Chinese Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival in New York City
Chinese Lunar New Year in New York City
Chinese Lunar New Year in NYC, New York, USA
Chinese Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival 2012
Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival 2012
23 January and 29 January, 2012
The firecracker detonation, with expected attendance by local politicians and community leaders, is intended to ward off evil spirits. A large stage will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian-American singers and dancers. Plus, a dozen lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes will march through Chinatown’s main streets, including Mott Street, the Bowery, East Broadway, Bayard Street, Elizabeth Street and Pell Street.
The parade features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local organizations. Over 5,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of Chinatown, finally dispersing at Worth Street. The parade is expected to conclude at 3 pm, at which time an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.
Firecracker Ceremony – At Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.) Chinatown New Year Parade – Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Manhattan/Chinatown
Firecracker Ceremony – January 23, 2012
Chinatown New Year Parade – January 29, 2012