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Year of the Ram
Celebrating Lunar New Year in
Manhattan’s Chinatown

Feb 18 (Lunar New Year Eve)
Enjoy dinner with friends and family at restaurants all around Chinatown, Little Italy and the Bowery. Whether it’s Cantonese, Malaysian, Sichuan, Shanghainese, Thai, or Vietnamese, there are plenty of flavors available in the neighborhood to match your appetite and the evening’s festive mood.


  • Nonya, 199 Grand Street
  • Amazing 66, 66 Mott Street
  • Pho Vietnam 87, 87 Chrystie Street
  • Sichuan Hot Pot Cuisine, 34 Pell Street
  • Pongsri Thai Restaurant, 106 Bayard Street
  • Red Egg, 202 Centre Street
  • Royal Seafood, 103 Mott Street
  • Chatham Square Restaurant, 6 Chatham Square


Feb 19 (Lunar New Year Day)
New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
SDR Park, South side of Grand St (between Chrystie & Forsyth St), 11am

Bundle up and come out early to get a good spot along the perimeter of SDR Park and enjoy the official firecracker ceremony to ring in the Lunar New Year. After the ceremony is over, check out the cultural festival booths.

CCBA Lunar New Year Performances
62 Mott Street, Basement, 12:30pm

Enjoy cultural performances by young students at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), founded in 1883 to serve and protect the interests of the Chinese people in the New York metropolitan area.


Feb 21
MOCACREATE: Museum Makeover!
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, 1pm to 4pm

Help ring in the New Year by crafting your own handmade decorations to adorn the Museum.


Feb 22
Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Begins at Canal/Mott Street and ends at SDR Park (Grand Street), 1pm

The largest Lunar New Year parade in New York City, line up early along the parade route to get a good view of lion and dragon dancers, performers, floats, elected officials and other notables. After the parade is over, check out festival booths at SDR Park, or walk around the neighborhood south of Canal Street as lion dances continue and happy revelers shoot off confetti-filled poppers into the air.


Feb 24
NYC Comptroller Lunar New Year Reception

Surrogate’s Courthouse
31 Chambers Street, 6pm to 8pm

- Paul Mak, President, Brooklyn Chinese-American Association
- Detective Sue H. Too, New York City Police Department
- Lieutenant Steven Li, New York City Police Department
- Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

RSVP to events@comptroller.nyc.gov or call 212-669-4466.


Feb 2
NY City Council Lunar New Year Reception

Council Chambers, City Hall, 5:30pm

RSVP to eventscoordinator@council.nyc.gov


Feb 26
Hester Street Collaborative Lunar New Year Party
113 Hester Street, 7pm

Celebrate the Year of the Ram and the unveiling of HSC’s 8th annual installation of Lunar New Year lanterns, created by local youth from M.S.131 and the Chinatown YMCA in nearby Sara D. Roosevelt Park. There will be drinks and dumplings!


Feb 28
Known as Super Saturday, streets including Mott, Elizabeth, Bayard, will be filled with lion dances from 11am to 2pm. Come out with friends and family for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the neighborhood on this “super” day.

MOCAFAMILY: Lunar New Year Family Festival
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, 11am to 4pm

Enjoy an awe-inspiring lion dance, create zodiac themed crafts, embark on storytelling journeys, and sway along with Chinatown's Red Silk Dancers – and much more family fun at MOCA, so herd on over!


United Fujianese American Association 11th Annual Lantern Festival
88 East Broadway between Chatham Square & Market Street, 12pm

Small parade will take place along Chatham Square and Market Street, followed by stage performances and giveaways at Market Street. Lanterns will be hung along East Broadway.


New York City Public Advocate Letitia James & The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of N.Y., INC Lunar New Year Celebration
Public School 124, 40 Division Street, 7:00pm

Please RSVP at: Achen@pubadvocate.nyc.gov / 646-369-5607


Mar 5
Lantern Festival Performance
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor, 7pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with H.T. Chen & Dancers!


Mar 6
Lantern Festival Performance
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor, 7pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with H.T. Chen & Dancers!


Mar 7
Lantern Festival Performance
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor, 7pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with H.T. Chen & Dancers!

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Around New York City

Feb 21
Celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ram
Public School 310
942 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219, 11am to 2:30pm

Enjoy many activities and performances that day such as lion dance, martial arts performance, the "Lucky Messages Writing Contest" and our "Kids Traditional Costume Contest".

Lunar New Year Parade
Flushing, Queens, 11am



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