Celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 in NYC ~ The Year of the Tiger



Best Chinatown USA Lunar New Year Parade 2018

Tuesday, February 1st is the first day of the 15 day Lunar New Year celebration. Events will take place throughout our five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions for the 2022 NYC Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Tiger.

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The Annual Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival will be held on February 1st, from 11:00am to 3:30pm at Sara D. Roosevelt Park ~ setting off thousands of firecrackers to ward off evil spirits.

Lunar New Year Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ at Flushing Town Hall

Lunar New Year Art Exhibition at Flushing Town Hall entitled ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’. The exhibition is curated by Chemin Hsiao and Stephanie S. Lee and will be on view from February 1 to February 16th.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Brookfield Place

Lunar New Year Celebration at Brookfield Place from February 3 to February 5, ringing in the Year of the Tiger with a multi-day celebration that will include a live ice carving, kids crafts, and more. There will be performances by New York Chinese Cultural Center.

The Museum of Chinese in America will host more than one-week of virtual festivities for the whole family from February 4 to February 11th.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum will Celebrate The Lunar New Year on February 5th with live music, calligraphy workshop, storytelling and a rooftop lion puppet parade led by the Chinatown Community Young Lions.

The Queens Botanical Garden will celebrate with a themed day of activities, including take-home craft kits, a community art project, Zodiac animal story time, and lion dance performances.

Chinatown and New York Chinese Freemasonns Athletic Club have partnered to bring free lion dances from Noon to 1:30pm starting at Dreamers, Kopitiam and Golden Diner.

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The Lunar New Year Chinese Documentary Film Festival will take place on February 5-6.

Enjoy the New York Philharmonic: Lunar New Year Concert on February 8th.

Chinatown and New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club have partnered again for this Event to bring free lion dances on February 11th from 6:00 to 7:30pm starting at Jing Fong and on to Pasteur and Uncle Lou.

February 12th is the Super Saturday Lion Dance Performances, beginning at Noon. Lion and Dragon dance troupes will move through the neighborhood along Mott Street, between Grand Street to Worth Street – warding off evil spirits.

February 12th ~ Upper Manhattan Asian American Alliance will be celebrating on 120th Street between Lenox Avenue and Mount Morris Park West in Harlem from 2-4pm with the Asian Senior Dance Group and Praise Dance by Masayo Kado.

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The Annual Manhattan Lunar New Year Parade and Festival will take place on February 20th. The Parade will begin at 1pm, starting at Canal and Mott Streets and ending at Grand and Forsyth Streets. There will be Festival booths at Kimlau Square from Noon to 4:00pm.

While you’re in Chinatown, check out the beautifully hand-painted open-air outdoor dining spaces! Walk over to the Kimlau War Memorial, recently designated a New York City Landmark. Take a look at artist Bianco Romero’s new mural, Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate‘ located at 162 Eldridge Street. More art and installations close by.

In addition, check out artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, addressing anti-Asian racism in her artwork, including her Times Square installation, We Are More.


Continuing on into March, save the date for FIT Art & Design Gallery opening its doors to the exhibition, Asian Americans in New York: Design, Labor, Innovation, on view from March 2 to March 27, 2022.