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It’s the Chinese New Year and 2011 is the year of the Rabbit and we’ll be sure to celebrate. This year the 12th annual Chinatown parade kicks off at 11:30 on Saturday, February 6th. Elaborate floats, bands, and dancing dragons wind the streets of Chinatown From Mott to Worth. After the spectacle winds down the festivities will continue on Bayard St. with food, music, dancers and martial arts.

Sacred Gallery NYC is proud to announce The TaTa Gala, “Best of the Breasts."  The group art show to benefit breast cancer research opens Saturday February 5th at 7 pm.

Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects and electronic synthesizers, Alloy thrashes and grinds soulful music from unlikely sources.

Lola Star is a star in her own right, making t-shirts, teaching classes and being an all-around entertainer. Make sure to check her out this weekend!

“We do not regard the audience to be served simply an indiscriminate mass of viewers; nor do we believe that it is necessary to aim at a common denominator and especially the least common denominator.” 

Meet the cast of the award-winning film, "Open Invitation", which follows a real couple through the swinger's scene in San Francisco. Check out the screening with Screenwriter Andrew Sullivan, director Ilana Rothman, and adult star Lorelei Lee on Friday, January 28th at Babeland Soho.

Please tell Gov. Quinn that your support repeal of the death penalty in Illinois.  Every call, email and letter counts!  Let's give the Governor the political cover he needs to sign this bill by showing him how much support there is for death penalty abolition! This is not just about Illinois, it is about creating a ripple effect.

Get an exclusive look at hundreds of the newest boats, cutting edge technologies and must-have accessories as the industry’s leading companies from the northeast gather to showcase their latest and greatest products at the 2011 New York Boat Show. The northeast’s premier boating event will cruise in New York’s Jacob Javits Center  through January 23, 2011 and invites attendees to discover the best in boating as they board and compare boat options side by side at competitive bargains, and find exclusive show specials on the newest marine accessories and electronics.

“The perfunctory mention of the City's business with minority and women entrepreneurs was disappointing, and the claims of three-fold progress cannot be substantiated.  There has been much talk from this Administration about M/WBEs, but any actual progress is hard to pinpoint. Hopefully, the Mayor means to be more serious about better results with opportunities for minorities and women."

The New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) is a preeminent showcase for world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish experience. A collaboration between The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Jewish Film Festival presents a diverse program of narrative features, documentaries, and short films, including world, United States, and New York premieres.