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February 3, 2014

Sampan Continues Chinese New Year Celebrations With A Year Of The Horse Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu, February 4-14

The Year of the Horse is off to a gallop in Philadelphia with fantastic festivities celebrating the Chinese New Year throughout the city. In Midtown Village, chef Michael Schulson’s modern Asian eatery Sampan marks the advent of the Lunar New Year with a tailor-made Year of the Horse prix-fixe menu, available Tuesday, February 4 through […]

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January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrations Continue Throughout The Weekend With The Big Lion Dance Parade On Sunday, February 2

Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the arrival of the Year of the Horse, and celebrations of the Lunar New Year continue this weekend with a number of events commemorating the turn of the Chinese calendar. Last night was the official Chinese New Year’s Eve celebration in Chinatown, ushering in the Lunar New Year at […]

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January 30, 2014

Tonight Picks: Chinese New Year’s Eve Midnight Parade In Chinatown, Center City Restaurant Week, Chocolate-Themed Dinner At Cedar Point Bar And Kitchen And More

Happy Chinese New Year, folks! The city is abuzz with themed events all around, but tonight, the hub of the action is Chinatown which presents its annual midnight parade complete with a lion dance, firecrackers and other performances throughout the winding streets. Stay up past your bedtime for this one. It’s the second to last […]

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January 24, 2014

Reminder: Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin This Saturday, January 25 With A Flower Market In Chinatown And Culture Day At Penn Museum

The Year of the Horse is almost here, Philadelphia, and celebrations of the Chinese New Year begin this weekend with two events to note. On Saturday, January 25, visit the marvelous Penn Museum for its annual Chinese New Year Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now in its 33rd year, the family-friendly event is […]

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January 22, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Chinese New Year Celebrations In Chinatown And Beyond, January And February 2014

This year’s Chinese New Year parades into town on Friday, January 31 and ushers in a slew of super-festive events before and after the holiday. In all corners of the city, traditional Chinese performances, educational experiences and food-centric events take the spotlight during the upcoming weeks in honor of the Lunar New Year. This year […]

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January 25, 2013

Our Guide To Chinese New Year Festivities Happening In Chinatown and Beyond This February

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with a slew of activities put on by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and other establishments in Philadelphia. The Chinese New Year officially starts on Sunday, February 10, 2013, so get ready to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new with parades, live performances, and more! […]

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January 22, 2013

Welcome The Year Of The Snake At The Penn Museum’s 32nd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 2

The Penn Museum’s annual Chinese New Year celebration is returning for its 32nd year. Welcome the Year of the Snake at the museum’s action-packed event on Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The daylong event will be both entertaining and educational. Attendees will learn about the Lunar New Year and how it is celebrated […]

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January 23, 2012

Photo Of The Day: Happy Chinese New Year!

Last night was the official Chinese New Year’s Eve celebration in Chinatown, ushering in the Lunar New Year at midnight with a Lion Dance Parade, fireworks and more. As evidenced above, the streets were alive with costumes and music in a vibrant cultural parallel to Philadelphia’s annual New Year’s Mummers Parade. And there’s lots more […]

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January 20, 2012

Penn Museum To Welcome The Year Of The Dragon With Its 31st Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 4

Ring in the Year of the Dragon at the 31st Annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Penn Museum, Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Festivities kick off with a dance performance by the Penn Chinese Dance Club at noon, followed by a Lion Dance workshop conducted by the Penn Lions where guests will […]

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January 20, 2012

Weekend Picks: Center City Restaurant Week Kicks Off, Jamonera Opens, Chinese New Year Festivities And More

It’s a big foodie weekend, with Center City Restaurant Week’s winter 2012 edition kicking off, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s new tapas spot Jamonera openings its doors a birthday cake contest in Peddler’s Village and more. For details on all of the above, plus the dozens of other non-food-related events going on this weekend, check […]

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