Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park , Lower East Side Monday February 8 2016 Free

Unfriendly ghosts should steer clear of Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the first day of the New Year, when the Better Chinatown Society lights 600,000 firecrackers to welcome the Year of the Monkey and ward off evil spirits. In addition to the pyrotechnics, there will be lion dances and decorations giveaways, plus craft vendors and food booths where you can get your fill of traditional delicacies. It’s said that the more dumplings you eat at the celebration, the more money you’ll make in the year ahead. Grand St at Forsyth St.

Venue name: Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Contact:
Address: Chrystie St to Forsyth St
New York

Cross street: between Canal and E Houston Sts
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z to Bowery; F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Free
Event website: http://betterchinatown.com

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