Chinese New Year Parade In Flushing Queens
This is the Chinese New Year Parade in Queens section. The Chinese New Year Parade and related celebrations are held annually in Flushing. The following shows our coverage of the Chinese New Year Parade & related celebrations in Flushing Queens.
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On Saturday I made my way east to Flushing to watch the Chinese New Year Parade. It was a nice sunny day with temperatures in the 30's, and a fair wind blowing, adding to the chill. But that doesn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowds that come to attend and witness one of the world's most ancient cultures on full theatrical display.
The sidewalks in Flushing along Main Street had been widened this past year, enabling a far better flow of pedestrian traffic than in prior years. I headed south toward the Flushing branch of the Queens Library, to find an opening into the street where I could - for the first time - take video of the colorful, musical parade.
I'll post the video later today.
Flushing Chinese New Year Parade In Queens
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February 10, 2016 / Flushing Queens / Queens Parades / Queens Buzz. Click Chinese New Year in Flushing Queens 2016 for times & viewing locations
The links above will provide information about the viewing times, locations and route of the Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing Queens. This report will give you a sense of what to expect when you go to watch the parade - probably the finest Chinese New Year Parades outside of China.
The Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing begins at 11 am on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 and generally runs about two hours. It begins at Queens Crossing Mall at 39th Street & Main Street - click the link above for the map and information about viewing locations, times and parade route.
Click this link for the parade times and the parade route of the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing Queens for 2016] . FYI - in 2014 it was the year of the Horse.
Weather forecast as of February 10th, 2016 for the Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing Queens on Saturday, Feburary 13th. It will be partly cloudy with the highs around 20 and the lows around 0, with 24 mph winds. Not ideal parade weather.
Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing Queens: The Year of the Snake - 2013
This is a report about the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing Queens on February 8, 2013. In 2013 the Chinese New Year Parade started with great weather. It was sunny and seasonably warm, with the highs in the low forties. Due to the good weather and increasing awareness of the colorful cultural event, we estimate that the crowd in attendance was over 10,000 as spectators lined the entire length of the parade.
Spectators lined the streets two, three and four deep. There were large congregations of spectators, particularly from the stretch along Main Street from the Queens Library to the south to the new Queens Crossing Mall at the north end. Nonetheless, due to the wide Flushing streets and rerouted traffic, there was ample room in which to move around.
Chinese New Year Parade Photos
This year there were a number of new costumes and floats, and we recognized some costumes from the prior year as well. The better weather [last year the temperatures were in the single digits and there was a biting wind] and the larger crowds added to the theater of the parade as we were able to relax a bit more and take in the entire scene.
Photos Of Chinese New Year Parade - A Queens Crowd
It was interesting to observe American Korean War veterans marching alongside Korean American floats. At first this struck me with a bit of irony, but as I pondered it more deeply, it occurred to me that the Koreans marching in the parade [or their parents and grandparents] likely fought alongside these Veterans of the 1950's conflict.
There were also representatives of the U.S. Census, reminding citizens to be sure to register this year as the census is used to determine the public allocation to neighborhoods, of funds for educational and social services. The Chinese American community in Flushing has begun to rival Chinatown in Manhattan as the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. In the last census the Flushing population was estimated to be in the range of 200,000, of which about a third were Chinese. Manhattan's Chinatown is estimated to have a Chinese population ranging from a low of 70,000 to a high of 150,000. So it will be interesting to see the results of the 2010 census.
The following slideshow is of the parade and may also be viewed in our photo album of this event in the Photo Albums section of the site. Click here to view photos of the Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing Queens or view them on the slideshow below.
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