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Queens Botanical Garden hosts Lunar New Year celebration with globally beloved Miffy

About 4,200 people joined the world-renowned beloved rabbit Miffy to ring in the Year of the Rabbit at Queens Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Queens Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year celebration included a visit from Councilman Shekar Krishnan, who gave remarks, followed by a program of activities for all ages. Attendees enjoyed a lion dance performance, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, lucky plant sales and more. Miffy was in attendance for photos, story time and to greet children throughout the event.

Born of a beloved bedtime story tradition between father and son, award-winning illustrator and Miffy creator, Dick Bruna, has been “coloring the worlds” of readers and viewers with the character for over 65 years. Miffy has grown into a global sensation despite her humble Dutch roots, with over 85 million books sold in more than 50 languages, and broadcast via 70 television stations worldwide. 

Miffy greets children at the Queens Botanical Garden Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Anne Tan Detchkov/QBG)

Miffy greets children at the Queens Botanical Garden Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Anne Tan-Detchkov/QBG)

Attendees watch a lion dance performance at the Queens Botanical Garden Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Anne Tan-Detchkov/QBG)

Councilman Shekar Krishnan at the Queens Botanical Garden Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Anne Tan-Detchkov/QBG)

Queens Botanical Garden Executive Director Evie Hantzpoulous (l.). (Photo by Anne Tan-Detchkov/QBG)

Miffy greets children at the Queens Botanical Garden Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Anne Tan-Detchkov/QBG)

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