Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with us! It will be the year 4012, the year of the Horse. We’ll start the fun at my favorite dim sum restaurant in Chinatown.
It would be hard pressed to find a vegetarian restaurant devoted to dim sum. But we are fortunately to have one right in our own Downtown Chinatown - Vegetarian Dim Sum House!
Vegetarian Dim Sum House has many many delicacies. The variety of them, with their different flavors, both sweet and salty, is amazing! Almost everything is vegan, just ask the staff. I can make recommendations for the newbies to this restaurant. It worked out great when we did this in April of last year when we did the Chinatown temple tour.
We start eating right after sitting down at 11:00 AM and finish around 12:45 PM. After brunch, for those interested, we will go find an area for us to watch the parade, which starts at 1:00 pm. There will be lion dances, dragon puppets, floats, martial artists, and lots of other festivities.
New York Magazine Critic’s Pick: “More than 5,000 participants fill Chinatown's streets with wildly colored dragon puppets manned by martial artists, floats, music, traditional food, and dancing, all in celebration of the Chinese lunar New Year.”
We will finish at 5pm so that many of us will have time to go watch the Super Bowl with a guestimated kickoff time at 6:30pm.
For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events: this is an incredibly friendly & welcoming group. You will have the option of ordering with others, sharing, and splitting the bill, or just order for yourself and get your own check. Easy!
Whether you are sharing with others and splitting the bill, or getting your own food and your own check, please bring cash to pay your check (not a credit card). Thanks!
Where to meet our group: We'll be meeting in Vegetarian Dim Sum House, in the basement. Please ask the waitstaff to direct you to the basement room.
Looking forward to a delicious brunch and a fun day at the parade! Hope to see you there!