6. Go to a Dumpling Making Workshop

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One of the most traditional and adored Chinese foods is dumplings. In New York City, there are countless of restaurants that specialize in the dish (some of which are included in our aforementioned list). But why not try your hand at learning how to make your own?

The China Institute in New York is hosting a Chinese New Year Family Festival on Sunday, February 25, and one of the activities it’s offering is a Dumpling Making Workshop. You can register online to participate. You might also want to check out the first annual New York Go Expo and competition, where nine teams will battle it out to conquer the classic Chinese strategy board game. The event is free, and attendees can play practice games, attend lectures and learn game playing skills.