Usher in the Lunar New Year
New York's Chinatown is your destination for the fun and festivities that surround the Lunar New Year. One of the most colorful New York City annual events, it kicks off with the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on February 19 at 11 am in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, followed by the always-colorful Lunar New Year Parade and Festivities on February 22 at 1 pm. Bordered roughly by Broome and Chambers Streets and East Broadway and Broadway (neighboring TriBeCa), Chinatown is home to the largest community of Chinese in the country. Whether you visit during the Chinese New Year or another time, this vibrant residential and commercial neighborhood offers much to see and explore – from great restaurants (more than 300 and counting) to street vendors selling everything from Chinese vegetables to watches to wonton soup.