Lunar New Year Parade and Festival | New York by Rail

february, 2023

12febAll DayLunar New Year Parade and Festival(All Day: sunday) Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie St &, Forsyth St

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Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

The exciting 23nd annual Chinatown festival, with dancing dragons, martial arts  performances, delicious food and more.

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Lunar New Year Parade & Festival 2023

The Lunar New Year Parade & Festival is an annual event in New York City’s Chinatown; 2023 is the year of the water rabbit! The festival is renowned for its beautiful and intricate visuals–think dancing dragons– gracing the streets from Little Italy to Chinatown. The parade is also notable for exhilarating performances and delicious food.

Attending the Festival

The festival is open public and there is no entrance fee. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the parade spans multiple streets in lower Manhattan. Prime viewing spots for the parade are first come first serve. Visitors should arrive early to secure the perfect spot to enjoy the parade and festival. Food will be available from numerous street vendors.

Participating in the New Year Festival

This exciting cultural parade and festival is the perfect outing for friends, family and people of all ages. Festival goers can expect to watch a parade that celebrates the Chinese New Year and Chinese culture. Multiple floats and performances will fill the streets throughout the parade. While watching the various floats and performances, festival goers can see traditional Chinese symbols and mythological creatures, such as the dragon. Visitors should check out the multitude of food vendors and try several traditional and modern Chinese dishes.

Take Amtrak to Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Attend the festival via Amtrak to Penn Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 2.8 miles away from the Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.


All Day (Sunday)


Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Chrystie St &, Forsyth St

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