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.
Visit one of the following New Jersey libraries for Chinese New Year Events
Visit one of these other Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey
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:
- Manhattan Lunar New Year Parade, February 25, 1 PM, East Houston through Canal Street
- Chinatown NYC Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony, February 16, 11 AM, Grand and Chrystie Streets
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.