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News & Features lunar-new-year
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

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If you’re hanging around the neighborhood this Memorial Day weekend, we’ve put together a list of places and services that will either be closed or operating under a limited schedule on Monday, May 25: • Government offices and courts are closed. • There is no mail delivery. • All city public schools are closed. •…

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Everyone loves a hybrid holiday. This weekend, neighbors will be celebrating both Passover and Easter (Peaster? Eastover? Sounds like a weather forecast). Passover arrives tonight, March 3, at sundown, when Jewish neighbors will commemorate the Israelites leaving ancient Egypt with a ritual meal of bitter herbs, wine, matzoh, and maybe a brisket. The eight-day Jewish holiday overlaps with Good Friday…

Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

News & Features Source: Nate Steiner / Flickr
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Sheepshead Bay’s Jewish institutions prove that there’s more than just one way to celebrate Purim. With disco and dining, kids and cooking, carnivals and comedy, there’s something for everybody this year. The Jewish holiday kicks off next Wednesday evening. Celebrating the story of Esther, who rose to become queen of Persia, and who foiled the…

Arts & Culture lunar-new-year
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It’s the year of the ram! February 19 marks the Chinese or Lunar New Year, and since Southern Brooklyn is home to a large Chinese-American community, there will be many opportunities to celebrate this lively cultural event all month long. According to Chinese astrology, 2015 is the year of the ram or sheep. Every year…

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