With one of the largest Asian-American communities in the United States, New York City knows really knows how to celebrate Lunar New Year. The annual holiday, widely observed in countries like China, Singapore, and Vietnam, brings family and friends together for a 15-day, food-filled festival. Starting tomorrow, February 25th, revelers will ring in the Year of the Rat—a particularly auspicious year for all zodiac signs.
In New York City, major celebrations include the Firecracker Festival at Sara D. Roosevelt Park tomorrow and the annual Chinatown parades in Flushing and on Canal Street tomorrow and on February 9th, respectively. But there’s more to Lunar New Year in NYC than the parade. From glamorous dinners to late-night dancing, here are some of the best Lunar New Year parties this year.