Lunar and Chinese New Year Festivities - Year of the Pig

The Lunar New Year is February 5, 2019 and it’s the Year of the Pig. People born under this zodiac sign are energetic, enthusiastic, gentle, and enjoy life. Families traditionally go visit relatives and kids receive lucky red envelopes with money inside, this symbolizes happiness and good luck. Why not eat a special New Year's meal at your favorite local Chinese restaurant. You can find celebrations throughout Chinese communities in our area.  Wishing a Happy Lunar and Chinese New Year to all our readers!

Chinese New Year Celebration Gala / Concert

February 2, 2019 Lobby Festival begins at 6PM
1 Center St, Newark, NJ, 888-GO-NJPAC
Special preconcert family activities with traditional Chinese music performers, calligraphy demonstrations, crafts, and more! Classical New Year concert following lobby festival is a ticketed event.

Year Of The Pig, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company At NJPAC

February 2nd & 3rd, 2019
1 Center St, Newark, NJ, 888-GO-NJPAC
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and Chinese folk cultures with this family friendly show at NJPAC. Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, and dancing to this year’s theme of “Bamboo Collection”.

Chinese New Year Family Day At HudsonWay Immersion School

February 2, 2019, 10AM-1PM
249 Bebout Ave, Stirling, 908.598.8088
FREE. Open to public. Celebrate Chinese New Year at HudsonWay with a lion dance, Kung Fu demonstration, student performances, crafts, games, and more!

Lunar New Year At The Independence Seaport Museum

February 2, 2019, 11AM-3PM
211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 215.413.8655
Bring the whole family to the seaport and join in some colorful activities! Learn about various Asian heritages and cultures, try calligraphy, martial arts moves, and drum to a performance by KyoDaiko. Make a Chinese lantern, craft a pig drum and more!

Lunar New Year Celebration at Cora Hartshorn Aboretum

January 27, 2019, 12-1:30PM or 2PM-3:30PM
324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ, 973.376.3587
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a walk through the woods and follow a lion. Games, crafts & stories. Pre-registration.

20th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival

February 5, 2019, 11AM-3:30PM
Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand St, New York, NY
Welcome Year of the Pig! Come see and hear some spectacular Firecrackers at this ceremony - they are lit to ward off evil spirits and to usher in the New Year.

Lunar New Year Family Festival At The Museum Of Chinese In America

February 16, 2019, 10AM-1PM or 2PM-5PM
215 Centre St, New York, NY, 855.955.MOCA
At MOCA, enjoy arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and stories inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. $ Ticket

20th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

February 17, 2019, 1PM
Chinatown Lower Manhattan, Mott & Canal Streets, New York, NY
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a colorful parade through NYC’s Chinatown. Lion Dancers, music, entertainment and more!