Year of the Ox within the Chinese calender lands upon January 26th in 2009. Chinese New Year in Brooklyn, New York parties in celebration of the Year of the Ox, as you will find great events for the entire family to bring in the Chinese New Year. Those born on the Year of the Ox, every twelve years on the Chinese calender, are said to be mentally strong, patient, and spiritually grounded. There is Hanukkah, there is Kwanzaa, there is Christmas before the New Year. During New Year’s, we celebrate, but the Chinese celebrate upon another day, for this is their week. During the Chinese New Year the Chinese workers take off for one complete week, just as many experience during the Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. A time to celebrate the Ox, as Brooklyn New York shares the 2009 Chinese New Year Year of the Ox with a sparked event of honoring such a week. Here is a list of 2009 Chinese New Year Year of the Ox parties and celebrations that you can enjoy if you are in the Brooklyn New York area during the last week of January.
Myth of the Beast
Nian (or Year) is a beast from the past, an angry tyrant at that. This beast plowed into good people’s lives spreading fear. One day the beast met their match by way of a little child. The child wore red, and when the beast seen the red, it fled. People noticed this so they decided to create red lanterns to hang in hopes to keep that beast out of their villages and lives. Noise makers also kept that beast away, and ever since the Chinese New Year reflects the red lanterns and firecrackers to better offer the honored myth.
Brooklyn Celebrates the Chinese New Year 2009 Year of the Ox
Chinese New Year 2009 Year of the Ox festival can be found at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. In China, Vietnam, and Korea, floral plants are said to bring luck in the New Year. Scents of peach blossoms, citrus trees, flowering quince, and other seasonal flowers at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are said to be incredibly attractive with a treat for the senses. Extraordinary musical and dance performances will offer much for families to enjoy, as children join in on workshops to help them celebrate on their level. Chinese brush-painting sessions are also offered to any adult to help them enjoy this event as well. These activities are included with Garden admission. For more information visit BBG.org.
Chinatown in on 8th Avenue, between 39th and 65th streets. Verrazano Narrows never looked so oddly impressive, as the other side of the bridge stands a world of Chinese tradition and culture in New York. Here you find markets, flower shops, restaurants, bakeries, toy and clothing stores for children, a great expression of Chinese-American heritage. Chinatown is said to be offering much for the 2009 Chinese New Year Year of the Ox celebration. A great place to travel within New York when celebrating the Year of the Ox in 2009. Activities are offered for children to partake, such as face painting in some areas. 2009 Chinese New Year Year of the Ox couldn’t get much closer than Chinatown in New York. Take a walk to Chinatown, it’s pretty much in Brooklyn, New York (it’s that close). You can gather any information (and available coupons) by visiting ExploreChinatown.com.
Chinese New Year Splendor is another great Chinese New Year 2009 Year of the Ox celebration presented by NTDTV, and offered in New York. This event stars the Divining Performing Arts with classical Chinese music and dance. What makes this event so special? The world class performers, masterful beauty in costumes, backdrops, and designed Chinese decor. The best thing about this performance would be the mouth dropping powerful pounds of the rhythmic drum. With the energy of an Ox, this show offers one of the best to come when celebrating the Year of the Ox. All of this show is completed with a full orchestra, and includes the largest LED screen in the world. Not bad for New York, as the Chinese New Year 2009 Year of the Ox of this magnitude can only be found in New York. For more information visit NYSplendor.com.
For those SINGLE adults gathering for the Chinese New Year 2009 Year of the Ox (January 26th), perhaps a belly dancer will help you to celebrate. When I ran across this, it actually made me laugh, but then again, those who want to celebrate may require a professional dancer to add to the Chinese New Year celebration. If you have $200 to $10,000 to blow on a belly dancer, you can either pay a chick on the street or contact Kelli. Kelli is willing to dance at any function since she leaves the door open for any event. On her website, she offers these events to participate in. From anniversaries, awards night, Bachelorette parties, banquets, Bar (Bat) Mitzvahs (lucky kid), Casinos, Birthdays, children parties (yes, this is NOT a typo), coffee shops (now that’s a “skin”ny cup), conventions, clubs, cruise ships, fund raisers, funerals (must be seeking browny points from God), high school reunions, father’s day parties (mommy pays), hotels (rooms?), March Madness parties (she shoots, she scores!), grand openings (no comment), Daytona 500 parties (fast dancer), dinner dances (what a dish), community events (coats for kids not included), church services (collection plate must be in her panties), Showers, and yes, Chinese New Years 2009 Year of the Ox. She gladly does her Chinese New Year Year of the Ox dance for those in Brooklyn, New York if they are celebrating the Chinese New Year.
The Chinese New Year of 2009 showers the Oxen in you while celebration the Year of the Ox.