Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown

Jan. 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Traditional Chinese lion dancing will be part of this weekend's Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatown. (Star-Advertiser File)

Traditional Chinese lion dancing will be part of this weekend’s Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatown. (Star-Advertiser File)

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

Amid Chinatown’s bustling crowd and noisy Chinese New Year festivities on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 — think fireworks, lion dances and a parade — there will also be a quiet spot where folks can take respite.

The “Secret Beer Garden: 2014 Year of the Horse!” will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. both days at the Mendonca Building, 1126 Smith St. The Chinatown courtyard will feature a new “Chinese Down-Tempo Lounge” as well.

Other Chinese New Year-related events this weekend include:

» 64th Annual Narcissus Festival, Choy Cheng (lion dances) and Chinatown Open House: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 along the streets of Chinatown; free.

» Chinatown New Year Celebration: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza; free.

» ‘Night in Chinatown’ Street Festival: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 25 along Hotel and Smith streets; free.

» Chinese New Year Parade: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 along Hotel Street; free.

Also, the United Chinese Coalition’s Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the cultural plaza. Admission is free.

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