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The Chinese New Year Parade guide

Celebrate the start of 2023 a second time during the Chinese New Year Parade—NYC goes all out for this tradition

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Chinatown’s annual Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade is back on February 12, 2023 with dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more. After you've danced among the firecrackers, make sure to check out other fun things to do in the area such as the best karaoke in Chinatown or delicious Chinese restaurants. Mark your calendar for what is certainly one of the best NYC events in February!

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When is the Chinese New Year Parade?

The Chinese New Year Parade and Festival is Sunday, February 12, 2023. The parade kicks off at 1pm. This year will be the parade's 25th anniversary. 2023 is the year of the rabbit.

Where is the Chinese New Year Parade?

Head to the neighborhood shindig for the Lunar New Year Parade, which heads down Mott and Canal Streets to Chatham Square to East Broadway toward the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. For more information, visit betterchinatown.com.

How can I get involved in the parade?

There's still plenty of time to volunteer, apply to be a parade participant or sponsor the festivities. Visit betterchinatown.com for more details.

What else is there to do for Lunar New Year?

There are tons of events you can check out with our list of best Lunar New Year events in NYC.

See the map of the Chinese New Year Parade

A map of the Lunar New Year Parade 2023.
Photograph: Better Chinatown USA

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