Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat

Abrons Arts Center and Wing on Wo & Co. — the oldest family business in Manhattan’s Chinatown — ring in the “Year of the Metal Rat” with a celebration for the Lower East Side community, featuring live performances by MazuDogs, Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Vincent Chong and Wo Chan, karaoke, and DJ sets by HU DAT, Ushka, OHYUNG, and Yasmin Adele Majeed. Refreshments provided by Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Kopitiam.

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ABOUT

The W.O.W Project is a community-based initiative that reinvents, preserves, and encourages Chinatown’s creative culture and history through arts, culture and activism. Located inside Wing On Wo & Co., the oldest continually-run family business in New York’s Chinatown, The W.O.W Project was established by fifth-generation store owner, Mei Lum, to bring concerns of a rapidly changing Chinatown into a resident-led space for intergenerational dialogue and action. Since its inception in 2016, The W.O.W. Project has held numerous panel discussions about the role of art and social change, an annual storefront artist-in-residency program, film screenings showcasing Asian American women filmmakers, and several Chinatown storytelling open mic nights, that have reached over 1,000 residents. Our core mission is to create space for conversations to happen across language barriers and generational gaps to actively shape the future of Chinatown.


FUNDING

The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image Credit: Taehee Whang