity and fortune.

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WNYC News

Lunar New Year Parade 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Thousands of New Yorkers welcomed the Year of the Ox at the 10th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade on February 1, 2009.

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