The Lunar New Year Parade NYC is an old East Asian tradition. The dragon dances through the streets to ward off evil spirits. Dragon and lion dancers pick up tips from businesses on the route.
This Pan-Asian tradition was spread by the Chinese Diaspora throughout East Asia, Southeast Asia, and wherever there are chinatowns.
Lunar New Year Parade NYC 2024
The 26th Lunar New Year Parade NYC 2024 has dragons dancing through Manhattan Chinatown to the Lower East Side; at the end of the Lunar New Year spring festival on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 1pm. FREE! 🇨🇳🇰🇭🇰🇷🇰🇵🇯🇵🇲🇳🇵🇭🇸🇬🇹🇼🇹🇭🇺🇸
The Parade Route
- Parade forms on Mott St at Hester St.
- Down Mott St to Chatham Square.
- Across East Broadway to the Manhattan Bridge.
- Up Forsyth St along Sara D. Roosevelt Park to Broome St.
For more information, visit betterchinatown.com