Get Ready To Celebrate Year of the Dog

Who doesn’t love dogs? The 2018 Lunar New Year is the Year of the Dog. Do you know that kids receive lucky red envelopes with money inside? They do, and this symbolizes happiness and good luck. People born under the dog zodiac sign are responsible, compassionate, reliable, honest, and good listeners. You can find celebrations throughout Chinese communities in our area. Wishing a Happy Lunar and Chinese New Year to all our readers!

3rd Annual Lunar New Year and Spring Celebration at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

February 10, 2018, 12PM
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Santuary, 324 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills, NJ, 973-376-3587
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and follow a lunar lion through the woods. Welcome spring with games, trivia, craft and stories.

Year of the Dog, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company at NJPAC

February 10, 2018, 2PM & 7PM Shows
1 Center St, Newark, NJ,  888-GO-NJPAC
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this family friendly show at NJPAC. Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons, traditional and modern Chinese music and more!

AT&T 19th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival

February 16, 2018, 11AM-3:30PM
Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand St, New York, NY
Welcome Year of the Dog! 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 17, 2018, 11AM-4PM
215 Centre St, New York, NY, 855-955-MOCA
At MOCA, enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions.

Lunar New Year at The Independence Seaport Museum

February 17, 2018, 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 listen to Chinese storytelling. Make a Chinese lantern, craft a puppet dragon and more!

2018 HXPCS Chinese New Year Spectacular at State Theatre New Jersey

February 17, 2018, 7PM
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, 732.246.7469
Celebrate Chinese New Year with various musical and artistic performances. All ages welcomed.

AT&T 19th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

February 25, 2018, 1PM
Chinatown Lower Manhattan, Mott & Canal Streets, New York, NY
Sure to entertain the kids. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a colorful parade through NYC’s Chinatown. Lion Dancers, Music, Entertainment and more!