Lunar New Year Festival

in collaboration with THE
BERKELEY HEIGHTS DIVERSITY COUNCIL,
giving back and the summit area ymca.

The Lunar New Year, most commonly associated with the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, typically falls sometime between January 21 and February 20 annually. Lunar New Year 2021 is on February 12, and this year it is the Year of the Ox. In addition to being observed in China, it is celebrated throughout Asia, including South Korea and Singapore. In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is known as Tết, and in Tibet it's Losar. In the U.S., though, it is most commonly associated with what is often called Chinese New Year. Join us in a Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration for 2021! More details below.


 

VIRTUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Friday, February 12, 2021

2:00PM EASTERN TIME

National YMCA Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network (APILN) is hosting our FIRST Virtual Lunar New Year Festival. Get ready to ring in the 2021 Lunar New Year and enjoy a variety of discussions, demonstrations, and performances by local YMCA leaders and community members.

Watch the Celebration

Learn to make Chinese Koi Fish Rice Cakes with the Hong Kong Chinese YMCA

 


 

VIRTUAL Han Academy Chinese New Year party (mANDARIN) 

SATURDAY, February 13, 2021

10:30AM EASTERN TIME

New Year games for children, Cultural introduction, Dance party and more!

 


 

VIRTUAL BERKELEY HEIGHTS LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 

SATURDAY, February 13, 2021

4:30PM EASTERN TIME | VIRTUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Join us online for the wonderful lion dance presented by Garden State Lion, story time, demonstrations, performances and more!

Learn how to make an Origami Ox Envelope - Presented by Adelene Chan from Union County Magnet High School


DOWNLOAD LUNAR NEW YEAR THEMED BACKGROUNDS TO USE DURING THE VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS! 

    

   

   


 

Care Package Supplies Collection Drive

TUESDAY, February 2 - february 19, 2021

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and its tradition in honoring our elders and ancestors, we will be collecting supplies to make 150 care packages for Seniors in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit. Sage Eldercare Meals on Wheels will help deliver the Care Packages. Donation items may be dropped off at the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Summit YMCA.

LEARN MORE

  


   

Lunar New Year Arts & Crafts

Be featured in our online art gallery

Download free Lunar New Year coloring pages and get creative with lunar new year craft ideas! Take a photo of your artwork and email it to us to be featured in our online Lunar New Year art gallery!

Lunar New Year Coloring Pages

Chinese New Year Crafts

Make Paper Chinese Firecrackers

Make a Chinese Lantern

Korean New Year Crafts

Korean Paper Fans

Korean Origami Hanbok Clothing

Email Artwork

 


    

Lunar New Year Recipes

8 dishes to enjoy for lunar new year

If you'd like to celebrate at home this year and need some ideas for authentic Chinese dishes, try cooking up this menu of 8 dishes (8 is a lucky number in Chinese, because it sounds similar to the word that means wealth and success!) to welcome the New Year! Each of these dishes were chosen with health and easy access to ingredients in mind or may be popularly eaten during the New Year, featuring a variety of healthy proteins and vegetables to enjoy. Don't forget to leave room for dessert!

Get Recipes

 

 


partners & sponsors

Berkeley Heights Communications Committee
Berkeley Heights Diversity Council
Berkeley Heights Township
Garden State Lion Dance
Giving Back Club
Han Academy
Sage Eldercare
Summit Area YMCA

 

 


SEE PICTURES FROM THE 2019 EVENT

 

SEE PICTURES FROM THE 2018 EVENT