Lunar New Year is one of the most important, elaborate, and colorful festivals. Millions of people across the globe celebrate the festival, and here’s a handy guide on how you can prep for the festival and safely celebrate the Lunar New Year in Greenwich Village.
Cleaning and Decluttering
The period of festivities begins with cleaning your house and de-cluttering your home before the New Year begins. Fortunately, Greenwich Village has plenty of places to help you get rid of everything extra and support your local community. Check out our blog to find out all the areas you could donate, recycle, and help someone in need on your day of cleaning.
Grab a bite
Feast on a midday Chinese meal and try out some mouth-watering dumplings at Lao Ma Spicy. Don’t miss out on their Steamed Pork Dumpling!
Rasa has a Lunar New Year Special menu! Treat yourself with Yu Sheng (Prosterity Salad), Pineapple Tarts, Kuih Semperit (Butter Cookies), Pandan Kaya (coconut Jam) as well as other dishes influenced by the rich culinary heritage of South East Asia.
Experience authentic Chinese food at Shu Han Ju. Grab a Hot Pot and enjoy the warm, comforting meal with your family or a small group of friends.
Are you craving some soup dumplings? The Bao is known for having some of the best soup dumplings in the city. They come in a variety of flavors, and you can get them delivered straight to your door! Click here to order now.
South of Clouds specializes in Yunnan dishes representing the unique tases of Youngness cuisine. You should try the Pot Rice Noodles which is one of the most popular items on their menu.
If you enjoy cooking at home, Hao Noodlehas a new section of frozen dim sum that you could easily cook at home and enjoy the best taste right off your cooktop. To order your favorite dim sum, click here.
Che Li specializes in centuries-old Shanghainese cooking! Head to CheLi in Saint Marks Place in the East Village to try some delicious assortment of pork and seafood dishes rarely found in New York City!
Shi Miao Dao Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine. Taste the tradition and start an extraordinary journey for your palate.
Start the Year of the Ox right! Szechuan Mountain House is premier authentic Szechuan cuisine offering outstanding recipes to satisfy every inch of your palate. Head to Szechuan Mountain House at 19-23 St. Marks Place to experience the pure heart of Szechuan cuisine and the journey to Chinese Tao culture.
Get Lunar New Year grab bags from Reiwatakiya. Each one of thier bags has goodies for everyone for just $30 and you can get one fore free if you shop for $120 or more. Get yours now!
Decorate your house in red and gold! The Village Party Store has all the supplies you need for the decorations and get into the mood for festivities. You can get 10% off on party supplies when you use the Village Access App or Card.
Stock up on alcohol for the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner from Village Vintner at 448 6th Avenue. Don’t forget to use the Village Access App or Card to get a 10% off 6+ bottles of wine or 15% off 12+ bottles of wine.
Each year Chinatown hosts an annual Lunar New Year Parade with a huge celebration and impressive performances. With events going virtual, expect the festivities to look a little different, but there will be celebrations to welcome the Year of the Ox. Click here for a list of virtual events celebrating Lunar New Year.