Lovely Lunar Activities This Weekend

This Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Pig.

Enjoy these Lunar New Year celebratory activities for you and your kids tomorrow (Saturday, February 9th)!
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Liveliness and Lantern-Making: Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Today begins the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Dog.

It’s a beautiful cultural event and the city offers plenty of ways to celebrate!

Some awesome options:

19th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Chinatown NYC Lunar Parade 2017 from Anonymous Motion on Vimeo.

“In its 19th consecutive year, Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade is unarguably the city’s biggest and most popular celebration of the holiday. Beginning at Mott and Canal streets, the parade will make its way through Chinatown, showcasing festive floats, dancers, and music groups before ending near Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It all happens on Sunday, February 25 starting at 1 p.m.”

Curbed

Lunar New Year Family Festival

Drawing of Girl and Dog - Lunar New Year Family Festival Poster - for the Museum of Chinese in America)
(from mocanyc.org)

“The Museum of Chinese in America in Little Italy packs an afternoon full of activities. From 11 a.m. on, drop in for festive performances and workshops — including a lion dance kick-off — plus kid-friendly arts and craft classes. Little ones will learn to make rattling drums from household supplies, decorate paper pups and customize lion masks with foil paper, pom poms and more. (215 Centre St., 855-955-6622, mocanyc.org; $12, free for kids under 2)

NY Daily News


Family Sundays: Himalayan New Year

Adult showing a child how to make a craft - at the Rubin Museum - Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year Celebration
(From the rubinmuseum.org)

“The Rubin Museum of Art invites families to celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, as well as Lunar New Year each Sunday in February. There will be opportunities for family art-making in which participants can create a Earth Dog-themed mud painting, interact with therapy dogs, add their wishes to the Wishing Tree, and enjoy a DIY gallery scavenger hunt. FREE”

Mommy Poppins

Lunar New Year Celebration

Women doing a ribbon dance - part of the Lunar New Year Celebration - at Museum of the City of New York
(from mcny.org)

“Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special Ribbon Dance performance hosted by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Dance China New York. Get hands on for a lantern-making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday, and enjoy a special snack. ”

– At the Museum of the City of New York

And if food is your preferred way to celebrate, this is the day for you! Partake in one of the many sumptuous banquet dinners.