Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year celebrations in Flushing is Saturday, February 8, 2014, with Flushing's 18th annual Lunar New Year Parade. Parade times are from 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m. It's the Year of the Horse!
Flushing, Queens, is home to one of the largest Chinese and East Asian populations in New York City, rivaling Manhattan's Chinatown. Also joining the parade are other East Asian groups in Queens, particularly the Korean community. Plus there are more New Year events in February.
Lunar New Year Parade - February 8, 2014:
The parade is the highlight of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Flushing. Look for dragon dancers, steel drummers, and fireworks. About 4,000 people march each year.
Viewing Stands: TBD, usually at Flushing Library (Main and Kissena) and at the parade's end. Most people watch on Main St.
Route: Begins, Union St and 37th Ave and usually ends at Main St and 39th Ave.
- When: February 8, 2014. Start time is 10 a.m.
Chinese Food and Folk Performances at Queens Crossing Mall:
- Queens Crossing Mall: 136-17 39th Ave
Korean Lunar New Year Celebration at Korea Village:
- Korea Village Open Center: 150-24 Northern Blvd at 150th St
- TBD - 718-353-8969
Lunar New Year Festival at Flushing Town Hall:
Flushing Town Hall hosts Lunar New Year performances for two months! There are music performances, plus art, dancing, calligrpahy, and mask making. There are performances by professionals and chances for you and your family to participate and make things.
More details at Flushing Town Hall.
- Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, at Linden
Lunar New Year Festival at Flushing Library:
February 16, 2014 - There's Chinese folk dance. ballet, kung fu, and "face-changing." The celebration is the weekend after the parade, and it's all first-come, first-serve for limited spots.
- Queens Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main St at Kissena Blvd, 718-661-1200, web
- February 16, 2014, 2-4 p.m.
Parking in Flushing:
- Map of Downtown Flushing (Parking lot marked)
- Municipal Parking Lot: Union St, between 37th and 39th Aves.
Eating and Celebrating Lunar New Year:
Many of my favorite restaurants are on Prince Street, including Spicy and Tasty (stellar Sichuan, 39-07 Prince St) and Green Papaya Thai (38-12 Prince St). One of the best dim sum restaurants in Flushing is Gala Manor (37-02 Main St, enter on 37th Ave).