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Lunar New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

USA Asian American Youth Talent Competition & Mother’s Day Celebration 2019

The 4th  U.S.A. Asian American Youth Talent  Competition & Mother Day’s Celebration 2019


East Coast Competitions:  東海岸比賽

Sunday, May 5th, 2019  at  

PS 170 (Fabrizio School)  619  72nd, St. Brooklyn  NY    (600 Seat Auditorium)

Preliminary from 12pm – 2:30pm                   
Finals決賽 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Seating Tickets  $15.00

National Competition

Mid November ……………………………..TBA

at Queens Theater , Flushing NY or  Los Angeles, CA

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 

Late in- person registration fee = $10.00


All Applicants are invited to participate in the Midtown  Dance Parade on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 in New York City,  as well as our Autumn Moon Festival Parade  & Lunar New Year Parade.  

Awards  :  Top 3 Winners will be presented with Prizes & Awards totaling over $1,000.00, each prize worth at least $50.00.   Every Participant receives a free raffle ticket, mothers’ get 2 free raffle tickets for a chance to win a Mother’s day prize. 

Mothers will also get a free rose celebrating Mother’s Day.

Trophies, Official State, City  & Better Chinatown Outstanding USA Certificates.

For more information, contact June Chin or 201-960-3106

Competition Judges

Long Zou from Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Victoria Lebedeva from Kirov Ballet, Russia

Competition Photos

Thanks for coming, please share photos!

Thanks for coming out on Sunday to the 2019 parade to celebrate Year of the Pig! It was a great success and there was a turnout upwards of half a million people in Chinatown!

See you next year for Year of the Rat festivities.

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Lunar New Year Parade 2019

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Firecracker Ceremony 2019

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Chinatown Parade is here!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, weather is forecast to be sunny in the upper 30s!


日期 : 2019年2月17曰 (星期曰) 下午 1:00時

February 17, 2019 | Sunday | 1:00pm
Come out earlier for best viewing positions!

 Chinatown Lower Manhattan

Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Parade route from A to B to C.
Program Page 1
Program Page 2

Getting Ready for 2019, Year of the Pig!

Oink Oink. Guess what animal 2019 is in the Chinese Zodiak.

We’re preparing for Year of the Pig with our big events, the Firecracker Ceremony and Chinese New Year Parade!

Mark your calendars, dates and times below.


Better Chinatown USA Youth Competition

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018


  1. Application form (please complete)
  2. Welcome letter
  3. Release waiver
  4. Rules & regulations

Competition dates


  • Saturday, June 16th , 2018 (Qipao Association)

    13710 Laburnum Ave, Flushing, NY

  • Sunday, June 17th  (Circle Studios)
    5010-8th Ave.    2nd floor  Brooklyn, NY

Semi / Finals:

  • Friday, June 29 th , 2018 Jing Fong Restaurant,
    20 Elizabeth Street, Chinatown, NYC

1:00pm – 5:30pm Semi Finals
6:30pm – 10:30pm Finals

All Finalists including families & friends MUST purchase & attend the Banquet Finals.

Banquet Fees (per table):

Participants: $288.00
Families Friends: $488.00 
VIP: $688.00

  • U.S. National Finals Oct. 2018……………..…..TBA

Competition Fees:

Solo (individual): $ 35.00 per person / per category (max 2 minutes)
Duets / Trios: $ 30.00 per person / per category (max 2.5 minutes)
Groups of 4 or more $ 25.00 per person / per category (max 4-8 minutes)

Deadline for submission of application:
Tuesday, June 12th , 2018 (in person registration fee + $10.00, late fee +  $8.00.)

Please make checks payable to:

Better Chinatown USA, PO Box 9113, Paramus, NJ 07653

Amazing turn out to bring in the Year of the Dog

Thank you sponsors!

There was an amazing turnout yesterday to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Hundreds of thousands of people came out despite the wet weather which stopped right in time for the festivities. Auspicious indeed.

Press Coverage:

Video of Parade Highlights:


If you have photos to share, please e-mail with links!