Chinese New Year

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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The New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony [Video]

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the tiger.  Thousands gathered in the tight quarters of Sara D. Roosevelt Park (basketball court in the functioning half of Hester Street Playground) to kick off the celebration with a bang.  Indeed, it was the annual New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony, a […]

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Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Last modified February 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Yesterday afternoon, hordes of onlookers gathered along the Chinatown parade route to publicly commemorate the lunar year of the Ox. My particular vantage point, however, was the final stretch of the festivities – Grand Street just west of Allen. And the weather was perfect. A balmy forty-some-odd degrees under bright sunshine. The police were out […]

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