The Chinese new year bring lots of hopes and fortune in every year. People from all over the world join the festival to have fun with their near and dear ones. New York City celebrates this festival with huge events and great activities. If you are not visit the city, then come in the upcoming Chinese New Year 2017 to witness one of the best Chinese New Year parades of the world.
CNY Parade and Festival
New York has the oldest ethnic Chinatown that can feel you the real Chinese atmosphere. It is located at Manhattan. On the special occasion of Chinese New Year, the inhabitants of this place organize grand celebration. To witness the red Chinatown of New York City, pack your bags and join the celebration. The whole city looks gorgeous on the special eve, as the Chinese decorate it with red colour. They believe that red is the colour of hope and positivity, thereby; they cover the city with this colour. The celebration starts from Allen Street and ends in Delancey Street. All the streets are designed with red hanging and beautiful lanterns that contain inscription. Moreover, they dressed in red and gift each other money in red envelope.
The most attractive part of their celebration is the parade. They organize a long annual parade with lion and dragon dance performances. This is a popular Chinese culture and in every year, on the Mott Street of Chinatown people witness such great performances. This parade is very popular for its amazing street performances. If you are in this city then definitely come to Manhattan in order to witness some magnificent traditional dance shows. Not only the Chinese dragon dances you can also watch some great martial arts performances. People organize a great kung fu demonstration to amaze the visitors. Every school student, teenager and many other people participate in this parade. To mesmerize the ambience, there will be definitely some musical concerts; some acrobats show their talent most importantly, people walk throughout the city. The parade covers areas like Baxter Street, Bayard Street, Broadway, Canal Street and many more.
If you love to watch Chinese folk dance, then definitely visit Union Street at 37th Avenue of Manhattan. It is a lovely place that comes forward to celebrate the Chinese New Year grandly. In fact, you can see dazzling firework show here.
There are some other Chinatowns as well. You can visit Brooklyn, Nassau County and Long Island in New York State. The people of these places also arrange a long parade for this celebration where you can also find great performances and amazing fireworks.
Food is an inevitable part of every festival. In Chinese New Year you can have traditional Chinese foods in different restaurants. They also offer discounts on this special eve. Chef Yu is the biggest Chinese restaurant of this city situated at 8th avenue, New York. You should definitely have a meal in this restaurant.
Accommodations for CNY
There are many reputed hotels that offer great services and good facilities for their guests. You can book these hotels little earlier in order to avoid any problems. New York Inn, Refinery hotel – these are the two main hotels of New York City. Remember to book the hotel in advance for the best location for CNY parade viewing.