On Tuesday, January 24, forty AABANY members, family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks took on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The night was filled with memorable moments: The New Asia Chamber Music Society performed the national anthem and there was a special lion dance performance during halftime. Two of our members caught t-shirts that were fired into the crowd by cannons and during the third quarter AABANY even got a shoutout on the Garden Vision big screen. And to cap it all off, the Knicks won a nail biter by a score of 105-103.
On Monday, February 14, AABANY attended the Knicks vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder game at Madison Square Garden. The night’s theme was Celebrating Lunar New Year – the Year of the Tiger. The stadium banners featured red lantern designs to observe the holiday. The lively halftime show featured lion dancers and folk dancers.
AABANY cheered on the Knicks in custom Knicks Chinese New Year t-shirts. The game was suspenseful, as the Knicks built a lead in the fourth quarter but fell back to a tie with less than a minute left. In a finale that left audiences on the edge of their seats, the game went into overtime and ended with the Thunder winning 127 – 123.
Thanks to everyone who came, especially to Membership Director Beatrice Leong for organizing the event. To learn more about the Membership Committee, please visit http://www.aabany.org/?page=130.
The all-star event will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Pentatonix, Plain White T’s, A Great Big World, Jessica Sanchez, DJ Poet Name Life, and Charice, as well as special guest participation by Dr. Mehmet Oz, apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Dante Basco and EGOT award winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
FALANY members are trying to order tickets to sit together. Please let Vincent Roldan (email@example.com) or Noel Vales (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in joining. Also, just prior to the event, FALANY will be meeting for a casual happy hour with Rudy Figueroa, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC and President of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), who will be visiting from Chicago. The location and time is TBD so please look out for further updates on this.