Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
The streets of New York City's Chinatown are filled with the aroma of hot dumplings and dancing dragons every year to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Often called the Chinese New Year, this pan-Asian affair showcases the dances and costumes of various countries, including Korea and Taiwan. Come early to view the procession, which begins winding from Canal Street to East Broadway at 1:00 p.m., before culminating with performances and food vendors at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. In 2017, you'll ring in the Year of the Rooster with rice cakes and dumplings, and exchange red envelopes filled with blessings for the New Year.