Lunar New Year Parade

 

The 8th Lunar New Year Parade Festival 2007

 

Date:Sunday, February 25. 2007

Time:1PM

Location: Intersection of Mott and Hester St.

Organized by: Better Chinatown Society

Co-organized by: Fukien-Am Association & Hanka Organization

 

Description

A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. The floats will feature various cultural performances and special guests. Over 5,000 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. After the Parade at 3PM, an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street that will feature performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists on a large stage.

 

Estimated Attendance: 400,000

On Sunday, February 25, the 8th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade will step off at 1 PM 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.

Sponsors of the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Chinatown include: American Airlines, Harbin Lager (Anheuser Busch), Washington Mutual Bank, Verizon, Con Edison, Cathay Bank, Fukien American Association, Hanka Association, New York Life, Fidelis Care, Allstate, Health Plus, OUO Entertainment, Hennessy Cognac, Pearl River Mart, Grand Harmony Restaurant, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Association, Sing Tao, World Journal, Twin Marquis, Inc., JiangZheFu Organization, Everlasting Distributors, The Duowei Times, Chinese Consumer Weekly, Elite HK Corp., Grand Furniture, Windsor Hotel, Dynasty Supermarket, Chinatown Lumber, Paramount and the Daily News.