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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Year of the Rooster

Time: Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Venue: Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

For more information, please contact Ms. Xiaotang Huang, Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) at 212.966.0100 or xiaotang@aabdc.com.

2017 Lunar New Year event photos

 

Background

Background

The Lunar New Year, the most important holiday for Asians around the world, has always meant great joy and happiness – the closing of the old year and the welcoming of a prosperous new beginning. Following that tradition, AABDC has been organizing an annual event of festivities to celebrate the Lunar New Year with all New Yorkers.

From 1998 to 2005, an annual lighting ceremony and private reception were held on the evening before the Lunar New Year on top of the 86th floor of the Empire State Building where various government officials were invited to present proclamations in recognition of the Lunar New Year. That night, the 1327 bulbs on the top of the Empire State Building were illuminated in gold and crimson which are the auspicious colors of Asian traditional festivities and with the lighting we ushered in the arrival of the Lunar New Year.

Since 2007, AABDC has held the annual Lunar New Year gala at the historic Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street, the executive suite at Macy’s Headquarters and the Magic Room at the LVMH Tower in midtown 

Past Events

Past Events

2016 Lunar New Year 

Time: Thursday, Feb 16, 2016

Venue: Macy’s Herald Square, Executive Floor (13 FL), New York City 

Honored: Honoring New York Elected Officials Who Made It Possible for the Lunar New Year to Become a Public School Holiday.

2015 Lunar New Year 

Time: Thursday, Feb 12, 2015

Venue: Macy’s Herald Square, Executive Floor (13 FL), New York City 

Honored: Community Service Award

– Corky Lee

 

2014 Lunar New Year 

Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Venue: Macy’s Herald Square, Executive Floor (13 FL), New York City 

Honored: Distinguished Artist Award

– Xinle Ma

For more information, please contact Ms. Xiaotang Huang, Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) at 212.966.0100 or xiaotang@aabdc.com.

News Links:

SinoVison Net | China Press | China News | Phoenix TV | World Journal | China Daily | Guest of Guest 

 

2013 Lunar New Year 

Time: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Venue: Macy’s Herald Square, Executive Floor (13 FL), New York City 

Honored: Emerging Asian American Designers Award

– Tana Chung, Tana Jewelry 

– Ryo Liu, Pinkyotto

– Sally Wu, Act.1

 

2012 Lunar New Year

Time:January 20 , 2012

Venue: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton's Magic Room in New York City

Honored: Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award

– Edward Jay Goldberg for Macy's

– Eugene Kelly for Golgate-Palmolive

– Renaud Dutreil for LVMH

 

2011 Lunar New Year

Time: February 1, 2011

Venue: Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street in New York City

Honored: Asian American News Anchorwomen

– Cindy Hsu for CBS

– Vivian Lee for NY1

– Sapna Parikh for Fox

– Lucy Yang for ABC

 

2010 Lunar New Year

Time: February 11, 2010

Venue: Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street in New York City

Honored: New York City Council's first ever New Majority

– John Liu, New York City Comptroller

– Margaret Chin, New Yourk City Council

– Peter Koo, New York City Council

– Grace Meng, New York State Assembly