Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
January 28, 2017
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
East Houston Street to Canal Street (bet. Forsyth and Chrystie Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10002
Check out Chinatown's annual Lunar New Year celebration for stunning visuals, tantalizing treats and impressive performances. This street party features all sorts of vendors, food and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster. The parade wends its way through the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown, and festivities start at 1pm. Note that it usually occurs sometime after the actual Lunar New Year. As well, similarly festive parades happen in the City's other Chinatowns: Queens' Flushing and Brooklyn's Sunset Park. A related celebration, the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, takes place in downtown Manhattan on the first day of the Lunar New Year (January 28, 2017). Things get going at 11am, with the fireworks scheduled for noon. For more information, visit betterchinatown.com.