Local NJ Chinese New Year Events to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Posted on: January 14th, 2019by

 

Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey

 

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

 

Friday February 5, 2019 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 2019 is the year of the pig;  it’s the year 4717 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, strength and good fortune. Incorporate the dragon and the pig 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

 

Chinese New Year Events in New Jersey

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

 

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Sayreville Library

Lunar New Year at Clifton Allwood Library

Chinese New Year Celebration – Plainsboro

Lunar New Year Concert at Englewood Library

Chinese New Year Celebration at Princeton Library

 

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

 

Chinese New Year for Kids at Kennedy Library

 

Lunar New Year Celebration at Fort Lee Library

Children’s Lunar New Year Celebration at Leonia Library

 

Lunar New Year Celebration – Bernards Township

 

Lunar New Year at Hoboken Library

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at Summit Library

Chinese New Year Celebration – West Orange

 

Lunar New Year Celebration at Cresskill Library

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at Belmar Library

Lunar New Year Celebration – Metuchen

 

Lunar New Year Celebration at Cherry Hill Public Library

Lunar New Year Celebration at Montville Library

 

Lunar New Year Celebration – East Brunswick

 

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

 

Lunar New Year Celebration – Bernards Township

 

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

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

  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, February 5, 1PM – 2 PM, $15/person non members. Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Pig! Registration is required. For more information visit their site here or call 908-273-8787.
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Short Hills, January 27, 1 PM and 2 PM, $8/person. Join the CHA and the Chinese Association of Millburn-Short Hills as we shake off the winter blues, and celebrate the Lunar New Year by following our lion through the woods. Be prepared to make some noise as we welcome spring with games, trivia, crafts, and stories. For more information visit their site here or call 973-376-3587.

 

New York Chinese New Year Events

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

  • China Institute, Manhattan, February 10, 11 AM, FREE. Kick off the Year of the Pig with China Institute’s signature New Year Celebration for families. The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, face painting, New Year treats, games, and a special music performance by the Stephanie Chou Trio. For more information visit their site here or call 212-744-8181.
  • Museum of Chinese in America, Manhattan, February 16. Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, festive music and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more family fun! For more information visit their site here or call 855-955-MOCA.

 

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

 

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. Angelina Capalbo says:

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

    • Jennifer A. says:

      Thank you so much for letting us know. However, it was too short notice for us to include it on our calendar of events. – Jenn

  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
    Thanks.

  3. Donna says:

    Will you be doing another list for 2016? Thanks.

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