Lunar New Year

1/12 - 2/1


Lunar New Year


The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Westfield, Brookfield Place, and China Institute invite you to celebrate Lunar New Year at the World Trade Center. Bring the whole family for kid-friendly craft workshops, a three-day art show, a traditional lion dance, and more. See below for the full schedule of events.


Date: Sunday, January 12th
Event: Lunar New Year Lantern Making
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Decorate paper lanterns and learn more about the tradition behind lanterns and their central role in imparting wishes for a bright future. 

Date: Friday, January 17th
Event: Lunar New Year Red Envelope Coloring Event
Location: Oculus Floor/Fulton Curvature
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family for a coloring activity. Participants can design and take home their own red evelopes.

Date: Saturday, January 18th
Event: Lunar New Year Paper Workshop
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calligraphy: Receive an overview of the fundamentals of traditional Chinese calligraphy and enjoy painting symbols and other iconography such as birth year animals, seasons, greetings, and take home artistic keepsakes on colored rice paper.

Paper Cutting: Learn about the art of papercutting, used during the Lunar New Year to express wishes for wealth, health, and longevity. Take home handmade art pieces for display.

Date: Monday, January 20th
Event: Lunar New Year Music Workshop
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Experience a hands-on, small group lesson and demonstration of Chinese flute and lute for kids.

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd
Event: Chinese Business Etiquette Workshop
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

China Institute’s Business Culture & Etiquette Workshops cover topics such as building business relationships, rank and seniority in China, gift giving, banquet protocols and survival language skills. The workshops also introduce Chinese history and ethics, to provide context for understanding the unique way that Chinese conduct business.

Dates: Thursday, January 23rd – Saturday, January 25th
Event: One World Trade Center Spire Lighiting

Date: Friday, January 24th
Event:Lunar New Year Fashion Showcase
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year with a curated collection of looks and styles from Oculus retailers.

: Monday, January 27th
Event: Chinese Fashion Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy a screening of the documentary film "Yellow is Forbidden," a biography of designer Gui Pei. Afterwards, take part in a panel discussion with fashion influencers, designers, thought-leaders, and others, discussing the Chinese fashion market, contemporary styles, design, and brands. 


Date: Wednesday, January 29th – Friday, January 31st
Event: Asian Cultural Center's Liu Shiming Sculpture Exhibition
Location: Oculus Floor/East End
Times: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (1/29) & 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (1/30 & 1/31)
A sculpture exhibition by artist Liu Shiming.

Date: Friday, January 31st
Event: Chinese Culture Workshop
Location: Lunar Event Lounge
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This engaging, illustrated workshop provides a colorful picture of Chinese culture through its lively holidays, rich in art and literature references, cultural significance and symbolism, and current interpretations.


Date: Saturday, February 1st
Event: NYCCC Lion Dance to Brookfield
Location: Oculus Floor/West Concourse
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Watch a traditional Chinese Lion Dance starting from the Oculus Floor through the West Concourse to Brookfield Place.





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