Squirrel Hill neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh historically has been home to a large Asian diaspora, predominantly Chinese. No wonder the area has become the epicenter of Chinese New Year festivities in Pittsburgh. The main attraction is the Squirrel Hill Lunar New Year Parade that usually concludes two weeks of Asian culture celebration on Squirrel Hill, known as the Spring Festival.
The parade takes place on Murray Avenue around noon. It starts at Murray and Phillips avenues and finishes at Murray and Darlington. This event is free of charge for the public.
During the annual festival, there's also an array of fun activities taking place at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Squirrel Hill: lion dancers, Chinese singing, rhythmic ribbon dancing, martial arts, and more performances on the main stage. Everyone can try Chinese calligraphy, origami, and lantern making. There are crafts for children and teens. Of course, there will also be delicious Chinese holiday food for everyone to enjoy.