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About the Autumn Moon Cultural Festival

The Chinatown Autumn Moon Cultural Festival Ceremony was founded in 2003 to provide New York's Chinese American community was a large scale celebration. In recent years, the event has grown into a New York City-wide affair and Chinatown's biggest fall tourist attraction, luring thousands of visitors from all over the United States and the world. Last year, a record 50,000 spectators flooded the streets of Chinatown. A truly pan-Asian spectacle, the festival features cultural performers and organizations from all across Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.

The Chinatown community was greatly impacted by the events of September 11th and it is still in the process of recovery. The organizers plan to leverage the attention that the events receive to help promote Chinatown to an international audience.

The Chinatown Autumn Moon Cultural Lantern Festival is comprised of the following events:


Autumn Moon Cultural Lantern Festival


Date: Sunday, September 14th 2008

Time: 11PM – 3PM

Location: Mott St. (Between Canal and Bayard)


Chinatown Autumn Moon Children Lantern Parade


Date:Sunday, September 14th 2008

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Location: Mott St. / Canal / Bayard / Bowery & back


Estimated Attendance: 60,000