1) Lunar New Year Festival at the Met

The Met was celebrating the Year of the Ox with their virtual, Lunar New Year Festival. The event would be an all-day affair, featuring virtual performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages. Learn how to do the lion dance for a prosperous New Year or watch dancers from The New York Korean Performing Arts Center put on a performance. Children would learn how to make confetti poppers, design their own zodiac animal charm, or create a fierce dragon puppet.

This free, online event would all be prerecorded and would be available to view on The Met website, Friday, February 12.

2) Club CMA: Free Fridays with Raquel: Lunar New Year

If you have a little one that has a creative streak, they would love this event. Every Friday, the CMA hosts Free Fridays with Raquel. On February 12, this free, virtual event celebrates the Lunar New Year with a fun craft. Inspired by the work of Lu Zhang, children would be creating their own sculptures to commemorate the new year.

This event is from 1 pm to 1:30 pm and geared for ages 5 years and older. Register through the CMA website to get a Zoom link.

3) Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar

The Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar would be hosting a virtual Lunar New Year festival to celebrate the Year of the Ox. Festivities include a hand puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works, traditional folk dancing performed by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and the Queens Night Market will demonstrate how to prepare classic Lunar New Year dishes.

This event requires an RSVP, which you could do through their website. The Lunar New Year Festival would begin at 2 pm on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

4) Chinese New Year Family Festival

The Chinese Institute was hosting a virtual New Year Celebration. Families would enjoy this interactive event where they watched live performances, enjoyed making dumplings, and painted lanterns. Download a free, Chinese New Year activity pack Friday, February 12, so you could enjoy the event at home.

The Chinese New Year Family Festival would begin at 11 am on Saturday, Friday 13.

According to amny.com