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the Lunar New Year
at Queens Library

Happy New Year! 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. We’ll also be marching this Saturday, February 17 at the Flushing Lunar New Year parade – keep a look out for us!

Upcoming Programs

Year of the Dog Celebration

Friday, February 16 @ 10am
Cambria Heights
218-13 Linden Boulevard

It's the Lunar New Year! Pet our stuffed dog for good luck and make a wish for the year!

Lunar New Year Craft: Dragons and Dogs

Friday, February 16 @ 12pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing

Join us for a Lunar New Year craft to celebrate a prosperous New Year! We'll be making dragons for good fortune, and dogs to welcome the Year of the Dog. We provide the materials; you provide the fun! All ages are welcome.

Lunar New Year Story and Craft

Friday, February 16 @ 3pm
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park

Learn about Lunar New Year and make a related craft!

Chinese New Year

Friday, February 16 @ 10:00am
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street

Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this teleconference about the Chinese New Year. First time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Chinese Arts & Craft Program: Year of the Dog

Friday, February 16 @ 3pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

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

Chinese Music and Dance with Chinese Theater Works

Friday, February 16 @ 4pm
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing

Children ages 6-14 will be mesmerized by ethnic and classical traditions of Chinese dance and music rarely seen outside China, presented in collaboration with Chinese Theatre Works. Presented by Friends of Pomonok Library and funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog

Friday, February 16 @ 2:00pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica

From new moons to fireworks, and lanterns to smiles, let the Lunar New Year Shine bright with Asian music, stories, crafts and your library friends and families. Children and their families will make special decorations to welcome in the Chinese New Year, just like "The Year of the Dog" and "Bringing in the New Year."

Lunar New Year: Origami Session

Friday, February 16 @ 2:15pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

Please join us for an origami session!

Chinese New Year Celebration at Laurelton

Saturday, February 17 @ 11:00am
134-26 225 Street

In cooperation with the Laurelton Library Friends Association, Laurelton Library will present the community with a cultural event on the Lunar New Year. The community will learn and enjoy Chinese culture and will be able to enrich their knowledge on multi-cultures in the United States.

Lunar New Year Craft Program for Children

Wednesday, February 21 @ 2:30pm
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

Children ages 4-10 years will collaborate on assembling and decorating a craft to celebrate the Lunar New Year. All materials will be supplied.

Lunar New Year Celebration: the Year of the Dog with Chinese Music and Crafts and Korean Food

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:30am and 2pm
41-17 Main Street

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! *10:30 am: Chinese paper-cutting and Chinese knots-making with Master Ming Liang Lu, IRC Conference Room; *10:30 am: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare Pajeon [Scallion Pancake], Rooms A&B; *2 pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with the Peaceever TV Performing Group, Auditorium.

Elmhurst Community Library presents Lunar New Year Celebration 2018

Saturday, February 24 @ 10am
86-07 Broadway

Activities will include lion dancing, painting, calligraphy and craft workshops, as well as a music/dance show and a raffle. Refreshments will be served. 

Dance Gala of Lunar New Year

Sunday, February 25 @ 2:00pm
41-17 Main Street

New Star Arts Center is a classroom and live performance-based organization. They practice dance as a way to introduce Chinese culture to American audiences, as well as a means to keep traditions alive in the Chinese community. You are cordially invited to this dance gala presented by New Star Arts Center. Let us dance together.