From us at triscribe: happy Chinese New Year! (or Lunar New Year; or whatever you celebrate: it is something to celebrate).
Time Out NY has some listings of the events in town. Here’s a link to Time Out NY’s Chinatown guide; it’s pretty decent, I daresay.
Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) had their family festival today.
New York Public Library has a nice tumblr post on the Lunar New Year, and noted that the Chatham Square branch has a unique oral history event for the Chinese New Year.
A lot of stuff going on, including… um, that thing called the Super Bowl. But, whatever it is, have fun!
(cross-posted at sswslitinmotion.tumblr.com)
Some stuff to read and food for thought:
The Christmas spirit, as part of Pope Francis’ 1st Christmas mass as pope. Pope Francis noted in his homily: “There are both bright and dark moments, lights and shadows. If our heart is closed, if we are dominated by pride, deceit, self-seeking, then darkness falls within us and around us.”
From NPR: “Writing ‘Rudolph: The Original Red-Nosed Manuscript” – how fascinating to learn about the origins of Rudolph!
Here it is from WNBC 4: Christmas extravaganza in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY.
Another NYC classic: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, retold by WNBC 4′s Gabe Pressman.
And WNBC’s annual Christmas Sing Along at Rockefeller Center (NBC Headquarters):
Time flies. Here are some of our posts from the results of Superstorm Sandy:
The eve of Sandy (with more presidential campaign and Star Trek anniversary coverage than anything else – and a little sports and a reminder of how Gangnam Style captured our imagination.
Some of FC’s photos of the local gas station, the lines for supplies, and the return of the subway.
The days after…
WNYC has special series on Life After Sandy.
Oh, and according to Time Out NY, MTA is going to be nice to mass transit riders on the anniversary of Sandy; free rides for riders on the A and R? Cool!
I’m not sure of the full effects, because in so many ways, we’re still feeling it (R and G subway tunnels’ repairs are ongoing, as far as NYC goes, and I shake my head about South Street Seaport, since change is change, when the storm just made the change go faster; and the effects on public housing is horrid, because these were buildings that didn’t get nearly enough help before Sandy in the first place). Infrastructure investments and many other implications are not stuff we’re facing, but then again, are expectations too high, too low, too whatever?