Happy Lunar New Year 2023 →
Lion dance. The art of calligraphy. A celebration of tradition and community. The Seaport, in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center and the South Street Seaport Museum, invites you to join the neighborhood’s festivities to usher in the Year of the Rabbit.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 – Sunday, Jan 22, 2023
Pier 17, 89 South Street
Multiple Activities. Full schedule to come
What’s On S+23
TRADITIONAL LION DANCE
On Saturday, January 21, a traditional Lion Dance will begin outside of the Tin Building at 12:30pm and wind its way to the Heineken Riverdeck on the north side of Pier 17.
The traditional lion dance is often performed to celebrate Lunar New Year and other festive occasions. The lions parade through crowds and visit storefronts to bring good luck to people and businesses, especially to those who feed them red envelopes.Learn More
Lunar New Year 101
Honoring family. Festive meals. Performance and tradition. It’s all part of Lunar New Year celebrations — which we’re thrilled to be taking part in this year to mark the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.
To prepare for the celebrations, the New York Chinese Cultural Center’s executive director, Ying H. Yen, gives us the scoop on the significance of the holiday and its many traditions.Learn More
GOOD LUCK CRAFTS S+25
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
As a special activity, the Seaport Museum is hosting Chinese Calligraphy Workshops on Saturday, January 21 at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Using a traditional calligraphy brush, participants will be instructed on how to write simple characters while exploring the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern-day ideographs. Together, we will learn the evolution of the Chinese characters that tie to fish, the sea, and a prosperous New Year.
NAUTICAL CHINESE LION CHAINS
Looking for a full weekend of Lunar New Year family activities? Bring your family and friends of all ages for free to the South Street Seaport Museum January 21-22 11am to 5pm. Warm up in the Museum’s introductory galleries while creating your own Nautical Chinese Lion Chain using paper links inspired by the colorful signal flags that sailors use to communicate.
LNY Specials S+4
The Longevity Noodles at The Fulton
Ring in the Lunar New Year with an elevated dining experience at the Fulton by Jean-Georges, featuring an abundant seafood-forward menu and a Fulton favorite, the Longevity Noodles, prepared with glazed Maine lobster - commonly known as “the dragon of the sea” - green chili and ginger. Filled with symbolisms of longevity and prosperity, this lucky bowl is the perfect dish to enjoy with family and friends.
The Red Rabbit Cocktail at Malibu Farm
Cheers to the Lunar New Year with Malibu Farm’s auspicious cocktail, the Red Rabbit, featuring sake, white rum, Aperol, lychee, yuzu, absinthe and apple blossom. May the Red Rabbit bring you great fortunes, prosperity, good luck and calmness to your home and your life in the new year.
About the New York Chinese Cultural Center
New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through the arts in the global and local communities. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works through artist residency programs that reflect the rich cultural heritages and diverse communities of today. Follow NYCCC on Facebook, Instagram, or visit their website.Learn More