The Citiblog

2024 Quick Guide to Lunar New Year in New York City
February 10, 2024, 10:32.16 am ET


It’s the Year of the Dragon and the Oculus at One World Trade Center will be lit in Lunar New Year colors of red and gold each night from Feb 9-11.

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is celebrating the Lunar New Year in plants… citrus, ginger, bamboo and more… Feb 10 from 11am – 12:15pm

Better Chinatown USA will host its 26th Annual Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival ay Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand Street starting from 11am-3pm on Feb 10.

Flushing’s Lunar Parade kicks off on Feb 10 from 11am to noon at 37th Avenue and Union Street in Queens.

Create your own dragons at the Wave Hill House for its Family Arts Project: Fan of Lunar New Year on Feb 10 and 11 from 10am to 1pm. Admission is free.

On Feb 11, the Booklyn Children’s Museum celebrate the Lunar New Year with storytelling, calligraphy, kung fu and a traditional lion dance.

The Glow Cultural Center at Flushing Town Hall hosts a Lunar New Year Celebration Feb 11 with jugglers, sword dancing and Chinese opera from 12pm-4pm

Saturday, Feb 17 is known as Super Saturday with lion dances planned at 20 locations throughout Chinatown as blessings are offered to stores and restaurants. This is your best chance at seeing the lion dancers up close!

The Museum of Chinese in America hosts its family festival on Feb 17 from 2-5pm with ribbon and fan dancers from 2pm-5pm with fan dancers, noodle pulling, holiday treats and more…

Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island hosts its Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb 17 from 12-3pm with lion dancing (weather permitting), storytelling and arts & crafts.

The Seaport will be hosting three Lion Dance performances in 15 minute intervals starting at 1pm. RSVP recommended.

On Feb 18, Queens Botanical Gardens marks the Lunar New Year with lion dancing, Tai Chi and paper-cutting demonstration and Lucky Plant sale from 12pm-4pm.

On Feb 20, the New York Philharmonic will offer a Lunar New Year concert with special guest artists at David Geffen Hall at 7pm.

The 26th Annual Lunar Parade and Festival kicks off at 1pm on Feb 25th. The parade travels from Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Happy Lunar New Year!