Countdown to Year of the Rooster


New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11am – 330pm. Firecracker kick-off at 12pm.

Location: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (Grand Street at Chrystie St.)

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 28, the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, gets things going at 11am. There will be performances, vendors, and giveaways. The main event, the Firecracker Ceremony is scheduled for noon. You might want to bring your ear plugs!

Location of Firecracker Ceremony
Location of Firecracker Ceremony

 

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.

Check out Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year Parade for tantalizing visuals, delicious treats and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster. The parade winds its way through the main streets of Manhattan Chinatown on February 5, and parade starts at 1pm. Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route!

Parade Route for 2017

 


If you were born in any of these years, you’re a Rooster!
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

You are practical and resourceful, and you use what you have to succeed without taking a lot of risks. A hard worker, you say what’s on your mind and have a sense of style that sets you apart.

Thanks for coming out!

www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)
www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)

Today’s Lunar New Year Parade was a great success. Despite the cold, the weather was bright and sunny and everyone was in a festive mood.

We want to see you again next year!

www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)
www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)

 

There are plenty of other events planned for this year including the lantern festival in Brooklyn, details:

Sunday, February 28, 2016
11:30am – 3:30pm

Sunset Park Brooklyn: 53rd – 55th St & 8th Ave

www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)
www.mbwfoto.com (Matthew Wong)

 

2016 Year of the Monkey

Busy preparing for our flagship 2016 events.

2016 monkey year

Autumn Moon Festival Weekend

September 27 Update: Event has completed and was a huge success! Thanks for coming out and enjoying the festivities!

Saturday is the autumn moon festival in Brooklyn! The weather is calling for sunny skies in the mid-70s. It’ll be a great time for friends and family to come out and celebrate.

13th Autumn Moon Cultural Festival

Saturday September 26, 2015
12pm – 4pm

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Dumbo) Pier 1, Brooklyn, NY
    • by the Brooklyn Bridge & the New York Harbor

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

Our next event:

13th Autumn Moon Cultural Festival & Lantern Parade

Sunday October 18, 2015

  • Festival: Leif Ericson Park (65th-67th St, 8th  Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
    12pm – 4pm
  • Lantern Parade: 65th St to 51th St, on 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
    2pm – 3pm

Autumn Moon Festival Preparations

At Better Chinatown USA we’re busy preparing for the upcoming fall events. We’ll be organizing two events for the Autumn Moon festival in September and October.

We’re excited to announce our September 26, 2015 event at the new and beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1. This venue will provide ample space and a beautiful views for everyone attending.

Be sure to mark these events in your calendars and stay tuned for more details as we get closer.

Bklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

Autumn Moon Cultural Festival

Saturday September 26, 2015

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Dumbo) Pier 1, Brooklyn, NY
    • by the Brooklyn Bridge & the New York Harbor

Autumn Moon Cultural Festival & Lantern Parade

Sunday October 18, 2015

  • Festival: Leif Ericson Park (65th-67th St, 8th  Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
  • Lantern Parade: 65th St to 51th St, on 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Thanks for coming out!

Thank you everyone for coming out and supporting the community through the Firecracker Ceremony and Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown!

If you have photos you’d like to share with us, please upload using the forms below. (please credit your photos prior to upload.)

We appreciate the help and support of our volunteers. Both events were successful and hundreds of thousands of visitors came out to partake in the celebrations.

FYI, next year is Year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year & Firecracker Ceremony is Monday February 8th, 2016. The Lunar New Year Parade will be held on Sunday February 14th, 2016.

  • Firecracker Ceremony 2015 Photos

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  • Lunar New Year Parade 2015 Photos

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Parade Today!

Update 6:15pm: Thanks for coming out and supporting the community! I hope you had as great of a time as we did. The sun did come out as forecast and we had a beautiful sunny day for the parade! 

We hope everyone has a great healthy and prosperous New Year! 

If you have photos/videos you’d like to share with us, we will have a link up by the end of the week where you can upload and share. Thanks again!

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Despite the snow and rain last night, the skies have cleared and the parade will go on as scheduled today!

1pm in New York City Manhattan Chinatown.

The forecast is temperatures up around the mid-40s and sun later.

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