2013: Year of the Snake

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2013 Year of the Snake Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Parade starts at Mott St and Hester St and Ends at Forsyth St and Broome St.
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 cafés nearby in Chinatown.





Year of the Snake: A Chinese New Year Celebration!

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Chinese American Arts Council curates an evening of traditional Chinese cultural program with a modern twist featuring Chinese opera, instrumental music, folk song and folk dance to celebrate the Year of the Snake. The artists for the night include Alan Chow, Rongrong Chen, Ashté King, Qingfeng Li, Yuxia Liu, Ying Xin, Wen Xu, Zhiqiang Wang, Kai Wang, Xin Zhang, Zhiwei Zha.

Presented in collaboration with Chinese American Arts Council.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Snake

Friday, February 8, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Accessible
131-40 Fowler Avenue

Adults and seniors can participate in free activities such as performances, martial arts demonstrations, massages, refreshments, a raffle drawing, health information and more while ringing in the new year!


More events to come.