Resources from the DEI Committee- Lunar New Year, Holocaust Remembrance and African American History Month 2022!
Mon, Jan 31 4:26pm

Lunar New Year, Holocaust Remembrance Day and Black History Month!

 

Dear Families,

 

Tomorrow is Lunar New Year! Celebrated by millions of people worldwide, Lunar New Year is considered a very important holiday in China, Vietnam, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and other parts of Asia. It is an opportunity to reunite with family and celebrate traditions dating back over 4,000 years!

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Ways to celebrate Lunar New Year!

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Museum of Chinese in America MOCAKIDS The Mane Event : Lion Dance Workshops

On Tuesday, February 1st, join lion dancers from the United East Athletics Association for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn all about lion dancing.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Lunar New Year

Celebrate with the family on Saturday, February 5, (10am–1pm & 2pm-5pm) by learning about the festival and traditions of Lunar New Year through storytelling, live music, plus a calligraphy workshop and a rooftop lion puppet parade led by the Chinatown Community Young Lions.

Staten Island Museum Korean Lunar New Year: Seollal Crafts and Games

Ring in the Year of the Tiger with the Staten Island Museum and Korean Community Development Center!  Saturday, February 12, (2pm-4pm).

 

Ways to Celebrate Virtually

Brooklyn Public Library Online: 

Red-Firecrackers – The story of the first Lunar New Year, and The Story of Nian and The Origin of Chinese Lunar New Year Customs. Saturday, February 5, 1-2pm

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Virtual Lunar New Year Festival

Experience art making, watch dance performances, listen to stories and learn more about the Year of the Dragon, celebrated across Asia. (Ongoing)

 

Things to Watch

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th

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  • In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, explore this year’s theme of Memory, Dignity and Justice by reading a book for children or tweens. Here are some options.
  • Learn about the town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon the French village that provided refuge for thousands of Jews.

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Black History Month - February 2022 (more resources to come!)

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  • Learn about Seneca Village, the prominent African American community that existed on the land before Central Park was built by New York City. 
  • Take a tour of Seneca Village with the Urban Park Rangers.
  • Watch artifacts that tell the history of a once vibrant  African American community.

 

 

 

 

In Solidarity,

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI)