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May 26, 2023 at 12:15 am by PeterParker

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Queens Parades NYC

Schedule of Parades and Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

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This report provides a schedule of the parades held in the Queens each year. We update each parade / festival as we approach the event date. Pay attention to the dates and asterisked events have NOT been updated to 2023. Pay attention to the dates / year.

The parades include the Queens Chinese New Year Parade in late February or early March, the St. Patrick's Day Parades in March, the Queens Memorial Day Parades in May, the Jackson Heights Pride Parade in June, the Queens Dominican Parade & Ecuadorian Parade in July, the Queens Hispanic Day Parade in September, the Columbus Day Parade in October and the Queens Veterans Day Parade in November. We have also included a number of the larger cultural festivals here as well.

At the end of this report there are links to the parades and festivals in the other four boroughs of NYC.

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January Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

Saturday, January 21, 2023, the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing. This was in celebration of the year of the rabbit began Sunday, January 22, 2022 and runs through February 9th, 2023. Flushing Queens parade jumped the gun vis a vis the official lunar new year dates, by hosting its parade the Saturday before the official beginning of the Chinese lunar new year.


February Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

* Saturday, February 17, 2018, the Flushing Queens Chinese New Year Parade begins at 11 am near Queens Crossing shopping mall north one block on Main Street from Roosevelt Avenue from the #7 subway stop in Flushing. The parade begins at 39th Avenue and Union Street and circles back to the starting point. Click here for prior coverage of the Queens Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing which includes a parade route map.

queens things to doThe photo shows the Flushing Chinese New Year Parade in a prior year. Click the link above for reports from prior years about the parade and some of its history. Click this link to view a map showing the Chinese New Year parade route and viewing locations from a prior year which haven't substantively changed.


March Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC

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Saturday, March 4, 2023. The Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Rockaways kicks off at 1 pm at Beach 130th and Newport Avenue. Church services at Francis de Sales Church [129th and Newport Avenue] will be held prior to the parade. The parade marches east down Newport Avenue to 116th Street, where it turns right / heads south one block to Rockaway Blvd - where it turns left and continues east down Rockaway Blvd to 102nd Street terminating near a shopping center parking lot. This parade is in the Rockaways neighborhood of Queens and as of 2023, this parade is in its 48th year.

For more details see - https://queenscountyparade.org/

st pats for all parade photos 2012 sunnyside queensSunday, March 5, 2023. The St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside begins with speeches and music at 12 noon, and then kicks off from Skillman Avenue and 43rd Street in Sunnyside, Queens ending 15 blocks further east at 58th Street in Woodside. The St Pats for All Parade was founded in 2000 in response to the Manhattan St Pats Parade boycott of LGBTQ folks marching as openly gay. The Manhattan St Pats Parade has since dropped that policy and permits openly gay members of the community to march in the parade.

The photo at right was taken at the St Pats for All Parade in Sunnyside in 2012. This link will take you to a section of our coverage of the St Pats Parades in Queens NYC. Please be advised that as of this post [2/27/23] we've not finished cleaning up the linked section since we migrated to a new web platform late last year. Those 'elements' in the linked report represent stories we need to add back as the 'elements' technology from the old platform no longer functions.

For further details on the St Pats for All Parade see - https://www.stpatsforall.org/

Saturday, March 25, 2023 beginning at 1 pm the Bayside St. Patrick's Day Parade marches down Bell Blvd between 35th and 42nd Avenues. The parade is a fairly new one, now in its fifth or sixth year [2023].

For further details see their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/baysidestpatricksdayparade as their website as of this post on 2.28.23 is currently having issues - www.baysidesaintpatricksdayparade.org.


April Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

On Sunday, April 2nd beginning at 4 pm, there's the Miss Greek Independence Pageant at the Stathakeion Center at 22-51 29th Street in Astoria Queens. If I'm not mistaken, this is where they choose one of the key Greek Independence Day parade participants. For details see - http://hellenicsocieties.org/

On Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 12 noon to 7 pm, there's an Easter Egg Hunt in Roy Wilkins Park at 177th Street and Baisley Blvd just south of the Jamaica neighborhood in Queens. Tickets are $29, which you may obtain on Eventbrite. It's organized by Nooks and Gems, which is a private company located in Brooklyn, but for which I could not easily find a website linked to the company.

On Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 11 am - 1.30 pm and 3 - 5.30 pm, there's an Easter Party at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. For details and $43 tickets see - https://mtsproductions.com.

Friday, April 14, 2023 beginning at 7 pm a Greek Orthodox Church Lamentation Service commemorating Holy Friday and the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ with the carrying of the epitaphios through the streets of Astoria in a candlelit procession. The religious and cultural event includes a procession from the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria around several nearby blocks before returning to the church. In past year, several of the Astoria Greek Orthodox churches held their own Holy Friday celebrations and processions, but as of this posting [4.2.23], only St. Demetrios has posted any specifics for 2023. The other two churches which I have reported on in the past include St Irene Chrysovalantou and St Markella. For more details see - https://www.saintdemetriosastoria.com/church/ https://www.stirene.org / https://www.saintmarkellagoc.org


May Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

Sunday, May 7, 2023 first wave beginning at 7.30 am & officially over at 6 pm - 5 Boro Bike Ride. It starts between Canal Street and the Battery in Manhattan, depending on the cyclist wave folks are in. And it ends at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. For details see - https://www.bike.nyc

Thursday through Sunday, May 18 - 21, 2023 runs 5 pm - 11 pm Thursday & Friday, and 1 - 11 pm Saturday & ending at 10 pm Sunday - 49th Annual Greek Festival at St Demetrios Church on 31st Avenue and 30th Drive. Old fashioned town fair including traditional Greek food, good rides and prizes for the kids, and Greek cultural music and dance entertainment. Click here for St Demetrios street fair map. 718.728.1718.


  • Sunday, May 28, 2023 beginning at 2 pm, the 102nd College Point Memorial Day Parade marches from 28th Avenue and College Point to MacNeil Park in College Point. For details see - https://www.facebook.com/CPmemorialdayparade/.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 1 - 3 pm, the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade marches from Walter Garlinger Memorial Park at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth. The parade marches down Grand Avenue ending at 69th Street at Maspeth Memorial Park where there will be a ceremony and community gathering. ECCA antique autos are participating in the parade. For details see - https://www.maspethfederal.com/about/events-hub/memorial-day-parade/
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 11 am - 2 pm, the American Legion Forest Hills Memorial Day Weekend Parade. The opening ceremony begins at 11 am and the parade begins at 12 noon, marching from Ascan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue [home of the Legion Post] to St. Johns Cemetery at Cooper and Metropolitan Avenues in Forest Hills.
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 beginning at 11 am - Laurelton Memorial Day Parade. The parade begins at Merrick and Francis Lewis Blvd and ends at the Veterans Memorial Triangle at 225th Street.
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 the Douglaston - Little Neck Memorial Day Parade begins at 2 pm at Jayson Avenue marching southwest along Northern Blvd and ending at 245th Street in Douglaston, near the Zion Episcopal Church. This is said to be the biggest Memorial Day Parade in the city. There are related activities leading up to the parade that begin at 10 am. For details see - https://www.lndmemorialday.org
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 from 11 am - 1 pm the Ridgewood / Glendale Myrtle Avenue Memorial Day Parade - Begins at Myrtle Avenue and Cooper Avenue, marching up to Cypress Avenue. There will be short ceremonies at both the beginning and end of the parade. Organized by the Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale. ECCA antique autos are participating in the parade. For details see - http://www.myrtleavenuememorialparade.org/
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 from 11.30 am - 2 pm the Whitestone Memorial Day Parade marches from 149th Street and 15th Drive to [not sure of end destination]. It begins with a ceremony at 11.30 am and the parade steps off at 12.15 pm. Organized by the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association. Tel 718.767.4323. For details see - https://www.facebook.com/WVMA11357
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 begins at 11 am - the Rosedale Memorial Day Parade. It begins at 243rd Street and Mayda Road in Rosedale.



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June Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

* Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm - Queens Pridefest - The parade begins at 12 noon along 37th Avenue at 89th Street marching west to 75th Street ending at 37th Road from 73rd to 77th Street and in Diversity Plaza. Organized by Queens Pridefest.

* Saturday, June 8, 2019 beginning at 11 am - Sunnyside Kiwanis Flag Day Parade - Along Greenpoint Avenue from 43rd Street to Queens Blvd.

* On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Queens Dominican Parade returns Sunday, beginning at 12 noon at 69th Street along Northern Blvd and ending at 86th Street and running until between 2 and 3 pm.

queens things to do* Friday June 21, 2019 the Make Music New York is coming to numerous locations around the entire city at various times - see www.makemusicny.org for schedule - free.


July Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

* Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 12 noon to 2 pm - The Festival de las Flores - A parade marches along 37th Avenue & 69th Street in Jackson Heights to 88th Street where there should be a Corona street fair that runs along the street to Roosevelt Avenue until about 6 pm [street fair unconfirmed but believe it's happening].

* Friday through Sunday, July 26 - 28, 2019, there's a Pow Wow at the Queens County Farm at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. Performances run from 7 - 10 pm Friday, 12 - 5 pm and 7 - 10 pm Saturday and from 12 - 5 pm Sunday. Gates open one to two hours before performances. Tickets run $15 / adult and $8 / kids 12 and under [cheaper online].

* Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 12 noon - 3 pm - Colombia Independence Parade - Along Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights between 69th Street and 86th Street in Corona. There is a street fair with entertainment planned at 40th Road between Junction Blvd & Warren St in Corona after the parade - near Sabor Latino.


August Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

* Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3, 2019 - The Music Festival runs from 6 - 10 pm Friday and The Street Fair runs from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday - JAMS Jamaica Avenue Festival - Friday evening in the northwest corner of Rufus King Park Friday for the music festival & on Saturday along Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Blvd to 169th Street. Music, food and street shopping. The biggest street fair in Queens. JAMS stands for Jamaica Arts & Music Summer.

* Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2019 - from 9 am - 5 pm - Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Live boat races, food, shopping and entertainment. Free admission.

* Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Ecuadorian Parade begins at 11 am and runs to 4 pm - Along Northern Blvd from 69th to 90th Street in Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst & Corona.

* Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10 am - 6 pm - Junction Blvd Latin Culture Festival - Along Junction Blvd between Roosevelt and 35th Avenue. St fairs in Corona Queens.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 begins at 2 pm - India Day Parade in Queens - Begins at 263rd Street on Hillside Avenue and marches to 236th Street where it is followed by a party at Padvan-Preller Field #1, which lasts until 8 pm [dark]. Food, shopping, kids rides and live entertainment. Street fairs in Bellerose and Floral Park Queens.

* Saturday, August 24, 2019 there's a Free Kids Day at Arthur Ashe Stadium from 9.30 am - 4 pm in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The event includes things like an autograph session w/ pros, hair braiding, fitness programs, musical acts by Disney and the ability to watch the pros practice in the afternoon. All free, but there's a live entertainment show you can also attend that costs money - see www.arthurashekidsday.com for details and tickets.


September Parades & Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC

* Thursday through Sunday, September 5 - 8, 2019 from 5 - 10 pm Thurs / 5 - 11 pm Fri & Sat / 1 - 10 pm Sun - Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America [St Markella] celebrates patron feast day with traditional Greek food and unique arts and crafts. Along 22-68 26th Street between 22nd & 23rd Avenues in Astoria.

* Thursday - Sunday, September 5 - 8, 2019 from 12 noon - 10 pm & Sun until 9 pm - Fresh Pond Road - The ITALIAN FESTIVAL is back in full swing - After years of curtailment this street fair has won back the full four days. It even went on hiatus over traffic in 2017. Along Fresh Pond Road between Palmetto and Menahan Street. This is a big real Italian themed fair with great food, rides for kids and plenty of shopping. Organized by the Ridgewood Social Club. Brooklyn St fairs in Ridgewood organized by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens.



In September the Hispanic Day Parade in Jackson Heights.

In October the Columbus Day Parade in Astoria.

in November the Veterans Day Parades in multiple neighborhoods in Queens.