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Lunar New Year – Year of the Pig / Boar in NYC

NYC Celebratory Events in Chinatown and other NYC locales

Early to Mid February, 2019

Year of the Pig / Boar, 4717 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!

Fireworks Off The Hudson

According to Fireworks by Grucci, this year’s Big Fireworks Celebration will be taking place on

February 11, 2019 beginning at 8:15 pm

As of the morning of Friday, February 8 there’s no word elsewhere regarding these fireworks. No one is mentioning it but, as we stated, Grucci has the display listed as taking place this coming Monday. Stay tuned for updates.

At the moment, one can only presume that it’ll take place at and around the same spot as past years by Pier 84 on the Hudson River around West 44th Street across from the Chinese Consulate.

  • If you’d like to see our video from last year’s pyrotechnic display then visit this page within New Yorkled. Keep in mind that the weather is usually bitter cold at that time of year but on that date in 2018 the temperatures were unseasonably warm; extraordinarily so.
  • The following is from a previous year: 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.

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Lunar New Year: 20th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival! There will be live performances, including singing and dancing, and vendors. At Grand Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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Lunar New Year Parade + Lion / Dragon Dances

Super Saturday Lion Dance Parades Hosted by NY Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club

Saturday, February 16, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm (keep in mind that another source has the same event or something very similar taking place on the day prior (February 15) through the same locations. Stay tuned for some clarity) “”On Saturday, February 16th over 20+ lion dance groups will be parading throughout the streets of Chinatown. Each groups’ lions will go store to store blessing and eating offerings. This day is the best day to get up close and watch lion dancing. Don’t get confused with the float parade on the 17th where you’ll be stuck behind a barricade.””

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Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Sunday, February 17, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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.

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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.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00 am – 5:00 pm There’s quite a bit in store for visitors this day at the museum! Have a look!

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MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America)

Lunar New Year Celebration
Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 am

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the Year of the Pig. Join special guest author Michele Wong McSween for a reading of her bookMy First Mandarin Words with Gordon & Li Li. Then visit the exhibition Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers to get inspired for a wiggly fish-making workshop led by educators from the Museum of Chinese in America.

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MOCA Lunar New Year Family Festival
Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am

Our friends at MOCA are having a fun family festival! Enjoy arts & crafts, performances, snacks, and stories inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions.

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Asia Society

Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year Saturday, February 9 2019 1:00 – 5:00 pm Celebrate the Year of the Pig! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Pig with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.

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Brookfield Place (Winter Garden)

Lunar New Year 2019 at the Winter Garden Saturday, February  9 2:00 – 3:15 pm “”Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance presented by Arts Brookfield in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center. The afternoon begins with a festive Lion Dance (1:40pm) that will move from the Oculus Westfield World Trade Center through Brookfield Place and into the Winter Garden. At 2:00 pm, their mainstage performance begins with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia.””

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NY Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic: Lunar New Year Concert Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 pm David Geffen HallThe New York Philharmonic’s annual Lunar New Year celebration returns, this year with a fiery program at David Geffen Hall. Experience “Fire Ritual”, a new violin concerto by Oscar winner Tan Dun, “Arirang”, Stravinsky’s beloved “The Firebird Suite”, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and more.

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Chinese New Year Festivities at the China Institute

Chinese New Year Family Festival Sunday, February 10, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm General Admission: FREE Register Now Ticketed Workshops Members: Adult $15; Children $5 (Become a Member Now!) Non-Members: Adult $20; Children $5 Kick off the Year of the Pig with China Institute’s signature New Year Celebration for families. The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, Music at China Institute workshops, face painting, New Year treats, games, and a special music performance by the Stephanie Chou Trio.

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Queens Botanical Garden

Lunar New Year Plant Sale February 2 – 9 Bring home a lucky plants for the Lunar New Year! From jade plants to peace lilies you’ll find out more about these auspicious beauties all week in the shop. +++ Year of the Pig Community Art Project Saturday, February 2 12:00 – 1:00 pm Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 9 and for the remainder of February. Please note: this family-friendly activity involves papier maché and paint. +++ Lunar New Year Celebration Saturday, February 9 2:00 – 4:00 pm Parking: $10 Celebrate the Year of the Pig at QBG with Lunar New Year themed crafts, performances, workshops, and activities for the whole family! Take a lucky plant home from our Lunar New Year Plant Sale sponsored by COTS Travel.

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In New York City’s Parks

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tuesday, February 5

Saturday, February 9

Saturday, February 16

Sunday, February 17

Sources / Links / More

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

Flushing Town Hall Events

Flushing Town Hall

Tradition Meets Modern Beauty: Wonju Seo’s Contemporary Interpretation of Korean Pojagi
Friday, February  1 | 5:30 pm | EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Dates: Saturday, , Feb 2 – Sun, Mar 3
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun, 12:00 – 5:00 pm; weekdays by appointment
$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens
In celebration of the 2019 Lunar New Year, this exhibition features dynamic geometric abstract textile art, which expresses the artist’s contemporary concerns and inspiration from the ancient art of Pojagi, traditional Korean patchwork wrapping cloths. Wonju Seo visualizes the process of redefining her personal and cultural identities through her artwork.

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Flour Dough Sculpture Making
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm  & 3:00 pm
$10/$5 Members & Children (per workshop; all materials included; for ages 7 & up)
Join Master flour dough artist, Xun Ye, for this unique workshop in traditional Chinese flour dough sculpture. Participants will learn basic dough art techniques to create their own animal or flower sculptures. Ye will also share a brief history of this art form and will demonstrate the sculpting of a child’s face.

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Make Korean Paper Pojagi
Saturday, February 9, 2:00 pm
$10/$5 Members & Children (all materials included; for ages 5 & up)
Taught by contemporary Pojagi artist Wonju Seo, participants will learn how to make a single layer paper Pojagi using 5 colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, White and Black) of Asian rice paper and glue. This paper Pojagi can either be displayed as art or used as a decorative window screen.

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New York Classical Players: Paik & Beethoven
Friday, February 15, 8:00 pm
FREE (with online RSVP)
Acclaimed pianist HaeSun Paik and New York Classical Players return to FTH for a Beethoven double feature. Ms. Paik continues NYCP’s  Beethoven Project – a three-year adventurous commitment to perform all five Beethoven piano concertos – with stirring First and dazzlingly powerful Third Piano Concertos. Samuel Adler’s Concertino offers a contemporary perspective on the concerto form with lively dance movements and energetic themes.

Flushing Town Hall Events (more)

Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez
Saturday, February 16, 1:00 pm (WORKSHOP), 2:15 pm (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
INTERACTIVE ARTS WORKSHOP AT 1 pm
$8/$5 Children/FREE for Members & Teens with Tickets to 2:15pm Show (RSVP required)
David Gonzalez presents an interactive storytelling workshop featuring four distinct elements of communication: language, voice, gesture, and imagination. Physical and vocal warm-ups and a fun array of theater games. Lots of fun, lots of learning!

FAMILY PERFORMANCE AT 2:15 pm
$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens
Multimedia storytelling with Chinese subtitles. This family performance by master storyteller-performer David Gonzalez is a rhymed verse spin on the classic fairy tale with live music and image projections that create a magical multimedia world in which our beautiful (and funky) princess is awakened by true love’s kiss… or not. School performances available. Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details.

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Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar
Sunday, February 17, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
$5/$3 Members
For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy performances, art making, lantern making, and food to celebrate the Year of the Pig! Add to our community Red Envelope Show. The Temple Bazaar is offered in two sessions. Your ticket admits you to the timed session of your choice. Get your tickets before it’s too late! Join the dragon parade at Flushing Library at 9:30 am

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Noreum Machi
Friday, March 1, 8:00 pm
$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
Noreum Machi, referring to a performer who is so skilled that no one would dare to follow on stage, specializes in the virtuosic Korean percussion music known as Samul-nori. Coming from Korea, Noreum Machi’s colorful program includes spectacular percussion dialogues, haunting shamanic chants, and entrancing acrobatic dances. School performances available. Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details.

Queens Library Events

Queens Libraries

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations at the Queens Library

Taking place at multiple locations…’and please be sure to double check at the official page for changes and such as well as for whether any of the items below are specifically geared towards children.

Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

  • Thursday, January 24 @ 3:00 pm
    Bayside
    214-20 Northern Boulevard
  • Thursday, January 31 @ 2:30 pm
    Mitchell-Linden
    31-32 Union Street, Flushing
  • Saturday, February 2 @ 2:30 pm
    Fresh Meadows
    193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
  • Saturday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm
    McGoldrick
    155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Music and Dance!
Friday, January 25 @ 5:00 pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
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Lunar New Year Making of our Library Mascot Peppi the Pig for Kids
Tuesday, January 29 @ 4:00 pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing
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Lunar New Year Lantern Craft
Tuesday, January 29 @ 4:00 pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway
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Lunar New Year Craft Program
Wednesday, January 30 @ 3:30 pm
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
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Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

  • Wednesday, January 30 @ 3:30 pm
    Queensboro Hill
    60-05 Main Street, Flushing
  • Thursday, January 31 @ 3:30 pm
    Auburndale
    25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing
  • Saturday, February 2 @ 12:30 pm
    Windsor Park
    79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
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Lunar New Year Story Craft
Thursday, January 31 @ 4:00 pm
Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue
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Lunar New Year Celebration
Friday, February 1 @ 4:00 pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
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Lunar New Year Craft
Saturday, February 2 @ 11am
McGoldrick
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig Craft Workshops
Saturday, February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
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Lunar New Year Craft
Monday & Tuesday, February 4 & 5 @ 4:00 pm
Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
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Lunar New Year Lantern Adult Craft
Monday, February 4 @ 6:00 pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway
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Lunar New Year in History
Tuesday, February 5 @ 2:30 pm
Teleconference
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Queens Library Events (more)

Lunar New Year Craft Program
Tuesday, February 5 @ 3:30 pm
McGoldrick
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
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Lunar New Year Celebration
Tuesday, February 5 @ 4:00 pm
Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
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Lunar New Year Craft
Tuesday, February 5 @ 4:00 pm
Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
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Lunar New Year Arts & Crafts
Tuesday, February 5 @ 4:00 pm
Seaside
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig!
Tuesday, February 5 @ 4:00 pm
Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point
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Year of the Pig Origami
Wednesday, February 6 @ 3:00 pm
Douglaston/Little-Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck
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Lunar New Year Puppet Show
Wednesday, February 6 @ 4:00 pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica
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Lunar New Year Celebration: Red Envelope Craft
Thursday, February 7 @ 3:00 pm
Douglaston/Little-Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck
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Chinese Craft Program: Year of the Pig
Friday, February 8 @ 4:00 pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
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Lunar New Year Storytime & Craft Program
Saturday, February 9 @ 10:30am
Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing
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Family Storytime: Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 9 @ 11:15am
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
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Lunar New Year Concert presented by CBA Culture and Art Center
Saturday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
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Chinese-American Parents’ Association Presents: Lantern Festival Event
Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!
Sunday, February 24 @ 12:30 pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
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Other 2019 Lunar New Year Calendar Items

Still to be updated items below

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Everything below this point is from last year’s listings.

Stay tuned for updates and new additions!

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

Crowds are in Chinatown enjoying the Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

  • Details Yet To Come…

NY Historical Society

  • Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog
    At the NY Historical Society
    Sunday, February 25th, 2018
    1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Free With Museum Admission
    All Ages
    Join them for food, red envelopes, and festivities celebrating Lunar New Year! Many New Yorkers say Gong Hey Fat Choy each new year, but have you also heard Chuc Mung Nam Moi, sur s’dey chh’nam t’mey? In conjunction with our exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975, learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated through food and culture in Southeast Asia.

Other Celebrations

 

 

MoCA (Museum of Chinese in America)

  • Updates to come

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