Chinese New Year

Past Events

Chinese New Year Gala 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York City
6:30 Cocktail Reception
7:30 Dinner
Special Cultural Performances

The Board of Trustees & President of China Institute cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Chinese New Year Gala to welcome the year of the dog.

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 – Reception & Dinner at China Blue

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Reception 6:00
Dinner 7:00-9:00 PM
Dress Code: Shanghai Style 1930s theme
Location: China Blue, 135 Watts Street, New York City, 10013

Premium Seating – Twelve Seats: $15,000 ($13,200 Tax-deductible)
Priority Seating – Six Seats: $5,000 ($4,100 Tax-deductible)
Individual Ticket: $888 ($738 Tax-deductible)
*If you are unable to attend, and want to make a donation, please click here.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Join us at China Blue to welcome the Year of the Rooster
Evening Festivities:
Traditional Lion Dance
Shanghai Jazz by The Asian Cultural Symphony of USA
Beats by DJ HARUKA Salt
Red Envelop in Support of China Institute Education programs
Dress Code: Shanghai Style 1930s theme
Best Dressed & Most Creative Costume Award

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 – After Party at China Blue


Saturday, January 28th, 9:30PM-11:30PM
Beats by DJ HARUKA Salt; open bar; light snacks; dancing; Red Envelope in support of China Institute Education programs
$100 – Registered, $150 – At the door
Dress Code: Shanghai Style 1930s theme
Location: China Blue, 135 Watts Street, New York City, 10013

It’s that time of the year again — we anticipate with great excitement China Institute’s New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 28, 2017 to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

This year, our New Year’s Celebration includes an After-Party option. Enjoy Shanghai décor and music from the 1930s mixed by DJ HARUKA Salt with a contemporary twist.

HARUKA is a New York based DJ and producer. She plays internationally during Berlin, Paris and London fashion week for crowds at the upper echelons of style and for music lovers at the most progressive underground electronic parties in Brookly-New York. HARUKA is “a DJ for DJ’s” for the depth of her musical knowledge, selection and technical skills and “a mix master” for her flawless delivery and ability to read and move audiences. Click here to read HARUKA’s profile

Chinese New Year Celebration 2016


On February 5, 2016 over 300 guests joined China Institute to welcome the Year of the Monkey.

The evening included a family style dinner developed by restauranteur Ed Schoenfeld of Red Farm; a northern Lion Dance; Ribbon and Fan dances by the New York Chinese Cultural Center; calligraphy demonstrations; and our traditional Red Envelope collection in support of the Summer Study in China Scholarship Fund.

Guests included Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Zhou Libo, Liu Xiao Ling Tong, Chien Chung Pei, Anla Cheng and Mark Kingdon, Sophia and Abel Sheng, Theodore T. Wang and Clara Xing, Michelle Hayashi Koo, Leroy and Karen Chiao and Henry Tang.

To view photographs of the CNY event in 2015, please click here

A special thank you to co-chairs Marie and Shau Wai Lam and Gayle Ong and James Chin.