Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse
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2013 Chinatown Lunar New Year / Photo: Better Chinatown U.S.A.
Plenty of celebration is loping Chinatown’s way. The 15th Annual Firecracker Ceremony, organized by the Better Chinatown Society, will have your ears ringing in the first day of the Chinese New Year – the year of the horse – over at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Giddy up! The partying continues a few days later with a parade and festival combo to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The Firecracker Ceremony begins at 11am on January 31, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (at Grand and Forsyth Streets). We recommend getting there early, because, as we’ve reported in prior years, the crowds are massive.
The parade kicks off on February 2 at 1pm, starting in Little Italy and winding its way through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan. Alongside the procession, there will also be a Cultural Festival transpiring inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park (at Canal and Forsyth Streets).