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Lunar New Year celebrations in Brooklyn

Family-friendly Lunar New Year celebrations will take place indoors and outdoors in the next few weeks in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan!

Lunar New Year Night Market at Hana House in Downtown Brooklyn

February 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. | $8 per person

Downtown Brooklyn’s Hana House is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with its Asian American and Pacific Islander community with a night market featuring food from local vendors, giveaways, performances, and more. The market includes more than 25 Asian American small businesses offering food and beverages, lifestyle goods, arts & crafts, and other specialties. Tickets cost $8 plus fees and can be purchased here.

Lunar New Year Celebration at City Point and Albee Square

Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 11 am to 4 pm | Free

Celebrate Chinese New Year at City Point with traditional Lion Dances, Balloontopia Dragon Edition, Kids Lunar New Year-inspired crafts, and family portraits. Free and fun for all ages on Saturday, February 3, 11 am to 4 pm. Free RSVP here.

Balloontopia Dragon Edition / 11 am to 4 pm: Experience life-size red balloon creatures: dragons, fish, and fu. Plus, the popular Balloon Hut for kids to play inside! The event is on the Main Floor / next door to Rumi.

Lunar New Year Family Portraits / 11 am to 4 pm: Free family portraits in front of a red balloon dragon background. Space is limited on a first come / first served basis. Liz Green Photography captures timeless memories to illustrate your BEST self — no matter what chapter of life.

Lunar New Year Crafts / 11 am to 2 pm: Create dragons and drums with crafts provided. Best for kids ages 3 – 10 years old. DeKalb Market Hall next to Han Dynasty restaurant.

Lion Dances with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership: Tradition! Tradition! Discover Chow Lay Fut and his dynamic team of lion dancers. Performances: 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm at City Point, 2:10, 2:40, and 3:20 pm at Albee Square, 3:40 pm, and 4:10 pm at DeKalb Market Hall.

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Brooklyn’s Children Museum

Sunday, February 11, 2024 | 10 am and 2 pm | $15 per person

Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum as we usher in the Year of the Dragon! Learn about the traditions of Lunar New Year through storytelling with authors Michele Wong McSween and Yobe Qiu; live music, dance, and Kung Fu workshops with the New York Chinese Cultural Center; calligraphy workshops with artist Nelson Leung, and a rooftop lion dance parade led by the Chinatown Community Young Lions.

BCA Lunar New Year Parade

Sunday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Free

Since its inception in 1988, the Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Parade has been a vibrant showcase of Chinese culture in Brooklyn, fostering unity among neighborhoods. This year, mark your calendars for Feb. 11, as the traditional parade (hosted by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association) returns to dazzle the borough with firecrackers and lion dances. Join us in the age-old ritual cleansing of homes and businesses, setting the stage for a prosperous and luck-filled year ahead. 50th Street and Eighth Avenue, Sunset Park

Lunar New Year Celebration at Atlantic Terminal Mall

Tuesday, February 13th | 3 pm to 5 pm | FREE

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Chinese culture through captivating traditional Chinese dances and mesmerizing performances by the New York Chinese Cultural Center!  Experience the grace and elegance of traditional Chinese dance performances that showcase the beauty of this ancient art form. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the spirit of the Lunar New Year with your community.

Lunar New Year at the Seaport

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | Free

The Seaport is partnering with the New York Chinese Cultural Center and the South Street Seaport Museum for a day full of fun Lunar New Year festivities. Activities will take place throughout the day and include live lion dance performances, calligraphy, arts & crafts, and more to be announced.

All details on events in Manhattan here.

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