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Chinese Lunar New Year in New York City: 2014

Jan 21st 2014

New York is home to one of the world’s largest and most widely known Chinatowns outside of Asia. And that means few cities do it better when it come to celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year!

The New Year begins on January 31, 2014, but the celebrations will stretch through the weekend and be taking place all across the city. The Year of the Wooden Horse will start off with the Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival on the Friday from 11am to 3:30pm in Roosevelt Park. The Festival will feature all-day cultural performances by singers and dancers as well as 12 lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes that will march through the main streets of Chinatown.

Later in the weekend visitors can continue festivities at the 15th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade, which will turn the streets of Chinatown into one giant party on February 2, 2014. The celebrations will feature food vendors with traditional Chinese foods, colorful costumes, and of course, a whole lot of confetti!

This is a major New York event you won’t want to miss and with the Chinese New Year on January 31, 2014 and the parade, along with the Super Bowl on February 2, 2014, New York really is the place to be for the weekend!