The 24th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival Kicks Off at Mott and Canal at 1pm

Lion and Dragon masks in Chinese New Year Parade, New York Chinatown, 2002. (Lia Chang)

The 24th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival to celebrate the Year of the Tiger will take place today at 1:00pm in New York Chinatown.

Dancing Dragon, New York Chinatown, 2003. (Lia Chang)

Parade route: 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.

Festival & Booths: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Kimlau Square, Park Row in Chinatown, NYC.

www.betterchinatown.com

New York Chinatown Freemasons Athletic Club lion dancers and Think Chinatown lion dancers on Super Saturday in NY Chinatown on February 12, 2022.

New York Chinatown Freemasons Athletic Club lion dancers on Super Saturday in NY Chinatown on February 12, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Jason Ma, Lia Chang, Yixin Cen, Patrick Chen and Perry Yung in New York Chinatown on Super Saturday, February 12, 2022. Photo by Jenny Assaf
Think Chinatown lion dancers on Super Saturday in NY Chinatown on February 12, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Think Chinatown lion dancers on Super Saturday in NY Chinatown on February 12, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang

Roast pig, the altar and Lunar New Year decorations. Photo by Lia Chang
A specially designed Tiger head for the Year of the Tiger at Bo Law Kung Fu in New York Chinatown on February 5, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Bo Law Kung Fu in New York Chinatown on February 5, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Photo by Lia Chang

Multimedia: Inside the Year of the Tiger Celebration with Sifu Paul Koh and Bo Law Kung Fu

Dragon dancers at New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival held in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York Chinatown on February 1, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Red and Gold good luck decorations for the Lunar New Year. Photo by Lia Chang
Doualy Xaykaothao and Lia Chang in New York Chinatown.
Lion dancers from the Chinatown Community Young Lions performed on the streets of New York Chinatown to bring good fortune and chase away evil spirits on February 1, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Lion dancers from the Chinatown Community Young Lions performed on the streets of New York Chinatown to bring good fortune and chase away evil spirits on February 1, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Lion dancers from the Chinatown Community Young Lions performed on the streets of New York Chinatown to bring good fortune and chase away evil spirits on February 1, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang

Yu and Me Books, 44 Mulberry St., Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Multimedia: Lia and Doualy Celebrate Year of the Tiger at the 24th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival, Joe’s Shanghai and Yu and Me Books in New York Chinatown

The traditional Chinese almanac (known in Cantonese as Tong Sing and Mandarin as Huang Li ) is a centuries-old repository of cultural information, from household tips to general medical remedies. But what has made it a mainstay in Chinese homes are its regular predictions of which periods are auspicious or ominous for a wide range of daily pursuits. Authors Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith translate and decode the almanac’s predictions with daily listings for 2022, the Year of the Tiger.

This year’s almanac is extra special: the cover art is by none other than Kam Mak, the artist behind the previous 12-year run of Lunar New Year postage stamps, author and illustrator of My Chinatown among many other books, and former Pearl River artist-in-residence. Learn more about what the cover means. Click here to purchase.

Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith. Photo by Lia Chang

Joanna C. Lee is a recovering pianist with a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University. An active translator and interpreter, she has served such luminaries as former US President Jimmy Carter, film directors Luc Besson and Peter Greenaway, and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.

Ken Smith writes about Asian arts and culture for the Financial Times and other publications. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! …the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera. He speaks Chinese fluently, in many different dialects.

The authors divide their time between Hong Kong and New York and have been artistic advisors to a wide array of cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s Broadway play Chinglish and Kung Fu, a musical based on the life of Bruce Lee for New York’s Signature Theatre. They used the almanac to set their wedding date.

Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Mattel Unveils Barbie Lunar New Year™ Doll Designed By Guo Pei 

Watch: Year of the Tiger Celebration with the DNC Featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Deputy Executive Director Roger Lau, DNC Vice Chair Sen. Tammy Duckworth, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Lilan Bowden, David Henry Hwang, Lisa Ling, Daniel Dae Kim, Timothy Huang, BD Wong, Philippa Soo, Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee and more

Chinatown NYC: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in New York

Lia Chang

Lia Chang loves to tell stories – as an actor, a multi-media content producer, a performing arts photographer and an award-winning filmmaker. A co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, Lia makes films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Last Dragon. She stars in and is the Executive Producer for the indie films Hide and Seek (AA Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Best Actress Nomination), Rom-Com Gone Wrong, and When the World Was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). Lia made her stage debut as Liat in a national tour of South Pacific with Barbara Eden and Robert Goulet, was featured as Joy in Signature Theatre’s revival of Sam Shepard’s Chicago and has worked extensively Off-Broadway. Photo archives: Lia Chang Theater Portfolio collection,1989-2011, housed in the AAPI collection in the Library of Congress’ Asian Reading Room; Lia Chang Photography Collection in The Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library. Awards: 2000 OCA Chinese American Journalist Award, the 2001 AAJA National Award for New Media. Lia is an AAJA Executive Leadership Graduate (2000), a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age (2000), a National Press Photographers Association Visual Edge/Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media (2001), a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (2002), and a National Tropical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow (2003). www.liachang.com, www.liachangphotography.com

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