2023 Lunar New Year Events

Sunday, January 22, 2023 is the first day of the Lunar New Year, celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The Lunar New Year is a fifteen day celebration. Learn more about the holiday and traditions here.

For below list of events, please refer to organizer websites for most up to date info on changes and cancellations.

1/17 – New York City Council Lunar New Year and Losar Celebration
5:30pm to 7:30pm @ City Hall

NYC Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and NYC Councilmembers Sandra Ung, Julie Won, and Linda Lee cordially invite you to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.


1/21 – Lunar New Year Family Festival
2:30pm to 5:30pm @ Museum of Chinese in America, 220 Centre Street

Various performances and demonstrations throughout the afternoon for families and children.


1/21 – Run for Chinatown Lunar New Year Midnight Run
10pm @ 274 Grand Street

Run for Chinatown, Old Man Run Club and Nike will do a 5K community run and end at the Midnight Madness Lion Dance Parade.


1/21 – Midnight Madness Lion Dance Parade
11pm @ 211 Canal Street

New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club will ring in the new year with a lion dance.


1/22 – Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
11am to 3:30pm @ Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Grand Street

Community leaders and elected officials will gather together to ring in the new year with a firecracker ceremony. Enjoy lion dances throughout the neighborhood afterwards.


1/22 – Children’s Lunar New Year Book Fair
12pm to 5pm @ Seward Park Campus Library, 350 Grand Street

Yu & Me Books will feature authors such as:

  • ABC Digest
  • Eunice Chen / AsianBossGirl
  • Gordon and LiLi
  • Jade Wu
  • Little Phoenix Press
  • Our Little Mando
  • Ruth Chan
  • The Bund Books

Activities, read-alongs, story time, and treats from Brooklyn Bakesale (treats available for purchase)


1/25 – MOCA TALKS with Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith – Chinese Almanac: Year of the Rabbit
5pm to 6pm @ Museum of Chinese in America, 220 Centre Street

Authors Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith will discuss their Pocket Chinese Almanac book. The traditional Chinese almanac, known as the Tong Sing in Cantonese or Huang Li in Mandarin, is a centuries-old repository of cultural information, from household tips to general medical remedies. But it’s the almanac’s predictions of which days are auspicious or ominous for a wide range of activities that has made the annual publication a mainstay in Chinese homes.


1/28 & 29 – Welcome to Chinatown Lunar New Year Fair
10am to 5pm @ East Broadway Mall, 88 East Broadway

  • SHOPPING with Banh by Lauren, Butterboy Baking Co, Dawang, SUBLIMA Jewelry, Ga Ma Diam Goods, Dae Tea, Sacha Raps, Rugged Looks, Lotus Haus, ABC Digest, Yu & Me Books, Gordon & Li Li, Sonya Lei, The Bao Bae Shop, Revolutionary Mushroom, Made in Chinatown.
  • WORKSHOPS with Akki-Lab, Anna Ye Tea, and Subtle Asian Baking
  • MEET CHINATOWN Scavanager Hunt
  • and more!


1/28 – Lunar New Year Teahouse: Bai Nian
2pm to 5pm @ T!C’s Studio, 1 Pike Street

Folk artists will demonstrate and sell their traditional crafts with Xun Ye making LNY-themed dough figurines and Becky Hsu writing spring couplets to bring good fortune to your house.


2/4 – Super Saturday Lion Dances
10am to 7pm

Lion dances throughout the neighborhood by various troupes, with many converging on Mott and Bayard Street.


2/4 – MOCA and New York Chinese Cultural Center Celebrate Lunar New Year with Dance and Music
4pm to 5:30pm @ Museum of Chinese in America, 220 Centre Street

In partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrates the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit with two shows of Chinese dance and music.


2/9 – MOCA FEST: Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony with Tea Drunk
6:30pm to 8:30pm @ Museum of Chinese in America, 220 Centre Street

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Tea Drunk cordially invite you to join us at the Museum as we dive into the world of terrior, cultivar and vintage-specific teas!


2/12 – Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
1pm to 3pm

Parade route: 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.


2/12 – Lantern Festival Workshop & Party
2pm to 5pm @ T!C’s Studio, 1 Pike Street

Have classic Lunar New Year goodies, hot tea, New Years karaoke, and a workshop hosted by T!C’s Lantern Artist-in-Residence.

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