Happy Lunar New Year from the AAPI Committee
Wed, Jan 18 4:11pm


Dear families,

The P.S. 107 AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) parent committee would like to wish our entire school community a happy Lunar New Year! Though traditionally celebrated across many Asian countries and within large Asian diasporas, such as in the United States, all are welcome to participate in local cultural events and festivities! Below, you’ll find:

  • Links to local Lunar New Year events
  • A guide to local Asian restaurants
  • Children’s book recommendations

This year, Lunar New Year starts with the new moon on January 22, 2023, according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar (though dates vary for Asian cultures using different lunar calendars). Festivities typically take place for two weeks.

We’ve had fun creating an informational packet about Lunar New Year that will go home with each of your children by the end of this week. We hope you enjoy!

Warm wishes,

Your AAPI Committee


Local Lunar New Year events:

Saturday, January 21

Sunday, January 22

Saturday, January 28

Sunday, February 12

Ongoing, through January 31

Local Asian food:

Children’s book recommendations:

  • Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
  • The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang
  • Tet Together by Alice Trinh
  • Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade by Lyla Lee
  • The Great Race by Dawn Casey
  • Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan
  • A New Year’s Reunion by Li Qiong Yu
  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year by Natasha Yim
  • Tomorrow is New Year’s Day: Seollal, a Korean Celebration of the Lunar New Year by Aram Kim