Chinatown New Year Parade

Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey

Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is here, and with it, plenty of celebration swinging throughout lower Manhattan. This year marks the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony for Chinatown. As in years prior, the festivities will commence with the Firecracker Ceremony, today at 11am […]


Parading in the Chinatown Streets for the Year of the Ram [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

A mild Sunday, yesterday was a total slushfest, and just in time for the sixteenth annual Lunar New Year parade. The streets of Chinatown were bogged down by a colorful confetti soup, yet didn’t deter the masses from descending upon the area to partake in the festivities for the year of the Ram. The usual […]

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Here’s How to Celebrate the Year of the Ram Around Chinatown

Posted February 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

Happy Lunar New Year’s Eve! This year marks Chinatown’s 16th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony, and the celebratory activities begin this week. Time to ring in the Year of the Ram. Firecrackers will set off the festivities with a bang tomorrow (February 19) at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at 11am. The parade will march […]


Parading in the Chinatown Street for the Year of the Horse [PHOTOS]

Posted February 3, 2014 at 10:29 am

Since 1999, the Better Chinatown Society has been organizing the annual Lunar New Year parade in the streets of Chinatown. Yesterday afternoon was the fifteenth year running and crowded as ever. The attendance estimate usually hovers around the half-million mark, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the number was higher this time. After all, it […]

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Parading in Chinatown for the Year of the Snake [PHOTOS]

Posted February 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

For the fourteenth year running, Chinatown bustled with song and dance to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year of the Snake.

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Scenes from the Chinese New Year Parade

Posted January 30, 2012 at 6:18 am

This is dedicated to the true host of the annual Chinese New Year parade, Chinatown itself. Photos after the jump!

Chinatown Parade for Year of the Rabbit [Video]

Posted February 7, 2011 at 6:38 am

Yesterday wasn’t only about football. It was also the 12th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.

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Lunar New Year Parade 2010 [Video]

Last modified February 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Yesterday was the culmination of Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, with the annual parade marching through the streets of the Lower East Side.  The weather was perfect for the occasion, warm without a cloud in the sky.  There were, however, plenty of NYPD choppers buzzing overhead.

Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Last modified February 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Yesterday afternoon, hordes of onlookers gathered along the Chinatown parade route to publicly commemorate the lunar year of the Ox. My particular vantage point, however, was the final stretch of the festivities – Grand Street just west of Allen. And the weather was perfect. A balmy forty-some-odd degrees under bright sunshine. The police were out […]

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