Local NJ Chinese New Year Events to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by





Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey

Celebrate The Year of the Dog (Lunar New Year) with these Local Chinese New Year Events


Friday February 16, 2018 is Chinese New Year!

Maybe you don’t know how to celebrate Chinese New Year … well don’t miss out! It’s a fun, vibrant, 2 week long celebration and Jersey Family Fun is your resource for local Chinese New Year events all over New Jersey.

Before you start – know that 2018 is the year of the dog;  it’s the year 4716 in the Lunar New Year.  Chinese New Year animals take on a lot of significance in these events each year. This year the dragon is an important part of Chinese New Year Celebrations. It symbolizes, strength, benevolence, strength and good fortune. Incorporate the dragon and the dog into your fun and find some Chinese New Year crafts your children can do to get them excited for the events.


Coloring a dragon fan for a Chinese New Year Event in New Jersey at Rahway Library


Visit one of the following New Jersey libraries for Chinese New Year Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year – Little Egg Harbor

Celebrate the Lunar New Year- Old Bridge

Celebrate the New Year with Dog Tales  – Edison


The Shops at Riverside Celebrates Lunar New Year – Hackensack


Tuckerton Seaport Jersey Family Fun Kids Quarters set up with Chinese New Year Crafts

Tuckerton Seaport Jersey Family Fun Kids Quarters set up with Chinese New Year Crafts


Year of the Dog Event – Holmdel

Year of the Dog Kids Activity – Manalapan

Chinese New Year at Wayne Library

Chinese New Year at Lodi Library

Chinese New Year Celebration at Franklin Library

Chinese New Year Celebration-West Orange


Lunar New Year Celebration – East Brunswick

Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Toms River


medallion stickers for easy Chinese New Year crafts

Click over to our article to get ideas for Chinese New Year crafts.


Lunar New Year Party – Gloucester City

Chinese New Year for Kids – Piscataway Library

Lunar New Year Celebration – Metuchen


Visit one of these other Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey

Chinese New Year Celebration – Princeton


Catch a Chinese New Year parade or fireworks!

No Chinese New Year parades that we could find in New Jersey, but head across the Hudson for the following:


NJ Chinese New Year Celebrations

Linden HS students performing a dragon dance


Celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year or Chinese New Year traditions at the Zoo or a Museum .. or even the arboretum!

  • Barnes and Noble Princeton, February 3
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, February 16, 1PM – 2 PM, $15/person non members
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Short Hills, February 10, 12 PM, $8/person
  • China Institute, Manhattan, February 16, 10 AM, FREE
  • Museum of Chinese in America, Manhattan, February 3. Adults $10, children $5

We are updating as we find more Chinese New Year events,, celebrations, parades, and festivals. Check back often!


Not ready to dive into Chinese New Year festivities?  Start slow and take your family out for some dim sum or traditional Chinese food but be sure to crack open some fortune cookies.


Yummy food at our favorite Chinese/Polynesian restaurant for our NJ Chinese New Year traditions!

6 thoughts on “Local NJ Chinese New Year Events to Celebrate Lunar New Year

  1. Play City in Weehawken has a free storytime today at 3:30pm and we are celebrating Chinese New Year with a book and craft.

  2. Annette Tsang says:

    There appears to be a typo posted on January 18 – it should be Year of the Rooster (not monkey) Chinese New Year January 28, 2017

  3. Donna says:

    Will you be doing another list for 2016? Thanks.

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