Chinese New Year for NYC Kids: Celebrate Lunar New Year with Free Parades and Festivals
Chinese New Year is one of our favorite times in New York City—it's a great way to get immersed in another culture without buying an airplane ticket. Although the Year of the Snake officially begins on Sunday, February 10, Lunar New Year celebrations start in early February and continue throughout the month with many different Asian cultures and traditions represented.
This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy Chinese food, and learn about Chinese culture and stories. And with different Lunar New Year parades in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, it's also a great opportunity to go out and explore a new-to-you neighborhood.
From beloved annual events like Chinatown's parade and firecracker celebration, to brand-new ways to ring in the Lunar New Year, here are the best ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids in NYC. Bonus: Lots of them are free.