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Year of the Pig

Lunar New Year Celebrations and Lantern Events

By Emily Griffin Sheahan January 31, 2019

Find your Year of the Pig celebrations here! 

The New Year starts February 5 but the party is all month. You can also search the calendar for "holiday" or just browse.

And FYI, there's free rice cake soup giveaways at San Soo Kap San and Kum Gang San after the parade on February 9.

Saturday, February 2

Lunar New Year Craft

Where: Queens Library - McGoldrick
Cost: Free
Who: All ages, but geared towards young children
What: Make a craft to celebrate Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig Community Art Project

Where: Queens Botanical Gardens
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Help decorate paper mache pigs which will later be displayed throughout the Gardens

Year of the Pig Craft Workshops

Where: Flushing Library
Cost: Free
Who: Families with kids
What: Make themed crafts (under 12/over 12 make different crafts)


Sunday, February 3

Annual Lunar New Year Celebration for Families

Where: Queens Museum
Cost: Free with admission
Who: All ages
What: Performances, workshops, and a reception


Monday, February 4

Lunar New Year Craft

Where: Queens Library - Whitestone
Cost: Free
Who: Kids 4 & older
What: Make a dragon puppet


Tuesday, February 5

Celebrate the Year of the Pig!

Where: Queens Library - Poppenhausen
Cost: Free
Who: Kids under 8
What: Stories and crafts

Lunar New Year Craft

Where: Queens Library - Whitestone
Cost: Free
Who: Kids 4 & older
What: Make a dragon puppet


Saturday, February 9

Flushing Lunar New Year Parade Pre-Party

Where: Historic St. George's Church
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Coffee & donuts, K-pop, fencing demos, activities, then head to the parade together

Lunar Parade

Where: Northern Blvd
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: A parade!

Family Storytime: Lunar New Year

Where: Flushing Library
Cost: Free
Who: Families with small children
What: Storytime, with Year of the Pig theme

Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Queens Botanical Garden
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Crafts, demonstrations, and performances

How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge

Where: Queens Library - McGoldrick
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Learn to make Hobakjuk

Lunar New Year Concert

Where: Flushing Library
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Performance

Lunar New Year Tinker Festival

Where: Lewis Latimer House Museum
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Make LED lanterns


Sunday, February 10

Lantern Festival Event

Where: Flushing Library
Cost: Free
Who: Children & their families
What: Learn the history of the lanterns and make one to take home


Saturday, February 16

Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Bowne House
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Celebrate the Lunar New Year in a historic house


Sunday, February 17

Temple Bazaar Parade

Where: Main St to Northern Blvd
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Dragon parade

Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar

Where: Flushing Town Hall
Cost: $3-5
Who: All are welcome
What: Performances, art-making, lantern making, and food


Sunday, February 24

Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Where: Flushing Library
Cost: Free
Who: All are welcome
What: Chinese and Korean music, dance, art, and food