The Year of the Rat Scurries In
It’s the Year of the Rat!
This week marks the 21st year of New York City’s Lunar New Year celebration, and no doubt the organizers are scurrying around in preparation for a veritable smorgasbord of festivities.
As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the explosive Firecracker Ceremony Saturday morning at 11:00am (January 25) at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park courts on Grand Streer, and will wrap up with the annual parade on Sunday, February 9 at 1pm. Cultural booths will be set up to check out after both events.
As in years past, the parade route is as follows (make sure to snag a viewing spot early):
Mott and Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Head over to Better Chinatown Society for more info on the celebration.