New York announces this year’s lineup of Lunar New Year celebrations, continuing its annual tradition of celebrating the Spring Festival in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.
From February 3-5, ring in the Year of the Tiger at Brookfield Place with multi-day festivities including live ice carving, kids crafts, and surprise performances!
According to the release, “Celebrations include the return of crowd-favorite, Lunar Ice, an exhibition of ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio. Eight intricately carved ice sculptures depicting Lunar New Year symbols and characters will be on display throughout the Waterfront Plaza, creating plenty of camera-friendly moments for visiting guests and families!
Shop for a Cause and Celebrate Lunar New Year in support of Apex for Youth. Spend $100 or more between January 31st and February 7th and BFPL will donate $8 to Apex for Youth. Receipt must be brought to BFPL concierge desk in order to count towards donation. BFPL will donate up to $28,000 total.”
“Lunar New Year marks a new beginning for billions of families across the globe and Brookfield Place is honored to join in on the festivities in partnership with Okamoto Studios and our neighbors at the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Downtown Manhattan is home to so many vibrant communities, including New York’s iconic Chinatown, and we’re excited to continue our tradition of ringing in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of events,” said Elysa Marden, Senior Vice President, Arts Brookfield for Brookfield Properties.
“We have been collaborating with Brookfield Properties since 2011 and appreciate being supported for so many years. While Okamoto Studio has created ice sculptures at several of their properties, we’re excited to return to Brookfield Place as it is such a special setting with the beautiful plaza overlooking the Hudson River,” said Shintaro Okamoto, Founder of Okamoto Studio.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Brookfield Place again to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and join in their Lunar New Year festivities by providing creative lantern-making kits. Lunar New Year celebrations include spending time with family and friends. Red lanterns are hung up to bring good luck to people in the new year. This easy craft is a fun family activity that anyone can enjoy. We hope people will spend some time together at Brookfield Place to see the ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio and pick up our creative lantern-making kit to decorate their homes,” said Ying Yen, Executive Director of New York Chinese Cultural Center.
Discover ice sculptures by New York City-based art collective, Okamoto Studio, on the Waterfront Plaza. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, there will be a live ice carving and display all weekend long.
Live Ice Carving: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ice sculpture display open through 8:00 PM
Friday, February 4
Ice sculpture display open from 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 5
Live Ice Carving: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Ice sculpture display open through 6:30 PM
Saturday, February 5 at 11:00 AM
Free craft kits will be provided by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Craft kits include “do it yourself” instructions on how to create your own Lunar New Year Creative Lantern. The craft kits will be distributed at the event and are first-come, first-served.
Photography by: Courtesy Brookfield Place