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Best Lunar New Year Events in New York

Happy Lunar New Year! This is the Year of the Rat, those critters that in the Chinese zodiac represent cleverness, quick thinking and success. Start the year right by taking part in colorful, cultural events around New York. 

FrostFest Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: January 31, 2020 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Bryant Park
FrostFest has replaced Winter Village! This Lunar New Year, join in the festivities organized by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. A lion parade and traditional dancers will put up a dazzling show, starting in the Rink and ending in the Overlook.

Lion Dance at Oculus

Date: February 1, 2020 at 1:30pm
Location: Oculus 185, Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
Head to the One World Trade Center for an afternoon of celebrations! A lion parade will start at the Oculus and continue to Brookfield Place. 

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat at Metropolitan Museum

Date: February 1, 2020 from 11am to 5pm
Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028
Every year, The Met organizes a festival rich with culture, art and tradition that is appropriate for all ages. Take part in workshops, attend special exhibits and see lively performances by traditional artists. 

Lunar New Year at Hudson Yards 

Date: Until February 6, 2020
Location: The Shops at Hudson Yards
This is the first year that Hudson Yards celebrated the Lunar Year and they are going all out. Every Saturday until February 1, silk dancers will perform at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Many stores are offering special deals and packages. The best has to be walking along the mall and gardens taking in the lavish decorations. 

Chinese New Year Spectacular Concert at Carnegie Hall

Date: February 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Location: Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Stop by Carnegie Hall for an evening of Chinese culture: exquisite melodies played by renowned artists accompanied by Chinese Opera Kunqu Performers. 

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Date: February 9, 2020 at 1pm
Location: Chinatown, starting at Mott & Canal and finishing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets, next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
The iconic parade in Chinatown is a must! Arrive a couple of hours early to find a good viewing spot. Have your camera or phone ready to shoot lion dancers, performers, acrobats, and more. Don’t miss the cultural festival at the end!

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