This colorful multicultural tradition paddles back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for another weekend. The fest gets its name from the roughly 180 dragon-boat teams from around the world that come to race on the Queens park's lake. Back on shore, expect plenty of traditional food and live entertainment, martial arts demonstrations from the monks of the Shaolin Temple, lion dance performances, Chinese crafts and children's activities. Races take place throughout the day.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Photo: Julienne Schaer