Lion Dancing, Lucky Foods, Libations: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pearl River Mart

Photo by @larufoto – Luis Ruiz

Pearl River Mart Celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

Saturday, January 28, 5-7pm

At Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave. btw. W. 15th & 16th Sts.)

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Few among us can resist the promise of “Lion Dancing, Lucky Foods, and Libations”—and why should they try? That incredibly effective teaser (shamelessly “borrowed” as our headline) is the prelude to a press release that came across our desk recently, directing the public to Chelsea Market anchor establishment Pearl River Mart. This “eclectic emporium where you can find one-of-a-kind Asian-inspired home furnishings, fashion, and everything in between” will offer a family-friendly celebration of the Chinese/Lunar New Year’s start, with a slate of activities and opportunities.

The Pearl River Mart interior. | Photo: Schneider PRM

Saturday, January 28, 5pm:  The fun begins on Chelsea Market’s main concourse with a dynamic performance by the renowned Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute Dragon and Lion Dance Team. Then, on the lower level, it’s happy hour and lucky food specials from Pearl River Mart Foods’ vendors (Mao’s Bao, Kimbap Lab, and Tea & Milk) as well as more Lunar New Year treats.

Attendance is free and open to the public (food and drinks for purchase).

Featured Item: Year of the Rabbit Friendship Box

Photo courtesy of Pearl River Mart

Sharing food and culture and a spirit of mutual curiosity is the foundation built by Pearl River Mart’s founders. Performing all of those tasks and more, Pearl River’s Friendship Box is packed with things to nosh on, while nourishing the mind. This edition of the Box ($50) includes such good fortune facilitators as cute rabbit items, lucky red money envelopes, a lucky charm, a noisemaker to scare away evil spirits, a zodiac activity book, and the newest Chinese pocket almanac.

For more Pearl River Mart info, click here. For all things Chelsea Market, click here.

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