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What Is Your New Year’s Resolution?

At the Lunar New Year Reception on February 17, 2018, share your New Years Resolution with other parade goers at the St. George’s Episcopal Church! A member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Shweta Parmar from Gutsier Living, will lead this fun and reflective activity.
What are your wishes and intentions for this Year of the Dog?  The energy of the dog can help facilitate much great change in your life and the Flushing community??  Dogs symbolize warmth, honesty, fierce loyalty, endless supply of love, helping hands, kindness and positivity, and travel adventurers.  On the other hand, negative attributes are rigidity in their beliefs, irritability, and control freaks!  What change do you want to make in your life and community?

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Helen You @ Dumpling Galaxy

HELEN YOU is the chef and owner of Dumpling Galaxy  in Flushing, Queens. Dumpling Galaxy’s founder has redefined the humble dumpling – from lamb and green squash with Sichuan pepper to wood ear mushroom and cabbage – her creations are simply out of this world.

New York Times critic Pete Wells calls Helen You “a kind of genius for creating miniature worlds of flavor.” Fresh off the press, Flushing’s jiaozi master just launched her new cookbook “The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook” featuring 60 recipes for classic and unexpected dumplings. She co-authored the stunning cookbook with Max Falkowitz, a native of Queens and senior digital editor at SAVEUR. 

According to Helen in her cookbook, “For some, dumplings are merely the start of a meal, but in my family they sit at the center of the plate.” She reflects upon the significance and role of this humble food in her life, emphasizing that, “Everything I have today I owe to dumplings, and they have always meant more than just a good meal.”

Helen grew up in Tianjin, a northern port city just southeast of Beijing, China. She grew up during the Cultural Revolution, learning how to roll fresh dumpling wrappers with extra-thin edges, by her mother’s side, while her father was in a labor camp. She moved to the United States in her mid-20s. In 2007, she opened Tianjin Dumpling House, a stall in the Golden Shopping Mall basement food court in Flushing. Her dumplings were made from scratch and with the freshest ingredients in the hearty, rustic style of those found in Tianjin. As word of her delicious dumplings began to spread and her customer base grew more diverse, Helen kept developing new flavors and inventing new dumplings.

Eventually, Helen opened Dumpling Galaxy at 42-35 Main Street Flushing, her restaurant which offers every kind of dumpling ever possible. Her restaurant’s Chinese name literally translates to “One Hundred Kinds of Dumpling Garden.” Indeed, the dumpling menu is 100 items long and the kitchen churns out as many as 10,000 every day. They include classic recipes, like her mother’s favorite ground pork with garlic chive, as well as other recipes she developed, including lamb with summer squash, beef with Indian curry powder, cabbage with snappy wood ear mushrooms, and muscular dried octopus.

On SAVEUR, Helen offers up a complete guide to mastering Chinese dumplings at home and provides tips and tools for creating your ideal one-bite marvel. Watch a video featuring Helen’s dumpling making skills in ‘7 ways to make sure you are making the best dumplings possible’ on SAVEUR  here.

Join us at the Flushing Chamber’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb 8 for a live dumpling making demonstration by Helen You and sampling of her famous dumplings. The author will also do a book signing of her new cookbook.



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Lunar New Year Parade (Pre-Parade Reception)

Pre-Parade Reception at the Chamber Office

Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10 – 11am

Celebrate 2017, the Year of the Rooster, by participating in the famous Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing, Queens — the most diverse community in New York City!

March with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce! Meet at our office (39-01 Main Street, Suite 511) between 10:00AM and 11:00AM for some hot coffee and donuts… then, we’ll head off to the parade site together.

The parade (itself) lasts for approximately an hour; please make sure to dress warmly and in layers; we encourage attendees to also bring signs and banners. Afterwards, enjoy the diverse culture and amazing food in our community. See you then!

**The Parade is organized by a coalition of community groups led by the Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) and the Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ). Please post and help spread the word about this annual celebration of American pride and multiculturalism!**

FREE. RSVP HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-parade-pre-parade-reception-tickets-15303746919?aff=erelpanelorg





To celebrate the festive occasion, the Flushing Chamber is also going to be holding its first Lunar New Year Celebration at the beautiful historic Flushing Town Hall on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 6 – 8.30 pm  

Individual ticket: $20  At the door ticket: $28

MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-2017-celebration-tickets-20974217449


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Dreadfully cold but majestic Flushing Lunar New Year Parade

Frigid temperatures couldn’t keep Asian-Americans from celebrating the Lunar New Year in grand style during the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday morning.

Governor Andrew Cuomo was grand marshal of the festivities and, prior to the march, accepted the “Man of the Year” award from the Flushing Chinese Business Association. He lauded Asian-Americans in Queens for bringing energy, economic power and culture to the “World’s Borough,” adding that their contributions have made Queens “stronger than ever.”

“It’s such a joy to see the Asian-American community flourishing here in Queens, making New York a
better state. Because that is the New York story,” Cuomo said. “People come from all over for a chance at opportunity and education to be part of this city and state, and they make this city and state stronger. And the Asian-American community is a beautiful example of that.”

Following the award ceremony, the march got underway featuring traditional lion and dragon dancers, monkey dancers in honor of the Chinese Year of the Monkey, drummers and other performers. Groups representing organizations such as Met Life, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, F&T, the Buddhist Light International Association, the Korean Veterans of the Vietnam War, Boy Scout Troop 888 and Met Life also participated.


Link to original article here.

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