A ribbon cutting is held to celebrate the partnership between Madison Avenue BID and the Shanghai Bund Association at "Madison Street to Madison Avenue" Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

“Madison Street to Madison Ave”, A Lunar New Year Celebration on the Upper East Side

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Dragon dancers at "Madison Street to Madison Avenue" Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Dragon dancers at “Madison Street to Madison Avenue” Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Chinatown Partnership, East Midtown Partnership, Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and SUNY’s Confucius Institute for Business joined forces to present “Madison Street to Madison Ave”, bringing the joyous celebration of Lunar New Year from historic Chinatown to the Upper East Side on February 6, 2016.

Lion dancers and dragon dancers at "Madison Street to Madison Avenue" Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Lion dancers and dragon dancers at “Madison Street to Madison Avenue” Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Dragon dancers and lion dance troupes travelled from Madison Street by double-decker bus, arriving at East 76th St. and Madison Ave to perform, prior to the historic signing ceremony celebrating the partnership of the Madison Avenue BID with the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Shanghai, China.

Yue-Sai Kan. Photo by Lia Chang

Yue-Sai Kan. Photo by Lia Chang

Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan; Rep. Carolyn Maloney; Chair of the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Michelle Lee; President and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, Duncan Edwards; Sr. Vice President & International Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines International, Jeannette Chang, and NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop were among the special guests who were in attendance.

SUNY's Confucius Institute for Business, Director of Global Affairs,Dr. Maryalice Mazzara; Rep. Carolyn Maloney; Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan; Sr. Vice President & International Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines International, Jeannette Chang; Chair of the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Michelle Lee; and NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop at “Madison Street to Madison Avenue” Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

SUNY’s Confucius Institute for Business, Director of Global Affairs,Dr. Maryalice Mazzara; Rep. Carolyn Maloney; Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan; Sr. Vice President & International Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines International, Jeannette Chang; Chair of the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Michelle Lee; and NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop at “Madison Street to Madison Avenue” Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

A ribbon cutting is held to celebrate the partnership between Madison Avenue BID and the Shanghai Bund Association at "Madison Street to Madison Avenue" Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

A ribbon cutting is held to celebrate the partnership between Madison Avenue BID and the Shanghai Bund Association at “Madison Street to Madison Avenue” Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

The Lion dancers continued down Madison Avenue to East 54th Street. The Harman Store and 527 Madison Avenue hosted Lunar New Year family entertainment and musical performances. www.eastmidtown.org/lunarnewyear.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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