Lunar New Year of the Ox Events, NYC
Today marks the start of the new lunar year. The year of the metal ox. It symbolizes hard work and movement; overcoming obstacles. Something which we all are in desperate need of. While this years celebration will look different, there are still some amazing events happening this weekend. And if you’d rather not brace the cold there are still plenty of virtual events being offered.
Feb. 19th – March 14th
Every Friday and Sunday, Studio BFPL and New York Chinese Cultural Center will host live music and dance performances inside Brookfield Place celebrating Lunar New Year. Up to six people who have travelled together can register for the show. All performers will either be wearing face coverings, or there will be a plexiglass barrier between them and the audience. So you can guarantee a fun and safe event for everyone. Friday features dance performances and Sunday features music.
Tickets are available for reservation the Monday before the show at 10am.
Find out more here.
Feb. 13th 12pm – 2pm
Al fresco dining with a New Years themed menu awaits you this Saturday. Feast on noodles, baos, kimbap, dessert, and bubble tea in a private heated booth for $150. Tickets also include a performance by a renowned lion dance troupe, the incomparable Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute Dragon and Lion Dance Team. Drinks provided by Lunar Hard Seltzer and Brooklyn Food & Beverage.
Reserve your tickets here.
Join the Asia Society online this year for Lunar New Year performances and arts and crafts activities. The Chinese Theatre Works recorded a puppet show using animals from the Chinese zodiac available to watch at anytime. Viewers can also download and print their own puppets. Afterward, there is a wide variety of musical performances and information on traditional instruments. Followed by a dragon dance, and lastly, a kung fu demonstration.
Watch the performance here.
The New York Chinese Cultural Center
Feb. 14th 11am (Virtual)
If you’re looking for some education on culture, The New York Chinese Cultural Center is celebrating the Year of the Ox with a virtual program and multiple workshops. Kicking off the event at 11am with a performance including Chinese music, dances, and kung fu. After the performance, they will host workshops on dance, kung fu, and Mandarin. You may even find a new hobby.
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