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Celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year

Jan 23, 2019
Celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year

2019 marks the year of the Pig! This year, the holiday will take place on Tuesday, February 5 and there are several ways to celebrate the occasion in Lincoln Square. 

If you'd like to enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family to commemorate the holiday, make a reservation for dinner at Shun Lee West at 43 West 65th Street. From Monday, February 4 through Thursday, February 14, guests can enjoy a 5-course tasting menu, featuring a selection of tasty appetizers, Beijing Duck, braised ribs, and more. For more information about price and reservations, contact Shun Lee West at (212) 595-8895. 

For entertainment, the New York Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year celebration returns with a concert titled Fire Ritual on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30pm. This fiery program will feature a new violin concerto by Oscar winner Tan Dun; Stravinsky's beloved The Firebird Suite; Mozart's The Magic Flute; and more. Click here for ticket information. 

Inside of The Shops at Columbus Circlering in the year of the Pig with the New York Chinese Cultural Center on Saturday, February 2 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm with special programming on the second floor. The afternoon event will feature Lion Dance performances, lantern making workshops, and sugar painting demonstrations. 

Plus, there are other shopping deals this month in honor of the Lunar New Year, too. For the entire month of February, enjoy the following specials: 

  • Aveda: Receive a complimentary facial and full sized facial mask with a purchase of $70 or more.
  • Diptyque: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with two new limited edition candles in store for purchase. 
  • La Maison Du Chocolat: Shop the Limited Edition Chinese New Year Blossoming Gift Box and the Blossoming Macaron gift boxes. 
  • L.K. Bennett: Receive an additional 20% off sale merchandise.
  • Lululemon: Shop the special edition Lunar New Year capsule collection in store. 
  • Sephora: Receive a complimentary mini-makeover with Givenchy's Lunar New Year Collection.
  • Stuart Weitzman: Receive a red packet gift with your purchase to wish you luck and fortune in the New Year.
  • Sugarfina: Wrap Lucky Pigs (or any cube of your choice) in Lunar New Year bauble for some extra flare! Or, purchase the 2pc Candy Bento Box with a lucky pig charm for a gift both sweet and stylish.
  • Williams-Sonoma: Purchase Lunar New Year Rectangular Platters for your celebrations at home.
  • Wolford: Celebrate with festive Swarovski Crystal encrusted tights and matching collar accessory while supplies last.
  • Morgenthal Frederics: Receive $50 off a purchase of $250 or more.
Other, more time sensitive deals include:

  • Eileen Fisher: On Saturday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 5, receive $25 off any red item in-store and enjoy complimentary green tea and tangerines.
  • Hugo Boss: Through Sunday, February 10, receive a leather card holder with a purchase of $388 or more.
  • L'Occitane en Provence: Through February 5, receive a gift with a purchase when you spend $66 or more.
For a more relaxing celebration, make a reservation at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York to experience the Oriental Qi hands-on massage ritual to work on your energy points. Plus, enjoy Chinese teas, green tea ice cream dessert, and house-made over-sized fortune cookies. The special experience is available through the end of February. 
Happy Lunar New Year!
Photo credit: The Shops at Columbus Circle