FCC Marches in Manhattan’s 17th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
to celebrate the
Year of the MONKEY!
Sunday February 14th, 2016
If you would like to attend please e-mail Linda Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and the number of people that will be attending. If your number of people changes, don't worry about it, we just need a ballpark count for now.
More details will follow. 11AM-12:30PM:
PS130, Hernando DeSoto School143 Baxter Street (btw Grand and Hester), NYC
for preparation, dumplings, pastries, snacks, fruit, refreshments, AND Lion Dance performance!!
12:45-2:30PM: Walk around the corner and MARCH in the parade
(Parade runs 1-3PM but we are usually done by 2:30 or before so you can watch the rest!)
This year we have drawn our inspiration from a chapter in the Chinese mythological novel "Journey to the West", where the Monkey King conquers the Sea Dragon in order to acquire his special powers. We're so excited but we need you to join us and help display this gorgeous cast of characters: Sea dragon, Monkey King and his many monkey minions!!
You can also bring your own Monkey creation if you like! The more the merrier!
Family members and friends are all welcome! If you can only march with us for part of the way, that's okay too! If anyone in your family has a disability that prevents her or him from walking the length of the parade, please let us know and we will provide a (well-decorated!) cargo bike to sit in.
As many of you know, this parade draws thousands of people each year and features many community groups, dance troupes, marching bands, seniors playing traditional instruments, drummers, and lion dancers. This is one of the few times that we get to participate with the greater Chinese-American community and what a special feeling it is both for us and for them to celebrate this wonderful event together!
So rug up and please join us in celebrating this Year of the Monkey!
Sunday, February 14th from 11am-3pm!
Parade starts at Mott Street and goes through the main streets of Lower Manhattan/Chinatown (Canal, Chatham Square, East Broadway, Allan, & Grand St.) and ends at the Lower East Side on Grand and Chrystie Streets by Sara Roosevelt Park.
We will be able to return to the school after the parade if needed.