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The Chinese New Year in NYC guide

Find out where to celebrate Chinese New Year! NYC has great events and venues for ringing in the year of the rooster.

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Get ready for one of the best NYC events in January—Chinese New Year! NYC will be chock-full of dragon dances, vibrant floats and yummy vendor foods during the annual celebration. So make sure to head to Chinatown for one of the best things to do in the winter, including 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 Friday, February 16th, 2018 

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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.

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Comments

5 comments
Laura P
Laura P

Where is it possible to find a restaurant that serves Shrimp Sizzling Rice soup in NYC?  I haven't seen it in years...

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

Laura P
Laura P

@Cynthia N You must mean January 28th?  Feb 28th is a Tuesday...   

I'd like to stop in and visit.