Celebrate the Lunar Festival in NYC

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Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Celebrate the Lunar Festival in NYC – Find out where and when to take part in this year’s Chinese New Year festivities!

Celebrate the Lunar Festival in NYC


It’s the Year of the Pig – How do you plan to celebrate?

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Chinese New Year begins today, but the festivities here in NYC will be going on for a few weeks. Parades, Lantern Festivals, Cultural Festivals and so much more.  The festivities started this past weekend and continue on until March.

Whether you are a local or a tourist visiting at this time, there is a lot of Chinese culture to experience in NYC at this time of year!

February 5th – Fireworks Ceremony and Cultural Festivity

What time? – 11am

Where? – Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Christie Street and Forsythe Street, NYC

February 5th – Lunar New Year in Prospect Park

What time? 12pm

Where? – Prospect Park Audubon Center – Lincoln Rd. entrance

February 6th – Lunar New Year Concert & Gala

What time? – 7:30 pm

Where? – New York Philharmonic

February 9th – Breakfast Reception

What time? – 9:30am

Where? – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, 135-32 38th Avenue, Flushing

February 9th – Lunar Festival Parade

What time? – 11am

Where? – Union Street and 37th Avenue, Flushing

February 9th – Chinese New Year Celebration – Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

What time? – 1pm

Where? – Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

February 10th – Brooklyn Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

What time? – 10:30am

Where? – 8th Avenue & 50th Street, Sunset Park

February 17th – Lunar Festival Parade

What time? – 1pm

Where? – Mott Street and Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway finishing at Eldridge and Forsythe Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park

February 17th – Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar

What time? – 11am and 2pm

Where? – Flushing Town Hall – 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

February 22nd – Lunar New Year 2019

What time? – 4:30pm

Where? – Sunset Park Library – 4201 4th Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

March 24th – Lantern Cultural Festival

What time? – Various

Where? – 5th Avenue and 36th Street & 8th Avenue and 66th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

These are just some of the highlights, however there are additional activities and you can find out more about these here and here.

Are you ready to come to NYC to celebrate the Year of the Pig!


Want to create your own Lunar Festival menu at home? Check out some of these recipes!

Chinese New Year Recipes

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