New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony

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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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 […]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake

Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

Out flies the dragon, in slithers the snake. The Chinese New Year is swiftly approaching, falling this year next Sunday, February 10.

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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On the Old Bowery: The End of Chinatown

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

On this day in 1907, the New York Times printed an article that, in hindsight, teems with explicit racism.  Entitled “Chinatown Doomed to Make Way for Bowery Park,” the piece is a snapshot of how many cityfolk perceived Chinatown at the turn of the century.  The crux of the argument – replacing Chinatown with a […]

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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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