Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit


Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

 

Thousands celebrate the Year of the Rabbit during the Lunar New Year parade in Flushing.On Saturday, January 21, thousands of people gathered to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade that brought colorful performances through the bustling city of Flushing.


The community of Flushing bid farewell to the high energy of the Year of the Tiger and welcomed in the peace and hope that symbolizes the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year falls on January 22.


On Saturday, revelers gathered in rabbit ears on the sidewalks of Main Street, while children dressed in traditional Chinese clothing sat on shoulders hoping for the chance to be spotted by a dancing lion or dragon. People gather on Union Street to watch the annual lunar new. Parade of the Year on Saturday, January 21, 2023 in downtown Flushing. (Photo by Paul Frangipane) Crowds gather on Sanford Avenue to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade in downtown Flushing on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Photo by Paul Frangipane) ) People gather on Main Street to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade in downtown Flushing, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Photo by Paul Frangipane) People gather on Union Street to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade in downtown Flushing on Saturday. , 21 January 2023. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)



Organized annually by the Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Lunar New Year Parade Committee, the event featured floats, lion dancers, dragon dance performers and local community groups. Parade participants began the celebration by marching down Union Street before heading up Main Street in front of an enthusiastic audience.Elected officials from the state to the city level gathered on a float to greet the crowd. Countering anti-Asian hatred was a common theme in his messaging.



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"We will be here every step of the way to make sure we continue to fight against Asian hate and stand with the Asian community and any community across our city that is under attack," Richards said. Richards said.The state's top prosecutor, Attorney General Letitia James, echoed that sentiment, as did Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz attends the annual Lunar New Year parade Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in downtown Flushing.


New York Attorney General Letitia James attends the annual Lunar New Year parade in downtown Flushing, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023."It's my job to keep you safe so we can celebrate the traditions of our parents and our parents before us, incorporating their traditions into the United States of America," Katz told the crowd.City Comptroller Brad Lander focused on the development of the Flushing business district and congratulated the Flushing-Main Street subway station on its 75th anniversary."Flushing has become the biggest Chinatown in New York City right now," Lander said. "But it's not the train station that helped Flushing grow into the thriving business district it is, it's the people."



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Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year 2023 | Year of the Rabbit



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