Lunar New Year Celebration

Illustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv, 1953-2023.

Miffy Presents Lunar New Year
米菲獻上農曆新年
정원의 음력설

Saturday, January 28, 12 to 4pm
Queens Botanical Garden

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Miffy, the globally beloved bunny! Come for lion dance performances, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, storytime, lucky plant sale, live music, and more! Miffy will be in attendance to help ring in the Year of the Rabbit!

See below for schedule details (subject to change).

Walk-ins welcome
$5 suggested donation*
建議捐贈 Donación sugerida 기부를 제안드립니다
FREE


🎋 Lucky Plant Sale

Saturday, January 14 through Saturday, January 28
Shop our Lunar New Year Lucky Plant Sale for lucky bamboo, Chinese money plant (pilea), money tree, jade plant, peace lilies, and other auspicious beauties, available for purchase at the QBG Store* (located at the Visitor & Administration Building). While supplies last.


* This event is free. A suggested donation of $5 or any amount is optional and goes toward sustaining the Garden’s landscape, innovative programs, and environmental education. You can donate at Garden entrance. We thank you for your generosity!

$15 event parking rate is in effect on this day.


 

Know Before You Go

What is Miffy Presents Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year, also called “Spring Festival,” is the holiday celebrating the beginning of the lunar calendar. It is observed by many Asian cultures around the world–and right here in Queens! This year, as part of our annual celebration at Queens Botanical Garden, we are partnering with Miffy, the globally beloved bunny, who will make appearances throughout the event. The day will be full of lion dance performances, live music, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, walking tours, storytime, lucky plant sale, scavenger hunt, community art, and more!

Please reference the event schedule above for more details. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Who is Miffy?

Miffy is the adorable and iconic Dutch bunny created by Dick Bruna in 1955. Loved by old and young alike, she is featured in books, TV, and other media across the world in dozens of languages. Miffy is delighted to be here in New York City celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with Queens Botanical Garden! To learn more about Miffy and the work of Dick Bruna, click here.

Is the event free? Do I have to pay a $5 donation?

The event is free. A suggested donation of $5 or any amount is optional and goes toward sustaining the Garden’s landscape, innovative programs, and environmental education.  We thank you for your generosity!

Will your event be outdoors?

This event will primarily take place outdoors, with some activities indoors. Dress for the weather. Most activities such lion dance performances, live music, walking tours, and other programs will be outdoors. We suggest checking our website for important event-related updates.

What else can I do at the Garden in addition to the activities listed above?

Enjoy and explore our 39 acres! Here are some tips:

Explore the gardens: https://queensbotanical.org/gardens

Look for botanical highlights: https://queensbotanical.org/botanical-highlights

Shop the QBG Store: https://queensbotanical.org/store/

Will there be food and drink? Can I eat at the Garden?

Munch lunch alfresco and support local businesses! We will have some light food and beverages like tea and hot chocolate available for purchase. You are also welcome to bring your takeout to the Garden to enjoy. Check out some local eateries and explore the diverse culinary offerings just steps away from the Garden. You may also purchase snacks at the QBG Store located at the Visitor & Administration Building (#16 on Visitor Map).

While there is no designated space indoors to eat and drink, you are welcome to enjoy these items outdoors on our covered Terrace, located right outside the QBG Store, on a bench throughout the grounds, or in our Arboretum (#23 on Visitor Map). Just remember to discard all refuse in appropriate trash or recycling receptacles and remember to take your belongings!

Should I sign up for Membership?

Yes! Membership gets you a year of unlimited FREE Garden Admission and free or discounted tickets to select programs, festivals, performances, and more. Members enjoy invitations to Members-exclusive events, discounts on gift shop purchases and parking passes, and reciprocal benefits at over 300 gardens nationwide! To become a Member and start enjoying all the benefits, click here: http://queensbotanical.org/membership

Membership supports Queens Botanical Garden, the place where people, plants, and cultures meet! QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

How do I get to the Garden?

QBG is located at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY. We are easily accessible by car and public transportation. For more directions on how to get here: https://queensbotanical.org/directions

Do you have parking? How much does parking cost?

Parking is available year-round during open hours at our Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing. A $15 event parking rate is in effect on this day. For more information: https://queensbotanical.org/directions

Are there restrooms?

Restrooms are located by the QBG Store at the Visitor & Administration Building.

What are your Covid health & safety protocols?

Please follow our current health & safety guidelines, found on our website: https://queensbotanical.org/know-before-you-go

Outdoors, individuals are not required to wear masks, however individuals may choose to still wear them.

Indoors, masks must be worn in shared spaces such as the QBG Store, Gallery, restrooms, etc.

Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at multiple stations throughout the Garden.

High-touch surfaces are disinfected throughout the day.

Photography & Videography

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. If you do not give QBG permission to take and use your image, you must notify an event organizer or staff when you arrive for this event. QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The Garden thanks Lunar New Year sponsor Miffy.

Illustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv, 1953-2023.