5. Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Parade
Photo via Wikimedia Commons by “Patrick Kwan”

Lunar New Year, which happened on January 22nd, will be celebrated this Sunday, February 12th with the 25th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade. The parade starts at 1pm and will follow a “U” shaped route that starts at Mott and Canal then travels to Chatham Square and runs along East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge.

The route turns north at Eldridge and Forsyth Streets, ending on Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The parade will welcome in the Year of the Rabbit, an animal that symbolizes patience and luck in Chinese Astrology.