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the Lunar New Year
at Queens Library

Happy New Year! Lunar New Year is an Asian tradition welcoming in a new year and honoring ancestors. Join us for the second year as we march in the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday, February 9 and come to a library location near you for programs including traditional dance, music, crafts, and food. Enjoy the start of the Year of the Pig with us. Don’t miss all of the ways to be involved in this special annual celebration.

Upcoming Programs

Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Thursday, January 24 @ 3pm
214-20 Northern Boulevard

Thursday, January 31 @ 2:30pm
31-32 Union Street, Flushing

Saturday, February 2 @ 2:30pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Saturday, February 9 @ 1pm
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather! This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies, or adverse reactions from tasting food. 

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Music and Dance!

Friday, January 25 @ 5pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Come learn how the Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year! In Chinese culture, red is the color of happiness and the color of Lunar New Year. Enjoy a red ribbon dance and festive music, performed by Ling Tang, Yimin Miao, and Zhou Yi from the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society for good fortune and joyfulness in the Year of the Pig! 

Lunar New Year Making of our Library Mascot Peppi the Pig for Kids

Tuesday, January 29 @ 4pm 
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing

Children ages 5-13 will hear stories that feature pigs, the Lunar New Year animal for 2019. 

Year of the Pig Origami

Wednesday, February 6 @ 3pm
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

Come join us for our Lunar New Year celebrations as we make origami to celebrate the Year of the Pig! 

Lunar New Year Puppet Show

Wednesday, February 6 @ 4pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! In honor of the year of the pig (the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac), we will be enjoying a puppet show based on Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books. 

Lunar New Year Celebration: Red Envelope Craft

Thursday, February 7 @ 3pm
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

Come join us as we make red envelopes to celebrate the Lunar New Year! 

Chinese Craft Program: Year of the Pig

Friday, February 8 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Come join us to celebrate the Year of the Pig with a Chinese craft demonstration. We will be making lanterns, origami, and other Chinese crafts. 

Lunar New Year Storytime & Craft Program

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:30am
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing

All ages are welcome to listen to stories about the Lunar New Year and make a beautiful craft. Registration is not required. 

Family Storytime: Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 9 @ 11:15am
41-17 Main Street

Celebrate Lunar New Year in our family storytime! 

Lunar New Year Concert presented by CBA Culture and Art Center

Saturday, February 9 @ 1pm
41-17 Main Street

CBA specializes in Chinese music, dancing, and drama performance. At this event, they will celebrate their 20th anniversary and Lunar New Year with some wonderful performing pieces and thank the community for their longtime support. *Auditorium* 

Chinese-American Parents’ Association Presents: Lantern Festival Event

Sunday, February 10 @ 2pm
41-17 Main Street

To celebrate Lunar New Year, Chinese-American Parents’ Association (CAPA) will work with Queens Library at Flushing to host a “Lantern Festival Event” to help children know more about Chinese cultures and customs. To expand the activities, we invited PS 24, 120, 163, 242, 244 to join us for the event. Professional staff will be onsite to teach children and parents how to make their own lanterns, and bring them home to celebrate Lantern Festival. All materials and supplies will be provided. 

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Sunday, February 24 @ 12:30pm
41-17 Main Street

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together!
12:30pm: Chinese Dough Figure Making with Artist Catherine Lau, IRC Conference Room
12:30pm: Korean Food Preparation with Korean Chef Soh Young Lee-Segredo, Rooms A&B;
2:30 pm: Chinese Folk Music, Dance, and Traditional Opera with the C&R International Arts Center, auditorium