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Happy Lunar New Year! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year 4713, the Year of the Sheep, based on the Chinese lunar calendar. On Tuesday night, a Grucci fireworks display over the Hudson River launched a week-long celebration of Chinese art and culture in New York City. For the event schedule, visit the website Fantastic Art China. Many thanks to ATZ reader Jim Levine, who sent us his gorgeous photos and video of the fireworks.

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year 2015

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year, February 17, 2015. Photo © Jim Levine

According to the event’s organizer, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (part of the Chinese Ministry of Culture), this is the first time in U.S. history that a large-scale fireworks show celebrated the Lunar New Year. The three-barge Grucci Fireworks spectacular employed 27 pyrotechnicians and took 972 man hours to set up. Grucci has produced the fireworks entertainment for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, as well as seven consecutive U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, and World’s Fairs.

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year 2015

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year, February 17, 2015. Photo © Jim Levine

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year 2015

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular on Hudson River for Chinese New Year, February 17, 2015. Photo © Jim Levine

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Rainbow Over Brooklyn Cyclones, Coney Island

Rainbow Over Brooklyn Cyclones, Coney Island. August 19, 2013. Photo © Jim Levine

On August 19, this rainbow surrounded Coney Island’s MCU Park during the Brooklyn Cyclones first game of a double header against the Staten Island Yankees. It brought them good luck. They won the first game. Now the Cyclones are in first place but just barely.

“With just six games left, the Cyclones find themselves 1/2 a game in front of the Aberdeen IronBirds in the race for the McNamara Division title,” according to the team’s website. They’re looking to clinch the title this weekend and go on to the playoffs. The last two home games are Saturday and Sunday, with Beatles-themed fireworks shot off from the stadium after Saturday’s game.

Last night, Cyclones GM Steve Cohen asked the twitterverse to root for Coney Island’s home team:

Thanks to ATZ reader Jim Levine for his photo. Through September 21st, we’ll be posting our favorite photos of the summer.

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