Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Westchester

Lunar New Year

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Westchester

This year marks the Year of the Dragon 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.

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Saturday, February 3rd from 2:00pm-6:00pm
Celebration of the Dragon Year 2024 with WACA

Families are invited to celebrate the year of the dragon with the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans. Held at Purchase College, this immersive cultural event includes traditional handcrafting, Asian games, performances with Chinese musical instruments, and food sampling. Plus, enjoy live performances in the main concert hall from from 4:00pm- 6:00pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets range from $25-$100 per person. Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Harrison, NY 10577.

Sunday, February 4th from 2:30pm-5:00pm
Lunar New Year

Enjoy an afternoon of art, dance, and music. This event also includes a red envelope giveaway, lion and Chinese dances, karate, Korean games, and calligraphy. Plus, enjoy arts and crafts. Free event. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center 480 Bedford Rd. Chappaqua, NY 10514.

Wednesday, February 7th from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Lunar New Year Celebration

Visit the Scarsdale Public Library for their Lunar New Year Festivities. The event includes food, music and community in celebration of the year of the dragon. The event is free but everyone must register in advance. 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Saturday, February 10th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Family Art Project: Fan for Lunar New Year

Learn about dragons and their role in the Chinese zodiac by participating in this fun family craft at Wave Hill.  This includes a fan inspired by “dragons” in nature: lizards, snakes and other creatures that call the Bronx home. Registration is not required. Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY.

Saturday, February 17th from 11:00am-5:00pm
Lunar New Year 2024

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Hudson River Museum. Enjoy Asian arts and crafts, demos, and performances. This year marks the fifth animal sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac that is said to be goal-oriented, idealistic, and romantic. This includes a packed schedule with a ceremonial lion dance. Additionally, families can make dragon drums and dragon puppets and learn the art of origami (paper folding). Plus, enjoy performances of Chinese folk dances, Indonesian gamelan music and dance, and a demonstration of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Finally, the day ends with a performance from the New York Korean Performing Arts Center youth group. There is also a showing of The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China that features traditional Chinese constellations. 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701

Check out the schedule for Lunar New Year:

11am–4pm — Family Art Workshop: Dragon Drums
11am–4pm — Family Art Workshop: Dragon Puppets
11:30am — Traditional Lion Dance
12–4pm — Origami and Calligraphy
12–4pm — Family Science Workshop: 100 Years of Galaxies
12:30pm — Planetarium Show: Four Tales of the Sky
1pm — Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour
1pm — Chinese Folk Dances
2pm — Indonesian Music and Dance
2pm — The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China
3pm — Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour
3pm — Tai Chi
3:30pm — Planetarium Show: Birth of Planet Earth
4pm — Korean Samulnori

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

Saturday, February 10th-Saturday, February 17th
Lunar New Year at Goosefeather

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with specials at Goosefeather. This includes a nightly lobster special, red envelopes with giveaways, and “lucky” Satsuma oranges. Goosefeather. Tarrytown House Estate, 49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown, NY 10591.