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The Chinese New Year in NYC guide

Find out where to celebrate Chinese New Year in the city with our guide to the best events and venues ringing in the Year of the Chicken

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Ring in the Chinese New Year this January with dragon dances, vibrant floats and yummy vendor food. Head to Chinatown for one of the best things to do in the winter, the annual Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. Looking to make the most of your time in Chinatown? Whether you’re down for some shopping or drinking at some of the best bars in Chinatown, we’ve got you covered.

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When is Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is a holiday in which people honor household and heavenly deities, as well as their ancestors. More modern generations also see the holiday as a time for family to celebrate and come together.

Chinese New Year 2017 in NYC

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The Chinese New Year Parade guide

Forget that other New Year and prepare yourself for the most dazzling celebration in town with the Chinese New Year Parade

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The best Chinatown restaurants in NYC

Find the best Chinatown restaurants in NYC, including trusty favorites and the latest hot spots in the neighborhood

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The 16 best Chinese restaurants in NYC

Find the best Chinese restaurant NYC has to offer, from Cantonese pushcart dim sum to fiery Xi'an noodles

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The 12 best restaurants for dim sum in NYC

Gather a crew to feast on a midday Chinese meal. Here are the best spots for dim sum that NYC has to offer.

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Ten best bakeries for Chinese pastries in New York City

Hopscotch around NYC’s best bakeries for Chinese pastries to nab first-rate egg tarts, sponge cakes, steamed buns and more

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3 comments
Karla R
Karla R

It's the year of the MONKEY--last year was the Sheep!

Connie L
Connie L

Great posts!  I wish I were celebrating the new moon in Manhattan ;)


Living Lucia on Chinese New Year - www.livinglucia.com/blog/2015/2/18/lucky-red

Cynthia N
Cynthia N

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Free Acupuncture, Labyrinth Meditation Walk, Qigong Movement workshops, talks on Chinese Astrology and Winter Health and Nutrition tips, tea and herb tastings, and more.  Saturday February 28th 12:30-3:30pm Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 110 William St 19th floor.  RSVP requested but not required. 212-982-3456x226 outreach-ny@pacificcollege.edu