The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. We love to experience diversity in food, art, and culture, and the Lunar New Year is a wonderful opportunity to do this all across New York. In this issue, discover our favorite ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in NYC. Learn about the symbolism of the tiger throughout art history at the Met, enjoy the food and festivity of the Chinatown parade, and much more.
Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Tiger at the Met
January 29, 2022
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Lunar New Year Festival hosted by the Met. The family programming is free with admission to the museum. Featured activities include a tour of depictions of tigers in the Met’s collection, story time for young children, and a discussion of ceremonial robes.
Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown NYC
February 6th, 2022
Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Pig.
The New York Philharmonic Lunar Concert
February 6th, 2022
The New York Philharmonic will celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger with a special event for the 2022 season. The orchestra will be joined by violinist Stella Chen for pieces from Bizet’s Carmen and Ma Sicong’s Nostalgia. Earl Lee will conduct fan favorites including Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture.
Visit the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) “redefines the American narrative one story at a time.” The museum has been collecting and documenting Chinese American history since the early 1980s. Honored as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, the museum aims to show American history through a critical lens and to inspire visitors from all backgrounds to connect the past and the present, the global and the local, and more.
Enjoy some dumplings!
The dumpling has a rich cultural history that dates back to ancient China. The traditional dumpling is a symbol of a better year ahead, and eating them on Lunar New Year represents wealth and abundance. A wide variety of flavors is symbolic of the value of working and staying together.
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