Sunday February 25th, 2018 11AM-3PM
PS130, Hernando DeSoto School
143 Baxter Street (btw Grand and Hester), NYC
Pre Parade Party for prep, dumplings, sweet snacks, fruit, refreshments
AND Lion Dance performance!!
Provided by FCCNY free of charge!
Please RSVP at www.fccny.org with 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. If you have not yet renewed your FCCNY membership for 2018, please login to your account at the top right of the FCCNY website.
Problems with membership, logging in, registration? fccny.org/login-tutorial
We will also be selling FCC Art to Wear for the year of the Dog with a new design TBA soon!
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!)
Family members, friends and PET DOGS are all welcome! We can set up some water bowls for the Dogs in the courtyard connected to the space we'll be in. We don't know of they will be allowed in the school.
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.
For this year's parade, in honor of the traditional Chinese art of paper cutting, we will be making large (lightweight, and waterproof) cut-out dogs that people can carry. We're so excited but we need you! The more the merrier!
You can also bring your own (well-behaved pet Dog or) Dog creation if you like!
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 Dog!
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.
Questions? Want to help? Contact Linda Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org