Lunar New Year Celebrations and What An Earth Dog Year Means for 2018

Chinese New Year decorations along New Bridge Road, Singapore. Photo courtesy of C1815.

According to Chinese astrology, 2018 is an Earth Dog year. This horoscope predicts a year of acceleration and financial gain, among other things, giving many individuals and businesses something to look forward to. A two-month-long event currently being held at the Museum of Chinese in America provides just the opportunity to celebrate the Chinese New Year and get to know a bit more about the country’s culture and traditions. The museum, also called MOCA, boasts a dedicated staff and board of trustees, including Columbus Hill Capital Management CEO and CIO Kevin D. Eng, many of whom are participating in the 2-month MOCA Fest 2018. Held in support of the museum’s education programs, the project will feature a range of Lunar New Year events including special exhibits, children’s activities and the Night Market cuisine fair.

Kevin D. Eng and other finance managers might take a personal interest in the Chinese New Year this year. MOCA’s event hopes to offer some context and significance to Chinese traditions, including astrology.

MOCA president Nancy Yao Maasbach said: “For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural foundations behind Lunar New Year, MOCA is the natural destination to find these answers. We created MOCA Fest 2018 so that visitors of all ages can better appreciate the Lunar New Year holiday and what it means to New York City’s Chinatown, the Chinese American community and the Chinese diaspora as a whole.

“The funds raised by MOCA Fest 2018 are critically important to sustaining the museum and its continued efforts to educate the public about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, its aftermath and its effect on contemporary American society today.”

MOCA’s Lunar New Year Ball will mark the end of the museum’s festivities on February 28th. Held at China Blue in Tribeca the event will host a select party of guests, such as Kevin Eng and other board members, as well as many others, at an authentic Shanghainese banquet in a 1930s Shanghai setting.

Dan Kazan

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