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The Chinese New Year Parade guide

Celebrate the start of 2022 a second time during the Chinese New Year Parade—NYC goes all out for this tradition

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Chinatown’s annual Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade is back this Sunday with dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more to celebrate. 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 20, 2022. 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, Mott and 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. For more information, visit

What else is there to do for Lunar New Year?

Before and after the parade, there will be a festival with booths from noon to 4pm in Kimlau Square, Park Row in Chinatown.

There are also tons of events you can check out with our "best of" list here!

See the map of the Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade

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