Lunar New Year marks the first full moon of the lunar calendar and on February 1st the New Year will officially commence! Traditional festive activities include grabbing a meal with friends and family, hanging photos of loved ones who have passed, and decking out your home in bright hues such as red and gold. Keep reading for a curated list of ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in our neighborhood.
Lunar New Year Events
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with your neighbors through events happening throughout the neighborhood.
Stephanie Chou’s music combines classical and Chinese influences with Western jazz and pop to create an entirely original, unique musical world. This show will be a celebration of Lunar New Year/Year of the Tiger and our collective human re-connection as our experience evolves through the pandemic.
Have a meal at an Asian-owned eatery this Lunar New Year and treat yourself to dumplings, noodles, and more.
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!
Klong offers authentic Bangkok cuisine in the East Village. Inside you’ll see a labyrinth of waterfalls and a gold steel ribbon traveling the walls of the entire restaurant. Hear the sounds of lounge music, and smell delicious scents emanating from the kitchen.
South of the Clouds on West 8th Street features classic Yunnan Rice Noodle in a modern setting. Their carefully-curated menu serves only the most essential Yunnan dishes, each representing a unique taste of Youngness cuisine.
Start the Year of the Tiger off 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 St. Marks Place to experience the pure heart of Szechuan cuisine and the journey to Chinese Tao culture.