The Chinese New Year Parade guide

Celebrate the start of 2019 a second time during the Chinese New Year Parade—NYC goes all out for this tradition

14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival, 2013
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Forget that other New Year! Ring in 2019 (again) during Chinatown’s annual Chinese New Year Parade. NYC’s festival includes dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more to celebrate. After the bang of firecrackers, 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 February 17, 2019. The parade kicks off at 1pm and the party lasts until 4:30pm

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, continues onto East Broadway toward the Manhattan Bridge and curves up through Sara D. Roosevelt Park via Forsythe and Eldridge Streets toward Grand Street. For more information, visit betterchinatown.com.

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Chinese New Year Parade

Chinatown, NYC neighborhood guide
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Chinatown, NYC neighborhood guide

Walk through the area south of Broome and east of Lafayette Streets—that’s Chinatown, NYC—and it might feel like you’ve transported to another continent.

The best things to do in Chinatown, NYC
Things to do

The best things to do in Chinatown, NYC

Discover all of the mouthwatering dishes, bars, unique shops and great things to do in Chinatown, NYC

The best things to do near the Chinese New Year Parade
Things to do

The best things to do near the Chinese New Year Parade

Looking for something to do before or after the Chinese New Year Parade? Here are the best spots to check out.

The best bars in Chinatown, NYC
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The best bars in Chinatown, NYC

The best bars in Chinatown, NYC, range from long-standing dives to karaoke joints. Find the best of the neighborhood.

The best shops in Chinatown NYC
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The best shops in Chinatown NYC

From beauty supplies to chopsticks, there are unique finds everyone is sure to love in Chinatown NYC

The best Chinatown restaurants in NYC
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The best Chinatown restaurants in NYC

New York’s best Chinatown restaurants are more than dim sum and Peking duck—although, the downtown neighborhood is rife with fantastic options for both. No, the food possibilities expand well beyond some of the city’s best Chinese restaurants to include creative Mexican restaurants, ramen dens and Cali-coolcafes. Whether you’re looking for traditional soup dumplings or French-Malaysian fare, these Chinatown restaurants have something for you. RECOMMENDED: Full neighborhood guide to Chinatown NYC

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 14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival 2013 (slide show)

14th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival 2013 (slide show)

Photos: 13th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade (2012)

Photos: 13th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade (2012)

 Photos: Chinese Lunar New Year parade (2011)

Photos: Chinese Lunar New Year parade (2011)