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Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library! The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year. At Queens Library, you can attend traditional Chinese concerts, watch a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, make a dragon craft, eat Korean desserts, and much more!

Upcoming Programs

Origins of Chinese New Year and Craft

Saturday, January 28 @ 2 pm
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach

Learn about the origins of Chinese New Year, find out your Chinese zodiac animal sign, and complete a craft.

Chinese New Year's Dragon Puppets

Saturday, January 28 @ 2 pm
85-41 Forest Parkway

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making Dragon puppets! Ages 6–12.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Artist Catherine Lau

Thursday, February 2 @ 3:30 pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

Friday, February 3 @ 1 pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Monday, February 6 @ 5:30 pm
54-22 Skillman Avenue

Please join our artist as she gives some historical background and demonstrates the amazing and beautiful Chinese art of figure making with dough. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Rooster. Make and keep a whimsical rooster figurine!

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

Sat, February 4 @ 10 am
41-17 Main Street

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! 10am: Chinese paper-cutting and lantern making with Master Ming Liang Lu; 12pm: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare a popular Korean dish, dessert and tea tasting; 1pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with Peaceever TV Performing Group; 3:30pm: concert with the Korean Traditional Music & Dance Center.

Lunar New Year Origami with Ms. Joy Hsiao

Sat, February 4 @ 3 pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of making origami celebrating the Lunar New Year. Materials will be available for up to 30 participants.

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster

Sat, February 11 @ 2:30 pm
41-17 Main Street

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster by making crafts with your family!

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Korean Food Preparation Demonstration

Saturday, February 11 @ 2:30 pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Thursday, February 16 @ 5 pm
214-20 Northern Boulevard

Wednesday, February 22  @ 2:30 pm
31-32 Union Street, Flushing

Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits and it’s eaten as a dessert. It’s a sweet, delicious treat with healthy ingredients. In Korean, yak means “medicine,” and sik means “food.” Come taste and learn how to make Yaksik the traditional way with the talented artist, singer, teacher and chef, Soh Young Lee-Segredo, and as an added bonus drink it down with the perfect accompaniment, Korean tea!

Lunar New Year Celebration 2017

Sat, February 18 @ 10 am
86-07 Broadway

Come and celebrate of the Year of the Rooster! There will be lion dancing, painting, calligraphy, crafts, fashion, music, and dance.

  • Lion dance/painting/calligraphy/craft (10 am to 12 pm) – 1st floor
  • Lucky red envelope for children (10 am) – 1st floor
  • Refreshments (12 to 1 pm) – 1st floor
  • Fashion/music/dance show (2 to 4 pm) – 3rd floor
  • Raffle (must be present to win, 4 to 4:30 pm) – 3rd floor