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See & Do: Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

Dan Nguyen

Lunar New Year For All

Happy New Year! Now that you’ve fired off some crackers, don’t miss Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year parade this Sunday, Feb 17th. The parade starts at 1pm in Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown.

The parade is going for the Guinness World Record of Most Dancers in a Lunar New Year parade! Better Chinatown has maps to follow the dancers and marchers.

With support from CAAAV, NYAGRA, the Queens Pride House, APICHA, and NQAPIA, the Lunar New Year For All contingent will also be marching on the 17th, recruiting LGBTQ members of the API community, as well as their family and allies. “It’s a reminder to our families and communities of origin that we are someone’s brother, sister, son or daughter,” says organizer Ryan Shen. “We’re here to show our community that we are here and proud.”

The Lunar New Year For All marchers will convene at 11:30 AM at Hester Street and Mott Street. Look for their banners! You can also go volunteer and help them create their “GIANT SNAKE” at 10am at Project Reach.

If you can’t make any of the above, join them for an after-march banquet at Project Reach at around 3pm until 5pm. No RSVP required.

Kyla Cheung is a contributing writer at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Continue the conversation by posting a comment here, on OurChinatown’s Facebook page, or on Twitter at @ourchinatown.

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