The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 at 5:13 am by

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The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends.

As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets), and wrap up with the parade on Sunday, February 5 at noon. Cultural booths will of course be set up to check out after both events.

Parade route is as follows (secure your viewing spot early!):

Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Visit Better Chinatown Society for more details.

 

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