Getting Ready for 2019, Year of the Pig!

Oink Oink. Guess what animal 2019 is in the Chinese Zodiak.

We’re preparing for Year of the Pig with our big events, the Firecracker Ceremony and Chinese New Year Parade!

Mark your calendars, dates and times below.


Better Chinatown USA Youth Competition

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018


  1. Application form (please complete)
  2. Welcome letter
  3. Release waiver
  4. Rules & regulations

Competition dates


  • Saturday, June 16th , 2018 (Qipao Association)

    13710 Laburnum Ave, Flushing, NY

  • Sunday, June 17th  (Circle Studios)
    5010-8th Ave.    2nd floor  Brooklyn, NY

Semi / Finals:

  • Friday, June 29 th , 2018 Jing Fong Restaurant,
    20 Elizabeth Street, Chinatown, NYC

1:00pm – 5:30pm Semi Finals
6:30pm – 10:30pm Finals

All Finalists including families & friends MUST purchase & attend the Banquet Finals.

Banquet Fees (per table):

Participants: $288.00
Families Friends: $488.00 
VIP: $688.00

  • U.S. National Finals Oct. 2018……………..…..TBA

Competition Fees:

Solo (individual): $ 35.00 per person / per category (max 2 minutes)
Duets / Trios: $ 30.00 per person / per category (max 2.5 minutes)
Groups of 4 or more $ 25.00 per person / per category (max 4-8 minutes)

Deadline for submission of application:
Tuesday, June 12th , 2018 (in person registration fee + $10.00, late fee +  $8.00.)

Please make checks payable to:

Better Chinatown USA, PO Box 9113, Paramus, NJ 07653

Amazing turn out to bring in the Year of the Dog

Thank you sponsors!

There was an amazing turnout yesterday to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Hundreds of thousands of people came out despite the wet weather which stopped right in time for the festivities. Auspicious indeed.

Press Coverage:

Video of Parade Highlights:


If you have photos to share, please e-mail with links!

AT&T 19th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Be sure to join us Sunday Feb 25 2018 for the AT&T 19th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Chinatown!

The parade will go on rain or shine, come join in the fun!

February 25, 2018 | Sunday | 1:00pm

日期 : 2018年2月25曰 (星期曰) 下午 1:00時

We can’t wait to see you there!

Parade route: A to B to C. Easiest viewing by East Broadway or Forsyth St.

Please share any pictures of the event with us!  (We may use them on the website or share with the press.)

Gearing up for 2018: Year of the Dog

2017 Events

All events are free and open to all!

The 1st Chinese American Cultural Day Parade 第一屆全美華人文化日大遊行

Summer 2017

To promote Chinese American culture, understanding, pride and unity to the American mainstream and to our Chinese American younger generation.

The 1st US National Asian American Youth Talent Competition

Talent Competition for children 5-18 years old in solo or group dancing, music instruments, martial arts, cheer leading and any talents.

Preliminary in Brooklyn Sat 7/8/17 & Flushing Sunday 7/9/17

NY Semifinal & Finals in NY Chinatown, Jing Fong Restaurant.  Friday 7/28 from 1:00-10:00pm

US National Finals in Flushing Town Hall Saturday 8/19/17 with national finalists coming from LA,

SF, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, Philly, and more.

The 14th Autumn Moon Festival & Parade 第十四屆中秋文化節花燈大遊行

Sunday, 9/24/2017

Lantern Cultural Festival:  NY Chinatown // Mott St

Saturday, 10/14/17

Cultural Festival and Lantern Parade:
Brooklyn 8th Ave. Sunset Park/Bay Ridge community 

Thanks for Coming!

Thanks for coming the 2017 Lunar New Year Parade! We had a HUGE turnout, and the weather stayed dry and relatively warm compared to last year.

Next event: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 (updated date)
2017 Brooklyn Lantern Festival

Location: Brooklyn Leif Ericson Park 8th Ave (66th-67th St)
Time: 11am – 3:30pm

Press coverage of the parade:
Sinovision: 纽约华埠新春大游行 各族裔High翻了
World Journal: 華埠大遊行 50萬人慶新春 
Gothamist: Chinatown Covered In Confetti 

Check out our growing photo album with pictures from the event! Here’s a few from yesterday.


新年快樂: Happy New Year! Year of the Rooster

Update Feb 3: Parade forecast for Sunday calls for dry conditions with temps in the 40s, ideal for February! Come out and enjoy all of the fun! 

18th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Sunday, February 5, 2017
12pm – 430pm. Parade kick-off at 1pm.

Suggested viewing locations: East Broadway or by Grand Street / Sara Roosevelt Park.

We hope you were able to make it out to Chinatown on Jan 28 and enjoy the firecrackers and festivities!

Check out NY1’s coverage of the event.
Firecracker video from actionkid105

Year of the Rooster Firecrackers in NY