Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.
In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Chinese New Year in a big event in New York City. There are six Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City and eight in the New York City Metropolitan Area, which contains the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, estimating around 735,000 individuals.
These eight Chinatown in New York City are – Manhattan Chinatown, Sunset Park Chinatown, Avenue U Chinatown, Bensonhurst Chinatown, Elmhurst Chinatown, Corona Chinatown, Flushing Chinatown, Newark Chinatown and Edison Chinatown.
The details of Chinese New Year Parades and celebrations in New York City are mentioned below –
Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade – Lion and Dragon Performance:
The Chinese New Year parade is one of the most colorful cultural events to happen in New York City. The parade kicks off at Mott and Hester Streets in Chinatown at 1:00 PM.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Cracker Show:
Another main attraction of Chinese New Year celebrations in New York City is the Chinatown Chinese New Year Cracker Show where in an astounding 500,000 rounds of fireworks will be set off at New York’s New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, which kicks off at 11:00 AM at Sara Roosevelt Park in Chinatown on Chinese New Year Day.
Flushing, Queens Parade :
Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year celebrations in Flushing, with Flushing’s annual Lunar New Year Parade. Parade times are from 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m.
Apart from the parade, there is a Lunar New Year Dance Sampler in Flushing, which is an annual favorite wherein dance performances from China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Egypt, Colombia and America take part.
Most of the Chinese New Year Celebrations are Chinese New Year Parades 2017 will be broadcast LIVE in New York City on local TV channels like WCBS-TV, WNBC, WNYW, WABC-TV, WPIX, WNET, WLIW, etc.