There are lots of ways to celebrate the Year of the Rooster in NYC, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.

Though the Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 28, parties, special menus and events will continue through early February.

Head to these restaurants, cultural centers and festivals to ring in the New Year.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year prix fixe at Chao Chao (Jan. 28)

The Vietnamese restaurant is hosting a four-course, prix-fixe
The Vietnamese restaurant is hosting a four-course, prix-fixe meal in celebration of the Lunar New Year -- for $45. The meal will feature multiple options for each course, including spring rolls (pictured), five-spice-braised crispy pork and banana sticky rice pudding. Pair your food with a New Year-themed cocktail, like the sake lychee lunar martini, featuring Junmai sake and dry vermouth. (171 Ave. A, Manhattan, 6 p.m. to midnight, chaochaonyc.com) (Credit: Chao Chao)

Chinese New Year dinner at MaLa Project

To celebrate the New Year, this East Village
To celebrate the New Year, this East Village hotpot restaurant is serving up some special dishes beginning Jan. 28 -- including chicken feet, eggplant with roasted garlic, braised beef heart (pictured) and MaLa duck neck -- in addition to the restaurant's unique dry pot menu. (122 First Ave., 212-353-8880, malaproject.nyc) (Credit: MaLa Project)