Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Rat!
As is tradition we kick the day off with a celebration breakfast, lion dance and performers, community, crafts, red envelopes, merchandise, and more! The party starts at 10:30am at PS130 right in the heart of Chinatown!
Sunday February 9th, 2018 10:30AM-2:30PM
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!
RSVP requested 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 2020, please login to your account at the top right.
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!)
For this year's parade, we will be making large (lightweight, and waterproof) shiny gold lamé pigs that people can carry. We're so excited but we need you! You can also bring your own rat/mouse creation if you like! The more the merrier!
FCC adoptees: please come and bring your 'posse' to help carry pigs!!
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 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 Rat!
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.
We are in need of volunteers and can provide service letters for a full day of volunteering and marching.
This event is free; sponsored by community members like you. Please consider joining or renewing your FCC membership to sustain our programs and community.
About the parade: http://betterchinatown.com/