Celebrate the Chinese New Year this weekend in NYC, at the 14th annual Firecracker Ceremony, in Sara Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side. There’s also a cultural performance of dance and music, all FREE, all to welcome the Year of the Snake. The event is 11 AM, Sunday, February 10th, sponsored by the community civic and business group Better Chinatown. The park is at Grand and Forsyth Avenues.
Remember that Chinatown’s jewelry shops are celebrating the Lunar New Year with 40% discounts through Valentine’s Day.
There’s an even bigger celebration next weekend, including a parade through Chinatown expected to be large enough to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.