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Lunar New Year Parade

 

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The 11th Lunar New Year Parade & Festival 2010

 

Date:Sunday, February 21th. 2010

Time:11:30AM – 4PM

Location: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Manhattan/Chinatown

Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St) One block from major subway system, next to Manhattan Bridge, nearby all out of town buses, and surrounded by major market place.

 

Description

A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian & Hispanic musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. The floats will feature various cultural performances and special guests. Over 3,000 individuals will march in the Parade, which will span every major street in Chinatown. This is the biggest winter parade in the East Coast and a national and international tourist attraction. Elected officials, celebrities and community leaders are scheduled to take part in the Parade, which will be covered by local, national and international media. An outdoor cultural festival will take place at the Sara Roosevelt Park by Canal St & Forsyth St that will feature booths and performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists.

 

To celebrate our 11th year- we have plans for more exciting cultural and artistic entertainment

Estimated Attendance: 400,000

On Sunday, February 21th, the 11th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade will step off at 11:30 AM from the corner of Mott and Hester Streets and wind its way through the major streets of Chinatown, including Mott Street, East Broadway, Forsyth or Allen Streets and Grand Street. One of the most popular events of the year in New York City, this colorful parade with many colorful floats, marching bands and Lion and Dragon Dancers, form what Time Out Magazine recently called “New York City’s Most Underrated Parade.” The recommended viewing location for the Parade is on Allen Street between Canal and Grand Streets.