Friday February 12, 2021 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 2021 is the year of the ox; it’s the year 4719 in the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year animals take on a lot of significance in these events each year. Each year the dragon is an important part of Chinese New Year Celebrations. It symbolizes strength, benevolence, and good fortune. Incorporate the dragon and the ox into your fun and find some Chinese New Year crafts your children can do to get them excited for the events.
Celebrate The Year of the Ox (Lunar New Year) with these Local Chinese New Year Events
Local Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey
Visit one of the following New Jersey libraries for celebrate the Chinese New Year
NOTE, many NJ libraries have suspended in person activities. We are currently confirming these and other 2021 events for Chinese New Year.
- Virtual Lunar New Year at Clifton Allwood Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in Clifton, New Jersey.
- Virtual Chinese New Year Celebration at New Brunswick Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Virtual Lunar New Year Story Time at River Vale Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in River Vale, New Jersey
- Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration at Somerset County Libraries – Learn more about this Chinese New Year online event in New Jersey.
- Online Lunar New Year Celebrations at the Fort Lee Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
- Online Lunar New Year at Hoboken Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in Hoboken, New Jersey.
- Online Lunar New Year Celebration at Montville Library – Learn more about this Chinese New Year event in Montville, New Jersey.
- Online Lunar New Year Celebration at Sayreville Library – Learn more about this Lunar New Year event in Sayreville, New Jersey.
- Online Lunar New Year Celebration at Tenafly Library – Learn more about this Lunar New Year event in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Be sure to check out the Ocean County Library calendar for Chinese New Year crafts that can be picked up at many branch locations throughout February 2021!
The Bergen County Library system also has branches that offer take and make Chinese New Year crafts. Check out their calendar at this link.
Visit one of these other Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year or Chinese New Year traditions at the arboretum!
- Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, February 5, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, $25/person non members. Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts and stories commemorating the Year of the Ox! Registration is required. For more information visit their site here or call 908-273-8787.
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater, February 21, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Free. Lion Dance performance by the New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club. Visit our event listing here.
New York Chinese New Year Events
Watch 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, Sunday February 28, 2021 1 PM, East Houston through Canal Street
- Chinatown NYC Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony, February 12, 2021 11 AM, Grand and Chrystie Streets
Virtual Chinese New Year events
Would you like to celebrate the Chinese New Year from your home? Check out these virtual events. COMING SOON!
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.