Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Chinese New Year Celebrations in NYC

If you plan to go to NYC, do not miss this event to see how the New Yorkers celebrate the Chinese New Year.

2013 Year of the Snake
Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

When : Feb 17, 2013 (Sunday 1pm)

Where : Parade starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan.

Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.)

What : Since 1999, New York's Chinese American community has celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with an annual parade and festival. Held each year on a Sunday in February, the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival features a wide range of cultural activities in Chinatown. Each year over 500,000 New Yorkers and visitors pack the streets of Chinatown and Sara Roosevelt Park for the annual Lunar New Year celebrations.

The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade starts in Little Italy and winds its way through Lower Chinatown. Colorful floats, antique cars, and thousands of people parade through Chinatown's historic streets.

The Chinatown Lunar New Year Cultural Festival takes place each year at Sara Roosevelt Park. Each year, activities at the cultural festival follow a zodiac theme. Events at past cultural festivals have included a dog parade, pig race, and live music performances.

The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival celebrates the traditions and cultures of all Asian countries including China, Korea, and Japan. The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival is free, and all ages are welcome to celebrate the Lunar New Year with age-old customs. After the celebrations, enjoy traditional foods and drinks at the restaurants, bars, and caf├ęs nearby in Chinatown.

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