On Sunday, the Year of the Tiger ends and the Year of the Rabbit begins.
And to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Asian culture, the American Dream, a 3 million square foot retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford, will feature cultural events, art exhibitions, decorations and live performances. Fashion shows, traditional lion dances, live music and more are held throughout the holiday season through February 4th.
During Thursday’s event, Chinese Consul General Huang Ping in New York spoke from a stage set up at Court A, Level 1, as a means of promoting mutual understanding between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. pointed out the importance of the meeting with between the two countries and their citizens.
He called the relationship “very important.”
“We need to do more to improve the human experience because it is the best way to lay the groundwork for developing relationships and the most important Because it’s a way,” said Juan.
Huang spoke of the “American Dream” not only as the memorable place where he gave his speech, but also as the long-standing ideal of equal opportunity and a better life for American residents.
“It’s actually the same dream shared by everyone in this whole world,” he said. “So let’s celebrate together!”
Jersey City’s Laura Fung Ross brought her five-month-old son Benjamin Ross to Thursday’s event for a special lighting ceremony.
“I was born in Hong Kong and moved here with my family when I was eight years old.” And we’ve lived in New Jersey for 30 years.
“Benji, first generation Chinese born in America!”
Fung-Ross said he considers himself very lucky.
“We lived in Central Jersey most of our lives,” she said. “It seems like a huge Asian Chinese population, right? There are so many great restaurants, authentic Chinese, Cantonese, Szechuan, and more. I live in and always feel at home.”
Franklin Park’s Man Yi said she “doesn’t see decorations like this,” even though her area has a large Asian population.
She brought her grandmother Kwai Tai.
“She will be 95 in about six weeks,” said her granddaughter. “So I want her to see as much as possible about Chinese New Year and culture right now. See the many decorations and festivals and feel the atmosphere.”
To make the intergenerational family day even more exciting, she brought her niece Charlotte Chan to accompany her 8-year-old great-grandmother.
“I asked her parents if they would take her to school today,” she said, before taking a picture of her family in front of a giant balloon sculpture of a rabbit and four lanterns hanging from the ceiling. I took
After the speeches, dignitaries and officials gathered on stage behind a glass Lunar New Year countdown ball and illuminated the night-visible red lights on the Dream Wheel of the American Dream.
“As we all know, the rabbit represents good luck. The rabbit moves fast. We need to act quickly,” Huang said.
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