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Where to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in the New York Area

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Year of the Rat in the New York metro area!


UPDATED JANUARY 2020: Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 with activities in the New York area to ring in the Year of the Rat! Whether you want to celebrate your heritage or have your children learn about another culture, you’ll find family-friendly events across the New York metro area, including arts and crafts, parades, festivals, book readings, and more.

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Manhattan

MOCACREATE: Lunar New Year Museum Makeover
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Little Italy 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Transform the museum with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival! 
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $12; $8 children, students, and seniors. 855-955-6622. mocanyc.org. 

Lunar New Year MOCAKIDS Author Meet & Greet: Michele Wong McSween 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 3-4pm
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Little Italy 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Join author Michele Wong McSween for a meet and greet at MOCA! Michele will teach English and Mandarin words from her new bilingual book, Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year, where Gordon & Li Li learn about New Years' preparations, good luck foods, and special greetings for a happy and prosperous New Year. A special Year of the Rat bookmark craft and book signing will follow the reading! 
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $12 adults; $8 children, students, and seniors. 855-955-6622. mocanyc.org.

FREE Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 4pm
WHERE: Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., Lower East Side 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Ring in the Year of the Metal Rat with a celebration for the Lower East Side community, featuring live performances, karaoke, and DJ sets. 
WANT TO GO? 212-598-0400. abronsartscenter.org.

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat 
WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 1, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side 
AGES: All 
WHAT: May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops. For all ages.    
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $25 adults; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org. 

Chinese New Year Family Festival 
WHEN:
Sunday, Feb. 2, 12-4pm
WHERE: China Institute: Downtown, 100 Washington St., Financial District 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Kick off the Year of the Rat with China Institute’s signature Lunar New Year Celebration for families. The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, educational workshops, interactive storytelling, paper cutting, New Year treats, crafts, and a special Year of the Rat puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works.  
WANT TO GO? Free to enter; some events require fees ($5-$20). 212-744-8181. chinainstitute.org. 

FREE 21ST CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL 
WHEN:
Sunday, Feb. 9, 1pm
WHERE: Chinatown, Parade begins on the corner of Canal and Mott Streets, Chinatown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a fun and festive parade! 
WANT TO GO? 917-660-2402. betterchinatown.com.
   

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Brooklyn

Lunar New Year Party
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the passing of a new lunar year with an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, a performance of the lion dance, dumplings, crafts, calligraphy, and much more. Bring the family and enjoy a traditional Chinese celebration of the Year of the Rat!
WANT TO GO? $22; $18 BKCM families; $15 ages 12 and younger; free for ages 2 and younger. 718-622-3300. bkcm.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join the New York Chinese Cultural Center in a special Year of the Rat dance performance. 
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org. 

Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 12-3pm
WHERE: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Families can gather for storytelling, a parade, and food tastings like dumplings, spring rolls, and chrysanthemum tea. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $7; free for children younger than 3. 718-273-2060. snug-harbor.org. 

Lunar New Year: Special Art Workshop 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-4pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Create lucky red envelopes using calligraphy in this celebratory workshop. 
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org. 

Celebrate Lunar New Year 
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum to usher in the Year of the Rat! Parade throughout the museum with the Chinatown Young Lions and learn about the festival of Lunar New Year with Brooklyn-based author Michele Wong McSween as she reads her new book Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year
WANT TO GO? $13; free for members and infants younger than 12 months; pay as you wish 4-7pm. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

FREE Michele Wong McSween presents ‘Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year’
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Author Michele Wong McSween presents her latest book, Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year. Children and caregivers can learn about the preparation, the good luck foods, and special greetings that ensure a happy and prosperous New Year while learning words in English and Mandarin. This is an adorable and informative must-have book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to learn about Chinese New Year—and a second language! Join Michele in the bookstore for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets!
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

FREE Staff Story Time with ‘Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year!’
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St.,Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: A Greenlight bookseller will shares the latest book in Michele Wong McSween’s Gordon & Li Li series, Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year. Children and caregivers can learn about the preparation, the good luck foods, and special greetings that ensure a happy and prosperous New Year while learning words in English and Mandarin. This is an adorable and informative must-have book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to learn about Chinese New Year—and a second language! Join us Greenlight Bookstore for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets!
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

Lunar New Year
WHEN:
Feb. 1-29, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the zoo to celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Meet one of Prospect Park Zoo’s smallest animals—the super tiny Eurasian harvest mouse! Special activities and a zodiac scavenger hunt are part of the fun. Plus, learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is helping animals in China and Southeast Asia!
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com,
  

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Queens

FREE Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts 
WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Make a beautiful craft relating to Chinese New Year. 
WANT TO GO? 718-352-2027. queenslibrary.org. 

FREE Lunar New Year Performance 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-3pm
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A memorable performance by the singing group and silver dancing group of the Austin Senior Center with special guest/host Ying Tang and Weng Jue Shen. 
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org. 

Lunar New Year Tradition: Puppet Making & Dragon Walk 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Make your own “tricky rat” puppets. Then go on a Dragon Walk with exciting PiP puppeteer and storyteller Luciano Cohen. Bring your rat puppets back to a parade on Feb. 1. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 students and children; free for teens. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.

FREE Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 24, 3-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: In astrology, the Rat represents wisdom, intelligence, and strong life force. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a story and a simple craft. 
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org. 

FREE Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 12-4pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Plus, a Lucky Plant sale.
WANT TO GO? 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

FREE Family Storytime: Lunar New Year
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:15am-12pm
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Lunar New Year in our family storytime!
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Lunar New Year Craft 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 3-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Make a Chinese Zodiac Mask for the Year of the Rat! 
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org. 

Lunar New Year Celebration for Families
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 1-3pm
WHERE: Queens Museum, 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: This year is celebrates the Year of the Rat with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts and crafts. For the sixth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase an hour long performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts, as well as a hands on Chinese Calligraphy workshop for kids and adults.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $8 adults; free for children younger than 19. 718-592-9700. queensmuseum.org.

FREE Lunar New Year Storytime Celebration 
WHEN:
Monday, Jan. 27, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Queensboro Hill Branch, 60-05 Main St., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Stories will be told about Lunar New Year. Then make a craft. A special surprise will be at this program as well. 
WANT TO GO? 718-359-8332. queenslibrary.org. 

Lunar New Year Exhibition 
WHEN:
Jan. 17-Feb. 16, Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm; Monday-Friday by appointment
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Flushing Town Hall presents A Good Beginning, Here a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates eight diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. 
WANT TO GO? $5 suggestion donation; free for students and teens. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org. 
   

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Westchester County

FREE Chinese New Year Celebration with Dream Performing Arts 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-4pm
WHERE: Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Dream Performing Arts, the performing division of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford, perform Chinese folk songs and authentic Asian dancing styles. 
WANT TO GO? 860-584-7787. bristollib.com. 



FREE Chinese New Year Storytime 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join the library for a morning of Chinese stories and a craft to help bring in the Year of the Rat. 
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. ryelibrary.org. 

Chinese New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Mandarin Discovery School, 515 North St., White Plains 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 with traditional Chinese food and students' performances. 
WANT TO GO? $40; $20 children. 914-351-6788. mandarindiscov.org. 

Chinese New Year 
WHEN:
Jan. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate with traditional performances and a Chinese New Year children’s parade. 
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1, members, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 203-899-0606. Steppingstonesmuseum.org.

FREE Chinese New Year
WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7-8pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the library.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

FREE Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 1, 1-4pm 
WHERE: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the library at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center for an afternoon of art, dance and music. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 914-238-4779. chappaqualibrary.org.

Lunar New Year Festival
WHEN:
Sunday, Feb. 9, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Kick off the Year of the Rat with traditional Asian arts, crafts, and demonstrations! The afternoon begins with a Lion Dance and continues with a communal art workshop led by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Jia Sung. Members of the Evergreen Club from the Theodore Young Community Center in Greenburgh will demonstrate calligraphy and teach origami. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a Tai Chi workshop, and following a Chinese Folk Dance performance, the public will be invited to participate. A Chinese dulcimer concert by award-winning artist Ariane Kuo and live Balinese dance and Gamelan Gender Wayang music by Dharma Swara round out the afternoon's program.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, and veterans; $4 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. Hrm.org.
      

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Rockland County

Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Sunday, Jan. 19, 12pm and 2pm
WHERE: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive S., Short Hills, NJ 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Lunar New Year by following the lion through the woods. Be prepared to make some noise with games, trivia, crafts, and traditional stories. 
WANT TO GO? $8. 973-376-3587. hartshornarboretum.org. 

Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: This Lunar New Year concert blends Eastern and Western musical traditions—an unmissable celebration of community and culture. 
WANT TO GO? $20-$80. 800-466-5722. njpac.org. 

Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance 
WHEN:
Jan. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ 
AGES: All 
WHAT: NJPAC’s Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater will be transformed into a stunning garden of flowers, along with majestic dragons, acrobatic lions, elegant peacocks, twirling ribbons, and more to dazzle the senses. 
WANT TO GO? $27-$35. 800-466-5722. njpac.org. 
   

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Nassau County

Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-7pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Learn about the beautiful traditions and good luck symbols of the Lunar New Year. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info. 

Lunar New Year Celebration 
WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-7pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport 
AGES: 6-10 
WHAT: Learn about the beautiful traditions and good luck symbols of the Lunar New Year. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info. 

FREE Chinese Acrobat Li Liu 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Lunar New Year with acrobat Li Liu as she performs amazing stunts and tricks, including balancing, plate spinning, and more! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488. mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE Chinese New Year Vegan Style (Teen Edition) 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat the vegan way. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Dance 
WHEN:
Monday, Jan. 20, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Learn about several Chinese dance styles and interact with the artist by dancing with ribbons to celebrate Lunar New Year. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org. 

FREE Chinese New Year Cooking Program 
WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-8pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Learn a little about Chinese New Year and make your own traditional fried rice to take home. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org. 

FREE Chinese New Year Tea Light Holder 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-3pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Make a beautiful Chinese New Year Tea Light Holder to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Family Program Lunar New Year Celebration! 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-3pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Design a paper lantern and a dragon, and try your hand at Chinese calligraphy as you learn to write "whale" in Chinese! 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org. 

FREE Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 8, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 323 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy authentic Chinese food and crafts from The Glow Foundation. Crafts and demo participation are free! Food for purchase. Lanterns, festive trinkets and clothing for sale as well. Chinese Yoyo with Graham Lo at 11am. More demos T.B.A. including Chinese traditional dance, Lion Dance, Kung Fu and Chinese traditional instruments. All proceeds benefit Landmark on Main Street.
WANT TO GO? 516-767-1384. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year!
WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:30pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 323 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: Through dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively dance, Nai-Ni Dance Company showcases the legend and origins of the Chinese Lunar New Year traditions and celebration. In this legend, a group of villagers work, dance and pray together, defeating a terrifying monster of the ages. This heartwarming story highlights the intrinsic value of community, courage, hard-work and ingenuity. Opening act: Students from iSchool of Music & Art performing traditional Chinese music at 2:30pm. 
WANT TO GO? 516-767-1384. landmarkonmainstreet.org.
   

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Suffolk County

FREE Lunch and Learn: Cooking with Penn Hongthong
WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 17, 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat with healthy and delectable Vegetable Wonton Soup. Chef and cookbook author Penn Hongthong will give a demonstration and hands-on lesson. Participants will leave with six wontons to take home. Registration for this event will be open from Jan. 2 at 9:30am to Jan. 17 at 9:30pm.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Art and the Lunar New Year: Ceramic Painting for the Chinese New Year
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
AGES: 16 and older
WHAT: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian brush painting on ceramic tiles and vessels! Paint your Chinese Zodiac sign and explore calligraphy, fish bamboo. panda, and landscapes. Watch demonstrations of East Asian brush painting techniques for applying underglaze pigments to ceramic tiles and vessels. Underglaze, 2 tiles, and one small, ceramic vessel are included in tuition. Brushes, paper, and ink are available to borrow for the course with a $10 fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $125; $10 additional fee for materials. 631-462-5400. artleagueli.org.

FREE Happy Lunar New Year! 
WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 23, kindergarten-second grade: 5-5:45pm; third-fifth grade: 6:15-7pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Design a paper lantern and dragon, then try your hand at calligraphy as you learn to write "whale" in Chinese! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org. 

Art and the Lunar New Year
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
AGES: 8-16
WHAT: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian brush painting! Paint your Chinese Zodiac sign and explore calligraphy, fish bamboo and panda. Materials (rice, paper, ink, some color, brush and felt) are available to borrow for the course with a $10 fee, payable to the instructor at the start of class. Maximum of 12 participants so please register quickly! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $50; $10 additional fee for materials. 631-462-5400 x222. artleagueli.org.

FREE Chinese New Year Art 
WHEN:
Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: Ring in the Year of the Rat with fun crafts at the library! Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org. 

Chinese New Year 
WHEN:
Sunday, Feb. 2, 1:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the New Year with festivities including demonstrations, dancing, drumming, and crafts. Reservations required.  
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors and children younger than 12. 631-689-5888. stonybrookvillage.com. 

FREE Cooking with Rob Scott: Make a Fortune 
WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: To celebrate Chinese New Year, make super-sized fortune cookies using tortillas seasoned with cinnamon and sugar. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335 x112. westhamptonlibrary.net. 

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