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 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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