NYC – Chinese Lunar New Year Events – 4715 Year of the Rooster – New York City

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Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster in NYC

NYC Celebratory Events in Chinatown and other NYC locales

 

Mid January – Mid February, 2017

Year of the Rooster, 4715
Please be sure to scroll through this entire page, since it’s not all in chronological order.
Also, we’ll be there in Chinatown to snap photos and take videos of the Dragon Dances and other celebrations! It’ll be lot’s of fun with much in store for everyone!

FIRE WORKS

Fireworks Spectacular Over the Hudson: Multiple barges on the Hudson had launched a true fireworks spectacular on February 6th, 2015. Designed and organized by CAFA, and executed by world-renowned Fireworks by Grucci, the display, titled “The Voice of Fantasy”, utilized groundbreaking firework designs from CAFA and a live simulcast of music by Tan Dun to tell a New Year’s story of celebration and conservation. We’ve been in touch with Grucci and are awaiting word of a possible upcoming Fireworks Display in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
This year the fireworks take place on January 26, once again over the Hudson River.

  • Last Year: Hudson River – Pier 84 around West 44th Street

Also, have a look at this additional page with other listings of related events taking place last year so’s to give you an idea of other events and such.

Lunar New Year Parade + Lion / Dragon Dances

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
    Along Mott Street from Hester to Worth Street; Along Division to Eldridge Street; Along Eldridge to Hester Street; Over to Forsythe Street; Along Forsythe to Grand Street.
  • Lantern Festival in Sunset Park
    Details yet come…
    There will be cultural performances, martial arts, lion’s dancing, art and crafts, calligraphy, giveaways, free popcorn, cotton candy, and social services booths.

Chinese New Year Festivities at the China Institute

  • Kick off the Year of the Rooster with China Institute’s signature New Year Celebration. In the afternoon, we open our doors to families for New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, storytelling, and lantern-making. In the evening, adults and families alike are welcome to a party featuring a lion dance, food, and live music.
    Visit this page to learn more…

Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • At The Met Fifth Avenue
    “”May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rooster, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.””

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Brookfield Place (Winter Garden)

  • YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CELEBRATION!
    Saturday, February 11, 2017
    Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family friendly performance presented in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center. This performance will feature a burst of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration

Queens Libaries

Lunar New Year Parade in Queens Libraries
Various Events taking place at locations at Queens Librar(ies) or in relation to the Queens Library:

Please note how the following items for the Queens Libraries are from last year.
Stay tuned for updates to come regarding this year’s listings…

  • Tuesday Art Explorers
    Children of all ages create an exciting art project every week. Projects include making a picture frame, winter wonderland, art inspired by famous artists and historical figures, a Lunar New Year celebration, and more.
    SEASIDE Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, 718-634-1876
    bus: Q21, Q22, Q35, Q53 / train: A, S to Beach 116 St., Rockaway Park
  • Puppet Show
    Kids and teens are invited to a Lunar New Year puppet show, featuring paper marionettes created by teens.
    FLUSHING Library, 41-17 Main Street, 718-661-1200
    bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q58, Q65, Q66, QBx1 / train: 7 to Main Street (last stop) LIRR: Port Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
  • Lunar New Year Craft
    Child age 5 and up will celebrate the Lunar New Year by creating a special craft project and learning about the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
    BAY TERRACE Library, 18-36 Bell Boulevard, 718-423-7004
    bus: Q13, Q28
  • Lunar New Year Craft
    Join us for a fun New Year craft for age 7 and up!
    MCGOLDRICK Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Av. (off Northern Blvd), 718-461-1616
    bus: Q13, Q28
  • Celebrate the Asian American Community in Queens
    This Lunar New Year, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association for a community history event. Share your memories of Queens and get your family photos digitized for free! The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home. Bring your materials and stories and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!
    FOREST HILLS Library, 108-19 71 Avenue, 718-268-7934
    bus: Q23, Q60, Q64 / train: E, F, R or M to 71st / Continental Ave
  • New York Classical Music Lovers Association 2016 Lecture Series: Going to the Palace of Music Featured programs include: 1/9 – New York Uncle Tang: How to analyze a song; 2/6 – Special Chinese New Year celebration, “Let’s Sing”; 3/12-
    Sissi Zhao: The great pianist Chopin and his works, and how to help children learn piano; 4/9 – Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in eastern and western compositions (Part 1); 5/7- Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in Eastern and Western compositions (Part 2).
    FLUSHING Library, 41-17 Main Street, 718-661-1200
    bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q58, Q65, Q66, QBx1 / train: 7 to Main Street (last stop) LIRR: Port
    Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
  • Lunar New Year Calligraphy Exhibit and Writing Presented by Thomson Chou
    Mr. Chou and his associate will demonstrate Chinese calligraphic art for the audience, and attendees will have the opportunity to receive a piece of calligraphic work as a gift from the artist to welcome in the New Year. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor
    FLUSHING Library, 41-17 Main Street, 718-661-1200
    bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q58, Q65, Q66, QBx1 / train: 7 to Main Street (last stop) LIRR: Port
    Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
  • Lunar New Year Craft
    We’re celebrating the Year of the Monkey with a delightful craft project for age 5 and up. Preregistration is required.
    MIDDLE VILLAGE Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, 718-326-1390
    bus: Q29, Q38, Q54 / train: M to Metropolitan Ave-Middle Village
  • Chinese New Year’s Lanterns
    Make a fun Chinese New Year’s craft at this workshop for grades 6 and up!
    WOODHAVEN Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 718-849-1010
    bus: Q56 / train: J to 85 Street/Forest Parkway
  • Tuesday Art Explorers
    Children of all ages create an exciting art project every week. Projects include making a picture frame, winter wonderland, art inspired by famous artists and historical figures, a Lunar New Year celebration, and more.
    SEASIDE Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, 718-634-1876
    bus: Q21, Q22, Q35, Q53 / train: A, S to Beach 116 St., Rockaway Park
  • Celebrate Lunar New Year
    Welcome the Year of the Monkey and celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese culture and presentations.
    LAURELTON Library, 134-26 225 Street, 718-528-2822
    bus: Q5 / train:
  • Tuesday Art Explorers
    Children of all ages create an exciting art project every week. Projects include making a picture frame, winter wonderland, art inspired by famous artists and historical figures, a Lunar New Year celebration, and more.
    SEASIDE, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, 718-634-1876
    bus: Q21, Q22, Q35, Q53 / train: A, S to Beach 116 St., Rockaway Park
  • Lunar New Year Craft
    Celebrate Lunar New Year with a beading craft for children of all ages and their families. Light refreshments will be provided by
    Friends of Flushing Library.
    FLUSHING Library, 41-17 Main Street, 718-661-1200
    bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q58, Q65, Q66, QBx1 / train: 7 to Main Street (last stop) LIRR: Port
    Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
  • Tuesday Art Explorers
    Children of all ages create an exciting art project every week. Projects include making a picture frame, winter wonderland, art inspired by famous artists and historical figures, a Lunar New Year celebration, and more.
    SEASIDE Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, 718-634-1876
    bus: Q21, Q22, Q35, Q53 / train: A, S to Beach 116 St., Rockaway Park

Other Celebrations

Snug Harbor

  • LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Music Hall

    Date and details to come

Asia Society

  • Date and details to come
    Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year6 February, 2016
    1:00pm – 4:00pmAsia Society rings in the Year of the Monkey with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY
    $5 students, seniors, children; $7 members (Dual Family members FREE); $12 nonmembers. Tickets available the day of event.

NY Historical Society

  • Details yet to come

Flushing Town Hall

MoCA (Museum of Chinese in America)

Other Related Events taking place in our parks

  • Please Stay tuned for additions and updates…

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Here is a listing of addtional sources regarding our Chinese Community, our Chinatowns and the upcoming celebrations: