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Celebrate Chinese New Year on Long Island

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Jun 13 8 minutes read

Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019!
Celebrate the Year of the Pig On Long Island in Huntington Township and Beyond to Queens (We even have  your NYC go-tos) with great events and delicious spots. 

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photo courtesy of the Confucius Institute/Stony Brook University


2/3 Long Island Children's Museum: A Bright New Year workshop
2/17 Tilles Center: Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra 


2/9 -  Charles B. Wang Center- Lunar New Year Festival: The Year of The Pig,100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

2/4-2/10- Monsoon restaurant- 3 course price fix dinner with special Lion Dance Performance on 2/8


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1/5-1/27 Flushing Town Hall- Red Envelope Show:  This exhibition is an homage to the red celebration envelopes the Chinese community distributes during the Lunar New Year. Many envelopes will include a special gift for only the buyers to see.

1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 Queens Botanical Garden: Year of the Pig Community Art Project 

2/9 Queens Botanical Garden: Lunar New Year Celebration 

2/9 Flushing: Lunar New Year Parade 

2/17 Flushing Town Hall: Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar - For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy performances, art-making, lantern making, and food to celebrate the Year of the Pig!


2/5 Museum of the City of New Year: Lunar New Year Celebration- special performance, lantern-making activity, and special snack

2/5 Sarah D. Roosevelt Park: Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival -  The Year of the Pig kicks off with a bang at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Lion, unicorn and dragon dances take place, and dance troupes continue on the streets of Chinatown after the fireworks are set off.

2/6 New York Philharmonic: Lunar New Year Concert & Gala 

2/7 China Institute: Chinese New Year Gala

2/9  Metropolitan Museum of Art: Lunar New Year Festival- Year of Pig - performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.

2/9 Metropolitan Museum of Art: Wu Na + Chang Jung: Sound and View 

2/9 Brookfield Place: Lunar New Year 2019 - Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance presented by Arts Brookfield in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.  A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia!  

2/10 China Institute: Chinese New Year Festival 

2/16 Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA): Lunar New Year Family Festival 

2/17 Chinatown- Chinese New Year Parade 

2/20 Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA): Lunar Soiree 

Best Dim Sum, Noodles & More- Yum! 


Fortune Wheel Restaurant- in the mood for dim sum or other authentic Cantonese foods? This is a popular and delicious eatery.
  • Nassau Mall, 2601 Hempstead Turnpike #28, Levittown, NY 11756

photo courtesy @nancyhoang

Moonstone- Celebrating the Chinese New Year with a chef's special menu including Double Happiness, Easy Fortune, Plenty of Laughter and Ever Lasting Joy.
  • 14 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY 11021

photo courtesy of Moonstone

Pearl East - This restaurant traditionally offers a special banquet menu and traditional lion dance to celebrate the new Year.
  • 1191 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030
  • 516-365-4630

photo courtesy of Pearl East

Chef Wang- indulge in new Sichuan cuisine and hot pots including spicy prawn puffed pasty, fried lamb w. cumin and tangy spicy happy family.
  • 1902 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park

The Orient - offering dim sum (breakfast / lunch small plates) every day and a variety of delicious specialties.
  • 623 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY 11714
  • 516-822-1010/5610

photo courtesy of @kikij516


Albert's Mandarin Gourmet- Serving Chinese cuisine in Huntington Village specialties include Confucius Prawn, Calamari Marco Polo and Gold Coin.
  • 269 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
  • 631.673.8188

photo courtesy of Albert's Mandarin Gourmet

Ting- Offering a combination of Japanese and Chinese food- there's plenty on the menu to try and enjoy.
  • 92 East Main St, Huntington, NY 11743
  • 631-425-7788

photo courtesy of @FoodieInLI

Precious-  Newsday featured Precious and recommends the roast pork buns, the shrimp dumplings, scallion pancakes and parchment prawns.
  • 504 Larkfield Rd, East Northport, NY 11731
  • 631-266-1199
photo courtesy of @LiFoodie17

LOL Kitchen & Grill- visitors rave that this Suffolk County spot offers authentic Chinese cuisine including dim sum, skewers and hot pots. 
  • 2545 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720
  • 631-615-6313
photo courtesy of @atingerrr

1089 Noodle House - this tiny spot will warm your soul with various soups and noodle options. Great spot before heading over to the Wang Center at Stony Brook University. 
  • 1089 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
  • 631-689-1089
photo courtesy of @alissa_cutrone

Spicy Home Tasty - the dumplings in chili oil get rave reviews here. Visitors have complimented this spot on its combination of Americanized and authentic cuisine. 

  • 1087 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
  • 631.543.8880

Red Tiger Dumpling House - a favorite spot for soup dumplings and lunch specials. 
  • 1320 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook
  • 631-675-6899


Jade Asian Bistro- grab your dim sum here before the parade
  • 24932 Horace Harding Expy
  • 347-502-7005

photo courtesy of @FoodieInLi

Kung Fu Xio Long Bao- eatery that offers dim sum, soup dumplings & uncommon, Shanghai style preparations. This spots claim to fame is their delicious chocolate dumplings.
  • 59-16 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
  • 718-661-2882

photo courtesy @eatglobally

New Lake Pavilion- NY Times called this spot New York's snazziest banquet -style Cantonese restaurant.
  • 6015 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367
  • 718-886-6693

photo courtesy of @Happea_nyc

New Mulan - provides Cantonese seafood cuisine and daily Dim Sum service. Check out the Hello Kitty Dim Sum!

photo courtesy of @diane_thefoodie

Shanghai Cuisine 33 - specializing in traditional Chinese dishes from Shanghai. Visitors love the great soup dumplings.
  • 57-33 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
  • 718-353-5791

photo courtesy of @foodieinli

Joes Shanghai - If you want soup dumplings then this may be your favorite spot!
  • 136-21 37th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354
  • 718-539-3838

photo courtesy of @kaseichen

Sifu Chio - known for their Cantonese wonton noodle soup- warm up on a cool winter day with this delectable bowl!
  • 251-38 Northern Blvd, Little Neck, NY 11362
  • 718-229-7398

photo courtesy of @wayneywonder29


Lan Zhou Handmade Noode & Dumpling - the reviews are there for this tiny Chinatown spot where fans rave that you can get some of the best dumplings in the city.
  • 40 Bowery St, NY, NY
  • 646-683-0939
photo courtesy of @briancantstopeating

Oriental Garden- Michelin rated Cantonese restaurant is known for it's delicious seafood and great dim sum menu.
  • 14 Elizabeth St, NY, NY 10013
  • 212-619-0085

Nom Wah Tea Parlor- oldest Chinatown restaurant is a must stop for fresh and consistently delicious food.

photo courtesy of @NomWah

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