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Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

New Yorkers gathered to watch costumed dancers and marching bands in Chinatown's yearly Lunar New Year procession.

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Photograph: Filip Wolak

14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

There are myriad ways to ring in the Lunar New Year, but the crown jewel of the city's festivities is the annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. At this year's procession, which took place on Sunday, February 17, we spotted lots of parents and kids ringing in the Year of the Snake, whether by marching in costume or cheering on the traditional lion dancers from the sidelines. Despite competition from museum festivals and a new Avatar exhibit, the Lunar New Year parade was certainly a highlight of the long weekend. Click through our slide show to see if you can find your little ones!


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