Just as the partying dies down and we settle deep into winter, Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is here to lift us up with bursting firecrackers, lion dances and delicious cuisine. Starting on January 25, New Yorkers can head to Manhattan's Chinatown for the Firecracker Ceremony and later, on February 9, the Chinese New Year Parade. The parade is hands down one of the best events in February. If less raucous revelry is more to your taste, sit back and fill your belly at one of the best Chinese restaurants in NYC.
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