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Madison Street to Madison Avenue, A Lunar New Year Celebration on Upper East Side on Feb. 6

Dragon in Chinese New Year Parade in New York Chinatown Photo by Lia Chang

Dragon in Chinese New Year Parade in New York Chinatown Photo by Lia Chang

Madison Street to Madison Avenue, a Lunar New Year celebration on the Upper East Side on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on Madison Avenue from 54th Street to 77th Street.

Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai KanRep. Carolyn MaloneyGale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop are among the special guests who’ll attend the Madison Street to Madison Avenue Lunar New Year Celebration.

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Highlights include:

  • 11:00 AM, Madison Avenue at East 76th Street: We’ll welcome Lion Dancers and a Dragon, and witness the historic signing ceremony celebrating the partnership of the Madison Avenue BID with the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Shanghai, China. Among the confirmed attendees is Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan (right)
  • 11:15 AM–1:00 PM, Madison Avenue from East 76th Street to East 54th Street: Lion Dancers and Dragon will perform, while participating retailers including Baccarat, Bally, CH Carolina Herrera, Chopard, Coach, Dennis Basso, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Michael Kors, Mulberry, NARS will host special in-store Lunar New Year programming
  • White and Black Lion Costumes in Chinese New Year Parade, New York Chinatown, 2002. (Lia Chang)

    White and Black Lion Costumes in Chinese New Year Parade, New York Chinatown, 2002. (Lia Chang)

    12:00–3:00 PM, the Harman store and 527 Madison Avenue (at East 54th Street) will host a variety of indoor and outdoor Lunar New Year-themed family entertainment and musical performances. Including calligraphy demonstrations, face-painting by Silly Cheeks, and Lunar New Year Photo Booth. And performances by FJ Music Fusion, the New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Fei Fang, Les Ballets de ‘Opera Chinois de New York, and traditional Chinese face-changing by Peng Li

  • 1:00 PM, Madison Avenue at East 54th Street: Public officials and program participants will make remarks

Madison Street to Madison Avenue is co-produced through a unique collaboration between the East Midtown Partnership, Confucius Institute for Business at the SUNY Global Center (116 East 55th Street), Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, and Chinatown Partnership.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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