Chinese New Year

Chinatown Goes Whole Hog for Year of the Pig

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

Time to ring in the Year of the Pig! Today marks the 20th year of New York’s Lunar New Year festival, and no doubt the organizers are going whole hog with the celebrations. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony later this morning at 11am, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park […]

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Ringing in the Year of the Rooster with a (Firecracker) Bang [PHOTOS]

Posted January 30, 2017 at 5:19 am

Saturday afternoon, Chinatown rang in the year of the Rooster with quite a bang. Literally. For the eighteenth year running, the Better Chinatown Society hosted the Firecracker Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, attracting hundreds to the Hester Playground inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (Falling on the weekend certainly helped turnout.) The event featured traditional song and dance, […]

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The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:13 am

The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends. As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between […]

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Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey

Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is here, and with it, plenty of celebration swinging throughout lower Manhattan. This year marks the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony for Chinatown. As in years prior, the festivities will commence with the Firecracker Ceremony, today at 11am […]

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Here’s How to Celebrate the Year of the Ram Around Chinatown

Posted February 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

Happy Lunar New Year’s Eve! This year marks Chinatown’s 16th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony, and the celebratory activities begin this week. Time to ring in the Year of the Ram. Firecrackers will set off the festivities with a bang tomorrow (February 19) at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at 11am. The parade will march […]

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse

Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

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 […]

Scenes from the Chinese New Year Parade

Posted January 30, 2012 at 6:18 am

This is dedicated to the true host of the annual Chinese New Year parade, Chinatown itself. Photos after the jump!

The Dragon Lanterns of Hester Playground

Posted January 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

The lanterns have arrived in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on this, the Chinese lunar year of the dragon.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

The Chinese new year is upon us, with the Rabbit giving way to the Dragon come January 23.

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Firecracker Ceremony for Year of the Rabbit [Video]

Last modified January 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Yesterday was the annual Firecracker Ceremony. We donated our hearing for you!

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