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OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE BOROUGH OF KINGS
BY JESSICA PARKS
Another year has passed, and so begins
the fi rst week of the Chinese lunisolar
Following the cycle of the moon, this
year’s calendar ushers in the Year of
the Tiger, which comes roaring in as
the borough still grapples with the effects
of Winter Storm Kenan.Last weekend’s
nor’easter may have forced some
organizations to reschedule their Lunar
New Year events, but there is still
plenty to do this week and upcoming
weekend to celebrate the start of a new
calendar year — without even stepping
foot outside the best borough!
Brooklyn Public Library
As always, the big book-lender has
a slate of cultural programming for
the holiday, offering virtual and inperson
events at Brooklyn branches
all week long! From crafts, stories, performances
and watercolor painting
courses, the whole family can usher in
the Year of the Tiger together at their
nearest Brooklyn Public Library.
Feb. 1-Feb. 5. Various times. Free with
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Get your kids in the holiday spirit
this Saturday with a day of fun at the
Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The institution’s
Lunar New Year all-day extravaganza
will include a Chinese calligraphy
workshop, storytelling and a
rooftop lion dance parade all packed
into two separate session — one in the
morning and another in the afternoon.
Saturday, Feb. 5. Morning Session 10
am-1 pm. Afternoon session. 10 am-5 pm.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn
Ave. in Crown Heights. www.brooklynkids.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Kick in the Lunar New Year with a
celebration at the Brooklyn Conservatory
of Music’s Garden! The afternoon
affair will include traditional and contemporary
Chinese music, crafts, calligraphy,
Saturday, Feb. 5. 3-5 pm. Brooklyn
Conservatory of Music 58 Seventh Ave.
in Park Slope. (718) 622-3300. www.
LNY, Local Roots Style
Yummy food on Lunar New Year
is traditionally thought to bring luck,
prosperity and good fortune for the
year ahead. With that in mind, you can
join the new Carroll Gardens Market
and Cafe this weekend for a reimagined
Lunar New Year celebration (and
smorgasbord!) including lion dancers,
a performance by Chinese drag queen
Ms. Juicy Liu and a dumpling party.
While supplies last, children will also
be gifted red envelopes with gift cards
to the eatery!
Saturday, Feb. 5. 2-5 pm. Local Roots
Market and Cafe 398 Court St. in Carroll
Gardens. (718) 210-5593. www.localrootsnyc.
Free at-home activities from the
Museum of Chinese in America
The Museum of Chinese in America
is hosting a week of complementary,
virtual events suited for the whole family
with something new every day! The
activities include crafts, cooking, performances
Feb. 4-Feb. 11. Various times. Virtual.
New Year this week
with fun events
A lion dancer from Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s 2021 Lunar New Year celebration. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music