Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flushing Lunar New Year Parade 2010

Today, Saturday, February 20, is the big Flushing Asian New Year Parade. It is always a lot of fun since Flushing is home to the largest community of East Asians in NYC, and seeing how spectacular the weather is today--45° & barley a cloud in the sky--it all adds up to a pretty good time.

Route: Begins, Union St and 37th Ave and ends at Main St and 39th Ave.

  • When: February 20, 2010, 11 a.m.
  • Fireworks - at Queens Crossing Mall (39th Ave and Main St) starting at 12:30 p.m.

Chinese Food and Folk Performances at Queens Crossing Mall:

The Chinese performers in the parade end the procession with a celebration at the Queens Crossing Mall, where there's more cultural activities.
  • Queens Crossing Mall: 136-17 39th Ave
  • 1 p.m.

Korean Lunar New Year Celebration at Korea Village:

The Korean parade contingent celebrates at Korea Village's Open Center, a cultural space, where there will be Korean food, games, dancing, martial arts, music, and a karaoke contest.
  • Korea Village Open Center: 150-24 Northern Blvd at 150th St
  • TBD - 718-353-8969

MORE INFO at John Roleke's blog/sight!

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