Celebrate Chinese New Years in Vancouver

Celebrate Chinese New Years in Vancouver
Gung Hay Fat Choy!  It’s the Chinese Year of the Rabbit so on February 6, hop on down to Vancouver’s Chinatown and join in the celebrations.  Vancouver has one of the largest Chinese communities in North America and every year this spectacular parade attracts over 50,000 spectators. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the year of the Rabbit actually begins on February 3,  but the parade will be held on Sunday, February 6 starting at noon at the Millennium Gate in Chinatown (map)...
January 27th, 2011 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, family fun, holiday

Celebrate Chinese New Year’s with a BANG!

Celebrate Chinese New Year’s with a BANG!
... 6th, Washington DC will celebrate the start of the year of the rabbit. The Lunar New Year will be celebrated with an exciting parade through DC’s Chinatown, complete with musicians, dancers, and marching bands. The highlights of the parade include the colorful dancing dragon, a symbol of prosperity, good luck and fortune, the powerful drummers and the lighting of thousand of noisy firecrackers intended to drive away evil spirits. The festival’s programs also include live music and dance performances,...
January 20th, 2011 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, chinese-new-year, Events, parade

Discover Buenos Aires’ Chinatown

Discover Buenos Aires’ Chinatown
  Every big city around the world has its own Chinatown, so needless to say is that Buenos Aires has one too. It is located in a small corner of the beautiful barrio de Belgrano. Chinatown starts at the intersection of calle Arribeños and avenida Juramento (map) and runs for a few blocks along calle Arribeños. Walking around this small area is almost like leaving Argentina, although you can still find flashes of the local culture. For example, you can walk by a bakery window and see empanadas...
December 6th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Chinatown, chinese food

Mexico City’s Chinatown

Mexico City’s Chinatown
It may not come as a big surprise that Mexico City, like most major cities, has a Chinatown neighborhood. However, given the enormous population of Mexico City, I was surprised to learn that Mexico City’s Chinatown is one of the smallest Chinatown neighborhoods in the world. Locally known as Barrio Chino, it extends for one short pedestrianized block along Dolores Street in the city’s historic center. Chinatown, Historic Center, Mexico City The neighborhood is a nice place to explore, although...
June 29th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in DC

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in DC
... – Sunday, February 21, 2010,  2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission – Free, no tickets required Nearest Metro Subway Station – Gallery Place/Chinatown, Green, Yellow and Red lines, then a 1-block walk, or use the DC Circulator bus. Parking – Limited metered street parking and area paid garage parking is available. Images – Flickr – parade street scene, dancing dragon, tiger Related places: A ...
February 19th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, Events, featuredarticle, new year, parades

It’s the Year of the Tiger

It’s the Year of the Tiger
... the few remaining illuminated parades in the country, will start at 2nd & Market, weaving through the streets and finally ending in the heart of Chinatown.  With over 100 entries that include floats, elaborate costumes, fierce creatures, acrobats, the 250 foot Golden Dragon (with a crew of over 100 people to carry it), firecrackers, and lots of noise, this celebration promises to be just as exciting as enthusiastic as past years. If you are making plans to attend the parade, bleacher seats...
February 16th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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What’s so cool about… Chinatown?

Aside from the happening places around Honolulu and Waikiki,  Oahu’s Chinatown, which extends east-west from River Street to Richard Street and north-south between Beretania and King Streets, can be enjoyed either by day or by night. The urban lofts and historic buildings of Chinatown feature fine art galleries, unique restaurants and some of Hawaii’s hippest bars. By day, Chinatown is a loud, bustling, pungent open market – by night, it’s populated by young hipsters who...
September 10th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, first-friday, honolulu, Music & Nightlife

Historic Chinatown

Vancouver has the third largest Chinatown in North America.  Chinese immigrants started arriving  here in 1858, lured by the promises of gold in the Fraser Valley.  The B.C. Coast became known as “Gold Mountain”.  Later many of these men were employed by the hundreds to work on the C.P. Railway.  Later they began settling in the area known as Shanghai Alley and Canton Alley.  These two alleys were the site of a vibrant nightlife, an opera house, shopping and political and cultural...
August 12th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Chinatown, culture, Family Friendly, History & Information, park and gardens, parks, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, shops

Photo Op: Seattle’s Chinese Community Girls Drill Team

... both for their precision work and their beautiful costumes.  Precise, dramatic, and beautiful. Pboto credit: Andy McLeod @flickr Tags: Chinatown, Chinese Community, drill team, parades, People Watching, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Photos, Seattle, summer events ...
July 26th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, Chinese Community, drill team, parades, People Watching, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Photos, Seattle, summer events

Chinatown Boardroom – Surf Discussion

Chinatown Boardroom is pleased to have Mark Fragale as a speaker for the Surf Discussion Series. Mark Fragale is the Curator of The Honolulu Surfing Museum. Mark is an avid surfer who’s lived in Hawaii since the 1970’s; he has a thorough background as a surf historian coming from not only his personal experiences surfing but also from his employment history with companies such as Bunger Surfboards and Hannon Surfboards. The Honolulu Surfing Museum has a collection of surf memorabilia includes...
June 15th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, chinatown boardroom, Downtown, honolulu, News & Events, surfing

Much More than Seafood at East Ocean Restaurant

... Saturday night at the East Ocean Restaurant. I’d never been, but my inner-city working husband assured us that it offered the best Asian food in Chinatown. Their yum cha is an institution, but on the night we dined it was all a la carte. I’m not really an adventurous eater, and I tend to approach Asian cuisine with a little trepidation. Thankfully the menu was exhaustive, so even I could find some tasty choices. And the large aquariums at the front of the restaurant assured us that no matter...
March 24th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, chinese, East Ocean Restaurant, Food & Beverage, haymarket