Love in the Year of the Snake
Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre St., Manhattan)
Think it’s a coincidence that Chinese New Year overlaps with Valentine’s Day?
Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) discuss how ancient dating rituals still survive in a modern fast-paced urban setting, from checking your partner’s Zodiac compatibility to picking the right day for a wedding or a first meeting with the parents. Even if you’re still just trying to find that special person, the almanac tells you what days are good or bad to “break ground” and “begin a long journey” in the Year of the Snake.