Thanks for coming, please share photos!

Thanks for coming out on Sunday to the 2019 parade to celebrate Year of the Pig! It was a great success and there was a turnout upwards of half a million people in Chinatown!

See you next year for Year of the Rat festivities.

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Lunar New Year Parade 2019

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Firecracker Ceremony 2019

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Chinatown Parade is here!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, weather is forecast to be sunny in the upper 30s!


日期 : 2019年2月17曰 (星期曰) 下午 1:00時

February 17, 2019 | Sunday | 1:00pm
Come out earlier for best viewing positions!

 Chinatown Lower Manhattan

Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Parade route from A to B to C.
Program Page 1
Program Page 2

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