Chinese New Year is upon us, ready to ring in the year of the dragon! While temple fairs around the city are highly anticipated for next week, this week many international schools are planning student celebrations for their school communities: Dulwich College Beijing celebrates today from 10am-3pm; Harrow International School Beijing has a celebration for the Lower School on Thursday from 1-3:30pm, and for the Upper school on Friday from noon-3:30pm; The British School of Beijing features a Chinese New Year Assembly on Friday from 9:15-11:45am; and the International School of Beijing celebrates all day on Friday from 9am-3pm (school divisions at different times). It’s a great time to appreciate Chinese culture, traditions, and festivals!
Other things going on in Shunyi:
*INN hosts its Shunyi Coffee Morning at Mrs. Shanen’s tomorrow, January 19 from 10am-noon. Although somewhat hidden behind the billboard barricades, Mrs. Shanen’s is still open for business! Come and connect with others in our area – perhaps you can find out about the upcoming changes in our neighborhood!
*With the nearby village coming down, I’ve just learned that The Yard, the Malaysian restaurant connected to Smallville, will open in its new location at Euro Plaza on the 3rd floor (directly below Michael’s Place) by the end of February. In addition to their tasty menu, they will continue to carry some of the Smallville favorites, such as the carrot and chocolate cakes, as well as all-day breakfast and kids’ meals.
*Michael’s Place (Italian Restaurant) is going to open at a new location! While the Euro Plaza restaurant will remain as is, a new location at Dragon Bay (Lake View Place) plans to open by early February. Stay tuned!
*Where can you buy CNY decorations? I probably don’t need to post this, but for those who aren’t aware: there is a seller on the 1st floor of Euro Plaza next to McDonald’s that has an abundance of decorations available; Beidong Flower Market sells decorations both inside and outside; BHG in Euro Plaza has a nice selection of different dragons and items for sale. Don’t forget to check in regular stores such as Jenny Wang’s and Kids Plus, too, for everything from stuffed dragons to paper cut outs and lanterns.