Countdown to Year of the Rooster

Updated Jan 28, 1:20pm
新年快樂 – Happy New Year!
Hope  everyone enjoyed the firecrackers! Make sure to join us next Sunday Feb 5th for the big parade!

Updated Jan 26 5:10pm:
Forecast for Saturday calls for sunny skies and temps in the 40s! Can’t ask for better weather to set off all those firecrackers!!

New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11am – 330pm. Firecracker kick-off at 12pm.

Location: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (Grand Street at Chrystie St.)

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 28, the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, gets things going at 11am. There will be performances, vendors, and giveaways. The main event, the Firecracker Ceremony is scheduled for noon. You might want to bring your ear plugs!

Location of Firecracker Ceremony
Location of Firecracker Ceremony


18th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Sunday, February 5, 2017
12pm – 430pm. Parade kick-off at 1pm.

Suggested viewing locations: East Broadway or by Grand Street / Sara Roosevelt Park.

Check out Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year Parade for tantalizing visuals, delicious treats and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster. The parade winds its way through the main streets of Manhattan Chinatown on February 5, and parade starts at 1pm. Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route!

Parade Route for 2017


If you were born in any of these years, you’re a Rooster!
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

You are practical and resourceful, and you use what you have to succeed without taking a lot of risks. A hard worker, you say what’s on your mind and have a sense of style that sets you apart.