February 16, 2018

18 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Cleveland

America may be a couple months and some change into 2018, but Chinese New Year is a whole new reason to celebrate. Based around the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year is a major event in China, and we found 18 ways for you to keep the festivities alive around the city.

America may be a couple months and some change into 2018, but Chinese New Year is a whole new reason to celebrate. Based around the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year is a major event in China, and we found 18 ways for you to keep the festivities alive around the city.

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 Bo Loong Chinese New Year Celebration
3922 St. Clair Ave. NE, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Located just a few blocks from downtown Cleveland, Bo Loong is the perfect after-work Chinese New Year celebration. The night will include a traditional New Year’s dinner and a lion dance.
Photo via Kwan Lion Dance/Facebook

Bo Loong Chinese New Year Celebration

3922 St. Clair Ave. NE, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Located just a few blocks from downtown Cleveland, Bo Loong is the perfect after-work Chinese New Year celebration. The night will include a traditional New Year’s dinner and a lion dance.

Photo via Kwan Lion Dance/Facebook
 Lunar New Year Fireworks
11038 Bellflower Rd, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated with a stunning fireworks display. Case Western Reserve University’s Center for International Affairs brings the fireworks to Cleveland. Head over early as the first 300 attendees receive a free stuffed animal dog.
Photo via cwrutink/Instagram

Lunar New Year Fireworks

11038 Bellflower Rd, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated with a stunning fireworks display. Case Western Reserve University’s Center for International Affairs brings the fireworks to Cleveland. Head over early as the first 300 attendees receive a free stuffed animal dog.

Photo via cwrutink/Instagram
 Lunar New Year at Yellow Tail Japanese Seafood Buffet
4054 Median Rd, Fairlawn, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This Lunar New Year celebration is geared towards families, with arts and crafts, games, and performances by local dance troupes like the Yin Tang Dance Company.
Photo via  frankiefanciscofrankfurter/Instagram

Lunar New Year at Yellow Tail Japanese Seafood Buffet

4054 Median Rd, Fairlawn, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This Lunar New Year celebration is geared towards families, with arts and crafts, games, and performances by local dance troupes like the Yin Tang Dance Company.

Photo via frankiefanciscofrankfurter/Instagram
 Fluffy Duck Cafe
10001 Chester Ave., (216) 218-9447
Eating noodles means you are going to live a long and happy life in Chinese culture, so Fluffy Duck Cafe is welcoming in the New Year with a pop up ramen shop on Feb. 17 (2 p.m. - 9 p.m.) and Feb 18 (2 p.m. to sold out).
Photo via  fluffyduckcafe/Instagram

Fluffy Duck Cafe

10001 Chester Ave., (216) 218-9447

Eating noodles means you are going to live a long and happy life in Chinese culture, so Fluffy Duck Cafe is welcoming in the New Year with a pop up ramen shop on Feb. 17 (2 p.m. - 9 p.m.) and Feb 18 (2 p.m. to sold out).

Photo via fluffyduckcafe/Instagram
LJ Shanghai
3142 Superior Ave., 216-400-6936
LJ Shanghai has some of the best xiao long bao, AKA soup dumplings in the city, a much loved dim sum staple and a sign of wealth in the new year. 
Photo via  Emmanuel Wallace/Cleveland Scene

LJ Shanghai

3142 Superior Ave., 216-400-6936

LJ Shanghai has some of the best xiao long bao, AKA soup dumplings in the city, a much loved dim sum staple and a sign of wealth in the new year.

Photo via Emmanuel Wallace/Cleveland Scene
 Chinese New Year Celebration at Asia Plaza
3820 Superior Ave, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.
Li Wah brings the Lion Dance, a Lunar New Year staple, to Asia Plaza. Make sure to get there early, as spots are first come first served.
Photo via Kwon Lion Dance/Facebook

Chinese New Year Celebration at Asia Plaza

3820 Superior Ave, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Li Wah brings the Lion Dance, a Lunar New Year staple, to Asia Plaza. Make sure to get there early, as spots are first come first served.

Photo via Kwon Lion Dance/Facebook
 Local Roots Market & Cafe Chinese New Year Celebration
140 S. Walnut St, Wooster, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Local Roots Market & Cafe welcomes the Year of the Dog with a canine centered event featuring a Chinese lunch, a dragon dance, and therapy dogs.
Photo via bjgourmetgarlicfarm/Instagram

Local Roots Market & Cafe Chinese New Year Celebration

140 S. Walnut St, Wooster, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Local Roots Market & Cafe welcomes the Year of the Dog with a canine centered event featuring a Chinese lunch, a dragon dance, and therapy dogs.

Photo via bjgourmetgarlicfarm/Instagram
 MotivAsians Lunar New Year Dinner
2999 Payne Ave., Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
At $30 per person, MotivAsians is holding its annual Chinese New Year dinner at a major discount. With food from Li Wah, highlights of this 10-course meal include house pan fried noodles, pan seared flounder with ginger and scallions and double lobster with ginger scallion sauce.
Photo via  glitterhoopjunkie/Instagram

MotivAsians Lunar New Year Dinner

2999 Payne Ave., Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

At $30 per person, MotivAsians is holding its annual Chinese New Year dinner at a major discount. With food from Li Wah, highlights of this 10-course meal include house pan fried noodles, pan seared flounder with ginger and scallions and double lobster with ginger scallion sauce.

Photo via glitterhoopjunkie/Instagram
 The Confucius Institute at University of Akron Spring Festival Party
1 S High St., Akron, Feb. 23, Dinner: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Performances: 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.
This two-part celebration kicks off with dinner at the Akron Art Museum before heading over to the Akron Summit-County Public Library for a series of performances to welcome in the New Year.
Photo via sd_ice_king/Instagram

The Confucius Institute at University of Akron Spring Festival Party

1 S High St., Akron, Feb. 23, Dinner: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Performances: 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.

This two-part celebration kicks off with dinner at the Akron Art Museum before heading over to the Akron Summit-County Public Library for a series of performances to welcome in the New Year.

Photo via sd_ice_king/Instagram
 Ohio China Day
500 Lakeside Ave, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held at Cleveland Public Auditorium, this annual cultural celebration is a showcase of traditional Chinese culture, with martial arts and folk dance performances as well as food catered from local restaurants.
Photo via Cuyahoga Arts & Culture/Facebook

Ohio China Day

500 Lakeside Ave, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Held at Cleveland Public Auditorium, this annual cultural celebration is a showcase of traditional Chinese culture, with martial arts and folk dance performances as well as food catered from local restaurants.

Photo via Cuyahoga Arts & Culture/Facebook