Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Brooklyn
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WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
WHEN: Feb. 21, 1pm
WHAT: Celebrate the Year of the Sheep.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.
WHERE: Parade begins on the corner of Canal and Mott streets,
WHEN: Feb. 22, 1pm
WHAT: Every year, thousands take to the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy to watch traditional Chinese New Year performances, marvel at decorations and costumes, throw confetti, and enjoy great food.
WANT TO GO? FREE. The parade starts near the corner of Canal and Mott streets and marches to Chatham Square at East Broadway, down East Broadway under the Manhattan Bridge, proceeding down Eldridge Street to Grand Street at Forsyth Street, ending at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. 917-660-2402. betterchinatown.com.
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Little Italy, Manhattan
WHEN: Feb. 28, 11am-4pm
WHAT: This family-friendly festival stars Chinatown’s Red Silk Dancers as well as arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for children younger than 12. 212-619-4785. mocanyc.org.
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
WHEN: Feb. 28, 12-5pm
WHAT: More than 21 activities throughout the museum. Enjoy music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and workshops, multisensory and hands-on gallery demonstrations, drop-in art activities, a tea ceremony, and bilingual story times.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-570-3961. metmuseum.org.