NYC – 2017 – Chinese New Year – Firecrackers – More

Chinese New Year’s Day Firecracker Festival I got a chance to visit Chinatown during the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 28. this Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, started a week-long celebration of performances, vendors, and giveaways and on this day, plenty of  firecrackers. This Chinatown  party featured was full of people and […]

NYC – Small things add to Chinatown’s charm

  This is a short piece just to remind us that there are still plenty of obscure things to find while visiting or re-visiting a city. Looking at the photo below you immediately know you are in Chinatown. Streets are  filled with all kinds of imagery.   We have all heard that the sum of […]

NYC – Chinatown – joss Paper – Funerals

Joss Paper (Funeral Customs) Third of three in Chinatown series Joss paper are sheets of paper that are burned in traditional Chinese deity or ancestor worship ceremonies during special holidays. Joss paper is also burned in traditional Chinese funerals. Usually made of white paper cut into the shape of a copper coin, joss paper is scattered […]

nyc – Chinatown – People

Chinatown – People (second of a three part Blog)                           Spent some time in Chinatown and Little Italy. It was a sunny day and a weekend. It still amazes me th at the charm of this area still makes me feel great! The following […]

NYC – Chinatown – Hand Fans

  Chinatown – first of three in series The fan has a long history in Chinese culture. Since ancient times, along with the changes from one dynasty to another, the function of the fan has also changed. The fan was originally used for blocking the view, the sun or the wind and for keeping cool. […]