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January 19, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year! According the the Chinese zodiac, 2023 is the year of the rabbit. To celebrate, we’ve compiled some exciting events you can hop to when you ride with NYC Ferry. Purchase your ferry tickets on our website here or via the NYC Ferry app to join in on the festivities.

LIC Lunar New Year Celebration 2023

January 20 – February 19, 2023

From art shows and film screenings to cocktail parties and boba crawls, there are plenty of happenings going down in Long Island City. Check out the full calendar list here and choose an activity (or activities!) that catches your eye.

Ride with NYC Ferry on the Astoria route to the LIC landing—we’ll see you there!

Lunar New Year Family Festival

January 21, 2023, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Take NYC Ferry to the Pier 11 landing and make your way over to the Museum of Chinese in America for experience a fun-filled day of activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Learn how to make traditional Dragon’s Beard Candy or watch an expert noddle puller demonstrate the art of noddle pulling—among many other exciting exhibitions. Check out the full event line up here.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

January 22, 2023, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at one of the biggest celebrations in NYC. Head to Sara D. Roosevelt Park to watch the firecrackers and lion dances, and challenge yourself try as many dumplings as possible!

Take NYC Ferry to the Corlear’s Hook or Stuyvesant Cove before making your way over to the park.


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Global Architecture I: Picturesque Pagodas

January 21, 2023, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hop on our St. George route to Battery Park City and take a visit to the Skyscraper Museum. Here, you can learn about learn about Poy Gum Lee, the architect who influenced Chinatown, and build their own pagodas.

Reserve a spot for this free event here.

Korean Lunar New Year: An Interactive Guide to Seollal

Now through Tuesday, January 31

Can’t wait to get out and celebrate? The Staten Island Museum has you covered. Enjoy the Lunar Festivities virtually by downloading the museum’s interactive guide. Check out recipes, games, and activities all available to celebrate right at home.

Explore more of what the Staten Island Museum has to offer by sailing on our St. George route to Staten Island.

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