Posted in To Do | music on January 26, 2009

Firecracker man

There will be celebrations across the city and around the world today as people mark the Year of the Ox. Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year. The holiday, also known as the Chinese New Year, is traditionally a time for gift giving and celebration. Each year is named after one of 12 animals. Festivities in the city include the annual firecracker ceremony and culture festival in Chinatown.

"For Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is always good because it's the start of a new beginning," said Better Chinatown Society President Nathan Conan. "Anything that's bad should be gone and we welcome the new beginning. So it's a good cultural festival to remind the Chinese who they are and where they came from."

"The lion dance basically is when the lion comes in," said Gregory Gong of the New York Freemason Athletic Club. "It's supposed to get rid of all the evil spirits and everything like that and it's supposed to bring good luck and good fortune to whoever it is."

The holiday is celebrated by more than a billion people around the world. [NY1]

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Yacht in Tribeca
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw in a store
* Whiplash @ UCB (Leo Allen hosts)
* Kiss Kiss, The Gay Blades & Plushgun @ Union Hall
* Andrew Bird & Christina Courtin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Lady Sovereign is not playing Pianos tonight.

Cursive's tour video series continues. The one they made in NYC below...

What else?

Cursive - Tour video 6: New York, NY

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Comments (11)

What time is Tom Yaps on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 2:56 PM

I have an extra pair of tix to the Andrew Bird show tonight. I can meet you at the door before I go in. $100.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:20 PM

Hey BV. You have the power to block IPs or blot certain words out of comments? That would be nice.

Posted by ee | January 26, 2009 3:21 PM

censorship?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:34 PM

andrew thompson @ soundfix - 9pm - free
record release! come check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:36 PM

Yacht is at 92Y Tribeca

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:26 PM

The ever lovable Hawskley Workman, 7:30pm at Joe's Pub

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:50 PM

Tom Yaps is always on

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:53 PM


Third Border (ex-Destroy All Monsters and Phantom Tollbooth) at Cake shop at 10.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:40 PM

Richie Spice was at SOBs tonight...and let me just say, it was a phenomenal show :)

Posted by JM | January 27, 2009 12:25 AM

Richie Spice was at SOBs tonight...and let me just say, it was a phenomenal show :)

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