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For those who follow the lunar calendar, December 12th is February the first day of the new year – 4719 if you keep track of it Traditionally, New York City celebrates the Lunar New Year with multiple parades and festivals.But because of the pandemic, the city is ushering in the Year of the Ox with a handful of limited in-person events as well as online parades, Performances, workshops and much more a

Unfortunately, the New Year’s Fireworks Ceremony and Parade won’t be held to drive away evil spirits, but Better Chinatown organizer Steven Tin said they’ll have confetti poppers, drums, and fireworks shots in Manhattan’s Chinatown Friday

“COVID-19 is definitely the greatest evil of the century,” said Tin. “Also, we’re trying to uplift the community Let’s try to enjoy the vacation”

Visit the American Legion’s Kimlau Memorial Square to celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year with a lion troop dance and confetti display

Look out for New Year inspired ice sculptures on the Waterfront Plaza on Brookfield Place at Okamoto Studios on Friday evenings and Saturday during the daytime

Every Friday and Sunday, Studio BFPL and the New York Chinese Cultural Center host live music and dance performances at Brookfield Place to celebrate the Lunar New Year.A group of up to six people can sign up for shows up to 15 minutes Registration begins on the Monday before each show at 10 a.m. Dance performances only take place on Fridays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and music performances are reserved on Sundays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrate from the comfort of your home with the Flushing Town Hall virtual event, traditional folk dancing, a new Chinese hand puppet performance, a paper cutting demonstration, a Chinese comic crosstalk episode, and classic Lunar New Year Dish demonstrations RSVP offers for the event here

The Museum of Chinese America is hosting Thursday, Nov. February to Friday 19 February, a festival for all ages with daily events. Participants can register here for the story, meet and say hello to authors, paint sugar and much more

Celebrate the New Year of Seollal or the Korean Moon in the Staten Island Museum’s interactive guide with recipes, games, videos and activities. Register here for the downloadable guide While it’s free, a $ 5 donation is recommended

Head to the Queens Botanical Garden this weekend and pick up a free craft kit for activities and purchase the New Year’s plant sale. Stop by anytime from 8am to 4:30 pm. Saturday or Sunday, make your way to the V&A building to grab the DIY paper blossom branch

Dine al fresco at Chelsea Market with a group of four and enjoy a New Years menu of pasta, baos, kimbap, dessert, and bubble tea in a private, heated cabin for $ 150. Tickets also include a performance renowned lion dance troupe and can be bought here

Join Asia Society online this year to host New Year’s shows and handicraft activities at 1pm The Chinese Theatrical Works will put on a puppet show featuring animals from the Chinese zodiac, and viewers can download and print their own puppets afterwards musical performance, a dragon dance and a kung fu demonstration

The China Institute is hosting a free virtual festival that includes lion dancing, puppetry, and several workshops including dumpling making and lantern painting.Participants should sign up for each event they want to attend and collect any materials or ingredients needed before the event

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a full-day festival of virtual performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for children and adults.Some activities include designing a zodiac spell, creating a dazzling dragon puppet, and much more – most of the program is recorded and can be found on Facebook and YouTube

Celebrate the Year of the Ox at home with Snug Harbor Cultural Center activities for children and adults such as crafts, storytelling, and calligraphy The event, which features a virtual parade via Zoom, is $ 10 ($ 8 Dollars for Snug Harbor members) and includes a package of ceremonial decorations and materials to collect at the Cultural Center before Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here

The New York Chinese Cultural Center is celebrating the Year of the Ox with a virtual program and performance that includes Chinese music and dances, Kung Fu, and multiple workshops. Register for the performance here and select an individual workshop here to access

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