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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Westchester

Celebrate Lunar New Year Westchester Children's Museum

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Westchester

This year marks the Year of the Rabbit and there are many places where you and your kids can celebrate in Westchester. This traditional Asian holiday takes place on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon, named after one of 12 symbolic animals. Read on to check out some fun cultural events and outings that you can explore this month in Westchester.

Sunday, January 15th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Hop Into the New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Teatown with Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister. Families will learn what a lagomorph is and how it differs from rodents. Meet animals, enjoy a craft, and find out what the Year of the Rabbit has in store for you. Members are $10/family; Non-members are $15/family. The event is limited to five families. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY.

Monday, January 16th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year

Learn more about the Year of the Rabbit by attending this fun and interactive event at the Westchester Children’s Museum. There will be two workshops conducted by artist Lida Yang Zimmerman. The first is from 11am – 11:45  where kids (ages 4-7 years old) will make paper lanterns. the second is from Noon-1:00pm where kids ages 7-11 years old will learn Chinese traditional paper cutting and folding to make paper rabbits. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY, 10580.

See the Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics at the Croton Free Library.
See the Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics at the Croton Free Library.

Saturday, January 21st from 3:00pm-3:45pm
Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics

Enjoy a solo acrobatic performance by experienced performer Li Liu! Li will perform hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, and foot juggling. During the event, Li will also explain the rituals of Chinese New Year, teach the audience basic Chinese phrases, and encourage families to think about what it would be like to grow up in a different time and place. Free. Registration is not required. Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Family Art Project: Fan for Lunar New Year

Learn about rabbits and their role in the Chinese zodiac by participating in this fun family craft at Wave Hill. Registration is not required. Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY.

Szechuan spiced crispy rabbit, red cooked rabbit and rabbit spring rolls at Goosefeather.

Saturday, January 16th-January 28th
Lunar New Year at Goosefeather

Enjoy Szechuan spiced crispy rabbit, red cooked rabbit and rabbit spring rolls at Goosefeather. This special feed 2-3 people and costs $38.88. Regular menu is aviable as well. Goosefeather. Tarrytown House Estate, 49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Thursday, January 26th from 4:30pm-5:30pm
Lunar New Year Celebration

Visit the Scarsdale Public Library for a fun Lunar New Year celebration. Listen to a story, make an origami rabbit, and learn how to do some Chinese exercises. Call 914-358-6078 to register. Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Sunday, February 5th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Lunar New Year Celebration for All Ages

Enjoy an afternoon of art, dance, and music. Free event. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center 480 Bedford Rd. Chappaqua, NY 10514.

 

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