Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Greenwich Village

Welcome in the Year of the Rabbit in Greenwich Village!

Lunar New Year marks the first full moon of the lunar calendar and on January 22nd 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.

  • Lunar New Year Meet & Greet with Author Katrina Moore & Illustrator Xindi Yan
    • Are you ready for the Lunar New Year? We sure are, but Daisy’s not quite ready to celebrate. When she travels to China for the Lunar New Year, she ends up grumpy. Can Yeh-Yeh save the day by putting a smile on her face? Begin your celebrations early at this exciting meet and greet with author Katrina Moore and illustrator Xindi Yan. Follow along as Katrina reads their new book Grumpy New Year and then stick around for an especially grumpy (but cute!) drawing activity with Xindi. Best for children ages 4-8. Older and younger siblings are welcome. A book signing will follow the reading!
  • Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
    • Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year celebration features stunning visuals, tantalizing treats and impressive performances, capped off by the always fabulous lion dance. This year the festivities usher in the Year of the Rabbit.


Have a meal at an Asian-owned eatery this Lunar New Year and treat yourself to dumplings, noodles, and more.

  • 886
    • While 886 may be far from traditional their menu offers authentic Taiwanese dishes and always has a line going out the door.
  • CheLi
    • 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
    • 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. 
  • Shimiaodao
    • ShiMiaoDao Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine. Taste the tradition and start an extraordinary journey for your palate
  • Shu Han Ju
    • Experience a variety of authentic Chinese food in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly service at Shu Han Ju on Sixth Avenue.
  • South of the Clouds
    • 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.
  • Szechuan Mountain House
    • Start the Year of the Rabbit 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.
  • The Bao
    • Home to some of the best dumplings in New York City, The Bao is sure to leave you full and happy.
  • Steam
    • The chefs at Steam put together a well-rounded menu to create an excellent representation of Chinese cuisine to present to their customers.
  • Chef Tan
    • Enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed event as you enter the Year of the Rabbit with a full stomach.


Spread the wealth and happiness of the New Year by visiting Asian-owned businesses around Greenwich Village during the year of the tiger.

  • Reiwatakiya 
    • Experience Japanese skincare and more by stopping by Reiwatakiya.
  • Dainobu 
    • Pick up speciality and prepared foods from across Asia by getting your groceries at Dainobu.
  • Teso Life  
    • Pick up a new trinket or lifestyle product right from Japan by stopping by Teso Life!