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Celebrate Lunar New Year on Long Island

Chinese New Year is on February 1st, 2022!
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with great food options and in-person and virtual events. 

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In-Person Events

1/16 - Flushing Town Hall - Viva Chinese Opera: An Afternoon of Chinese Theater in Celebration of Lunar New Year.

1/22- 2/13- Queens Botanical Garden- Lucky Plant Sale

1/23, 1/29, 1/30, 2/5 - Queens Botanical Garden - Year of the Tiger Community Art Project

1/29 - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music - afternoon of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, a performance of the lion dance, crafts, calligraphy and much more. 

1/29/22-1/17/23 -  The MET - Celebrating the Year of the Tiger exhibit

2/1 - Huntington Library - Lunar New Year Celebration

2/5 - Queens Botanical Garden- Lunar New Year Celebration Event

2/8- NY Philharmonic - Enjoy a performance in celebration of Lunar New Year. Further your experience with the entire Gala evening including a pre-concert reception and post-concert seated dinner with the artists. 

Virtual Events

1/16 - Flushing Town Hall - Viva Chinese Opera: An Afternoon of Chinese Theater in Celebration of Lunar New Year.

1/29 - The MET - 

Events, discussions and virtual exhibition tours related to Lunar New Year 

1/29 - China Institute - 

Join the China Institute for a free interactive online festival with art, performances, music and more to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

2/4 -2/11 MOCA NYC - over a week of free virtual festivities for the whole family

2/5 - Smithsonian American Art Museum & Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the USA- Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration- Enjoy streamed video performances of dances, acrobatics, and yo-yo tricks by the Madison Chinese Dance Academy. Then watch demonstrations of traditional Chinese crafting and Lunar New Year traditions including the classic lion dance.

2/9 - Nom Wah & Tea Drunk - Tea + Dim Sum Lunar New Year Tasting - order in advance - see notation about shipping cost.  

Lucky Foods

 Chinese New Year food can be of great significance. Lucky food is served during the 16 day festival but especially on Chinese New Year dinner on New Year's Eve which is believed to bring about good fortune and luck for the coming year. 

Here are some lucky foods and some of their symbolism:

1. Dumplings- fillings have various meaning- (stay away from ones with sauerkraut)

2. Spring Rolls- wealth

3. Good Fortune Fruit- Fullness - some fruits include tangerines and oranges 

4. Noodles- longevity

Check out Gold Belly and order Famous Nom Wah dumplings and siu ma. If you are local to Manhattan or Brooklyn you can also pick up a Lunar New Year dinner from Nom Wah. 

Play the Game Tray of Togetherness to learn more

Order some take out...


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