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1st Asian pacific american heritage parade

Sunday, May 15th, 2022
12pm
6th Ave / 44th – 55th Streets, Manhattan

Better Chinatown USA is organizing this historic midtown parade. The event has special support from the New York Mayor’s Office, the Community Service Unit CAU, NYPD, and the Special Permits Office.

We will partner with various Asian Pacific ethnic groups to celebrate the Asian-Pacific Heritage Month in May. Please join us on May 15th on 6th Ave!

THANKS FOR COMING OUT! HAPPY YEAR OF THE TIGER!

Another great event with hundreds of thousands of happy festive spectators! Below are links to some coverage of the parade!

ABC7 NY: Lunar New Year Parade in NYC’s Chinatown celebrates the Year of the Tiger

1010 WINS: PICS: Hochul and Adams join Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Gothamist: Lunar New Year Parade returns in Chinatown with big crowds

Daily Mail UK: Lunar New Year Parade takes over NYC’s Chinatown

Photo Albums from Bob Dea:
2022 PARADE – YEAR OF THE TIGER
2022 FIRECRACKERS CELEBRATION

2022 FIRECRACKERS CELEBRATION

Thanks for coming out to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year! The firecrackers went off with a bang and we had a huge crowd joining us for the festivities!

Some photos can be found here

Be sure to join the community for the big parade on Feb 20th!

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

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24TH ANNUAL CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL

Sunday, February 20, 2022
Parade start time: 1:00 PM

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.

Festival & Booths: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Kimlau Square, Park Row in Chinatown, NYC.

Firecracker Celebration Media coverage:

ABC News 7: Lunar New Year festival kicks off Year of the Tiger

Lunar New Year Celebrations Hit NYC Streets

Lunar New Year Celebration Kicks Off In Chinatown To Ring In Year Of The Tiger

2022 YEAR OF THE TIGER

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

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24TH ANNUAL CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL

Sunday, February 20, 2022
Parade start time: 1:00 PM

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.

Festival & Booths: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Kimlau Square, Park Row in Chinatown, NYC.

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24TH NEW YEAR FIRECRACKER CEREMONY & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 11AM – 3:30 PM

Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand Street in Chinatown, NYC.

Year of the Ox: lunar new year 2021

Wishing everyone a prosperous, healthy, and safe new year!

(Due to the on-going pandemic, most festivities including the annual parade are postponed likely until late Spring 2021. )


Event:
Cultural Festival to Celebrate NYC Lunar New Year with Lion’s Troupe Dance & Confetti display

When:
Friday, February 12, 2021 (First day of the lunar new year)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:
American Legion Kimlau Memorial Square
22 Chatham Square & One East Broadway, Chinatown, Manhattan


Lunar New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

Chinatown Parade is here!

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

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20TH CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL

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.

 

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:

Photos:

If you have photos to share, please e-mail ctin@betterchinatown.com with links!