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January 24, 2017

Philadelphia to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with five special events

The Chinese New Year is Jan. 28

Holidays Chinese New Year
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Six lions of Philadelphia Suns are lined up as they walk under the Friendship Arch on North 10th Street.

The Chinese New Year will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28. To celebrate, many places around Philly are hosting special events over the weekend. Join in the festivities by watching martial arts demonstrations, cheering on lion dancers, creating Chinese lanterns and sampling Chinese foods.

Bar-Ly Chinese New Year Eve Happy Hour

Leading up to the Chinese New Year, Bar-Ly will host a special happy hour. The restaurant is known for its craft beers, beer cocktails and Asian-American pub fare.

Friday, Jan. 27
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Bar-Ly
101 N. 11th St.
(215) 922-2688


Midnight Lion Dance Performance

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with the Philadelphia Suns. The group will perform its lion dances in the streets of Chinatown.

Friday, Jan. 27
Beginning at 11:30 p.m.
Beginning at 10th and Race streets


Lunar New Year Celebration 2017: Year of the Rooster

International House Philadelphia will host its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Friday, Jan. 27.

There will be a tasting of Chinese cuisine, followed by a live show featuring Chinese music, dance and martial arts.

Friday, Jan. 27
7-9:30 p.m. | $5-$15 per person
International House
3701 Chestnut St.
(215) 387-5125


Lunar New Year at the Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum invites all to a daylong celebration. There will be arts & crafts, where kids can create Chinese lanterns, dragon puppets and rooster drums. Calligraphy classes and Chinese storytelling will entertain all ages.

At 11 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. there will be martial arts demonstrations. All activities are included in museum admission.

Saturday, Jan. 28
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $12-$16 per person
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
(215) 413-8655


Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade

The Philadelphia Suns welcome the new year with dancing, martial arts and firecrackers in Chinatown.

Sunday, Jan. 29
Beginning at 11 a.m.
Beginning at 10th and Spring streets