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Celebrate the Lunar New Year

at Queens Public Library

Happy New Year!

Lunar New Year is an Asian tradition welcoming in a new year and honoring ancestors. We invite everyone to join us virtually for programs including traditional music, crafts, and more celebrating the Year of the Ox.

Upcoming Programs


Celebrate Lunar New Year with Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Saturday, February 6, 4pm 

Developed from a storyline on the origin of spring festival; blessings; spring flowers, and Chinese New Year’s traditions, this online program is both entertaining and informative. Along with festive music and dance, artists from Ba Ban Chinese Music Society wish you great prospects and joyfulness in the Year of the Ox. Watch live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC/live_videos/

Culture Bridge Program: Celebrate Lunar New Year with Soh Young and Friends

Saturday, February 6, 7pm

Come and join us to celebrate Lunar New Year and diversity with Soh Young Lee-Segredo & friends with songs from different lands.

  • Soh Young Lee-Segredo, Narration & Voice
  • Ann Zalkind, Piano & Keyboard
  • Youngsoo Choi, Guitar, Harmonica & Voice

The program will be in Korean and English. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

Celebrating Lunar New Year with Arts and Crafts 

Monday, February 8, 12pm

Come and join us in celebrating the Year of Ox (the second Chinese Zodiac). We will be creating and demonstrating how to make some of the Chinese decorations with red envelopes. Click below to join. https://queenslib.org/3ceQw0I

Bilingual English-Chinese Story & Poem: Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 9, 11am 

In this series for families with children ages 0-4, Ms. Janice, early learning assistant at Flushing, shares traditional three-character Chinese poems designed to teach values and behaviors, plus stories and songs. Learn Chinese language, culture, and have fun! Join us at the link provided: https://queenslib.org/3tzzelc 

Lunar New Year Storytime and Craft

Wednesday, February 10, 11am

Join Ms. Lucy in celebrating the Year of the Ox! You will hear Chinese New Year stories and learn how to make a Chinese lantern! Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

Culture Bridge: Celebrate the Year of the Ox with Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Wednesday, February 10, 5pm 

In this program developed from a storyline on the origin of spring festival; holiday decorations; blessings; spring flowers, preparing the reunion dinner, and New Year’s traditions, along with festive music, dance, and interactive games, Ba Ban Chinese Music Society wishes you great prospects and joyfulness in the Year of the Ox. Please join here: https://queenslib.org/3qPuJAK 

Bingo Baker: Celebrating Lunar New Year 

Thursday, February 11, 12pm

Come and join us for a fun game of bingo to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Join here: https://queenslib.org/39pDxrj

Lunar New Year: Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour

Thursday, February 11, 3pm

Please join Queens Public Library for a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). The program features a drag queen reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity. Yuhua Hamasaki will read books about Lunar New Year and teach kids to make a paper fan. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. Watch live on our Instagram account, @QPLNYC or www.instagram.com/QPLNYC.

Lunar New Year Grab and Go Prosperous Fish

Friday, February 12, 3:15pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making adorable fish with Ms Shiu-hwa, Children's Librarian at Flushing. This is for ages 6-10. From Feb 1-Feb 12, you can pick up a craft kit from the Flushing Library during open hours. Otherwise, bring your own paper, scissors, ruler, and glue. Join our virtual craft program at link: https://queenslib.org/2Mz8U9z

Culture Connection: Edge of Heaven: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Shanghai Pop of the 1930s

Friday, February 12, 7pm 

1930s Shanghai, the Paris of the East, comes vividly to life in a concert of dreamy 1930s Chinese pop, reimagined by guitarist extraordinaire Gary Lucas and his new trio. Watch live on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

Virtual Lunar New Year Festival

Friday, February 12, 7pm 

In partnership with the Glow Community Center, New Americans Program is proud to present a Virtual Lunar New Year Festival: Celebrating the Year of the Ox. Audiences can enjoy traditional dance and martial arts performances, acrobatics, watch a Hanfu show, and be entertained with a family-favorite puppet show. For more details, please check out the event website at https://glownyc.org/lny2021/#.

Chinese Lanterns Workshop: A New New Yorkers Workshop to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Sunday, February 14, 11am

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us by making a Chinese paper lantern together. They are easy to make and a lot of fun! Registration is required. Send an email to ggaraycochea@queensmuseum.org at the Queens Museum.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Korean Cooking and Music Program featuring Soh Young Lee Segredo

Saturday, February 20, 3pm & 4pm 

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Korean Cooking and Music Program featuring Soh Young Lee Segredo

  • 3:00 p.m.: Learn to make samguetang [Korean chicken soup]
  • 4:00 p.m.: Songs and music from different lands will be shared to celebrity our diversity with Soh Young and Friends

Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC