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January 25, 2019

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Brooklyn 2019

 

 

 

Saturday, February 2nd

 

Chinese New Year Cultural Temple Festival 2019 at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza 209 Joralemon Street 11:00 – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Industry City in Sunset Park has some fun, free afternoon events for the Lunar New Year!

 

 

 

Prospect Park Zoo – Lunar New Year animals. 

 

 

Sunday, February 3rd

 

Lunar New Year Dim Sum Run by the Prospect Park Track Club- Run from Grand Army Plaza down Flatbush Avenue, and over the Manhattan Bridge to Golden Unicorn (located at 18 East Broadway) in Chinatown. 

 

Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a lot of events for children

 

 

 

 

Prospect Park Zoo – Lunar New Year animals. 

 

Monday, February 4th

 

Alternate side parking is suspended (and Feb 5th too) for the Lunar New Year!

 

 

Tuesday, February 5th

 

 

School is closed, The Ridge Creative has a camp for kids – cost $70 for the day.

 

 

 

Alternate side parking is suspended (and Feb 5th too) for the Lunar New Year!

 

 

Pizzeria Unos is donating 20% of people’s check to McKinley Intermediate School 259 if you say their name,

 

 

 

 

Make Chinese New Year Lanterns at Chroma Studio Arts on 68th Street in Bay Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJ’s Bakehouse 345 43rd Street – Chinese New Year Party from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Chinese Bingo, Roll Cake and Lanterns! $15 please RSVP. See here

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a tour of Lunar New Year plants   1:00 – 2:00 pm

 

 

Brooklyn Children’s Museum has events for children

 

 

 

Lunar New Year in Prospect Park 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Register here

 

At Lefferts Historic House there will be paper-lantern making and good luck paper crafts. Plus, learn more about the Lunar New Year while enjoying traditional New Year treats.

At the Prospect Park Audubon Center, enjoy indoor and outdoor nature programs all afternoon long:
• 12–3 pm, Discovery Pack: Bundle up and explore Prospect Park with our ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
• 1-2 pm, Bird Nerds Game Hour: Test your knowledge of birds and other animals in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
• 2-3 pm, Nature on the Go! An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is around in winter.
• 3-4 pm, Animal Encounter: Join Alliance Naturalists to learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program begins promptly at 3 pm. Free

 

Saturday, February 9th

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at PS 310 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.  See here.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Bay Ridge Library 7223 Ridge Blvd.  2:00 – 4:00 pm.Music and red ribbon dance from Ba Ban Chinese Music Society. Free.  Info: 718-230-2100 programs@bklynlibrary.org  See here

 

 

Prospect Park Zoo – Lunar New Year animals. 

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Brooklyn Library 10 Grand Army Plaza. See the Nai Nee Chen Dance Company from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Free

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 10th

 

8th Avenue Lunar New Year Parade

 

 

Chinese New Year Parade on 8th Avenue 8th Avenue & 50th Street.  10:00 am. The parade ends around 2:00 pm at 61st Street.

 

Prospect Park Zoo – Lunar New Year animals. 

Friday, February 15th

 

New Utrecht Library at 1743 86th Street will have a Lunar New Year storytime for children up to age 5 and their parents. 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Brooklyn Borough Hall 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Call 718-802-2356 to RSVP.

 

Saturday, February 16th

 

Dyker Heights Library at 8202 – 13th Avenue will have a storytime for children under 5 and their parents at 2:30 pm

Thursday, February 21st:

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Homecrest Library 2525 Coney Island Avenue. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.Music and red ribbon dance from Ba Ban Chinese Music Society. Free.

 

Friday, February 22nd

 

 

Chinese New Year at Sunset Park Library Free

 

 

Learn to cook food  and see more Chinese New Year events across the city and in NJ too,.

 

Saturday, February 23rd

 

New Utrecht Library – 1:00 Celebration – info here Ribbon dance and martial arts.

Staten Island

 

February 2nd

 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor Korean New Year Celebration – see here

 

1pm-2pm – Face painting

1pm-3pm – Hanji Art

Space is limited. $5 materials fee. Sign up at the Admissions Desk in the lobby.
Hanji refers to handmade Korean paper. In addition to sheets used for writing, it is used to make a range of objects. These include fans which we will be making today.

2pm – Korean Fan Dance (Boo chae chum) is taken from the Korean words Buchae which means fan and Chum which means dance. This exuberant dance displays beautifully painted large fans forming various geometrical shapes, such as butterflies, a flower in full bloom, or a sea wave.

3pm – Drum Performance (Nan-ta)

 

Also  Greenbelt Nature Center has an event for kids – see here

 

 

Manhattan

 

 

 

 

 

Chinatown’s New Year’s Celebrations – see here

 

 

Chinese New Year Parade and Festival is Sunday,February 17th in Chinatown 1:00 pm – begins at Mott and Canal Street – see parade route here

 

 
 

 

 

 

Hugs,
marlene

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