About Us

Better Chinatown USA

Founded in 2001, Better Chinatown USA is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the improvement of New York City’s Chinatown. Our organization seeks to build community solidarity and generate greater awareness of Chinatown & Asian-Chinese American culture by organizing unique activities and events that bring the people of Chinatown and Asian Americans together while also attracting tourists and main stream visitors. In addition to the annual Lunar New Year Parade & Firecracker Ceremony, Better Chinatown USA organizes the annual Autumn Moon Festival & Children Lantern Parade, the Chinatown Independence Day Parade & Festival, and Christmas Gift for Children and Senior’s Festival;  along with numerous sports tournaments, and community social events.

Past events also include the Atlantic City Boardwalk Lunar New Year Parade in February 2011 and the 1st China Day in New York Cultural Festival in September 2011 in SoHo/NoHo NYC.

The Better Chinatown USA has also created a Lunar New Year Celebration Committee which includes numerous community organizations who serve as leaders and volunteers. Their combined efforts have made the Lunar New Year Parade & Festival the most successful and popular winter season attraction in Chinatown, as well as New York City.

Main contact:
Steven Tin

217 Centre St, #183
New York, NY 10013