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Chinese New Year 2024

The annual Squirrel Hill Parade is the main highlight of the vibrant celebration—Lunar New Year PGH

Dates: February 3, 2024

Squirrel Hill neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh has historically been home to a large Asian diaspora, predominantly Chinese. No wonder the area has become the epicenter of Chinese New Year festivities in Pittsburgh.

Squirrel Hill Lunar New Year Parade (February 2024, TBA)

The main attraction is the Squirrel Hill Lunar New Year Parade, which 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.

Other CNY festivities in Squirrel Hill

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.

Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala (February 3, 2024)

Besides Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center (PCCC) also hosts an annual event honoring CNY. Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala. The celebration showcases a fascinating show, with dancers, musicians, opera singers, and magicians. Cultural Exhibits & Food Booth Service are available at Pittsburgh Playhouse from 4 pm to 7 pm. The program continues with Lunar New Year Gala Performance in PNC Theater at Pittsburgh Playhouse from 7 pm to 9 pm. Food vouchers and tickets are sold by the link in the External Resources below.

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