#PickoftheWeek | Fantastic Flushing! The Lunar New Year Parade Is Back!
BY QEDC It's In Queens
After a Covid-induced hiatus, New York City’s biggest and best Lunar New Year Parade returns to Flushing on Saturday, Feb. 5.
It’s the Year of the Tiger, which means strength, and hundreds of marchers are expected to brave the elements and fill the streets with creative costumes, ornate floats, traditional Chinese dances, and the color red.
The staging area is Union Street between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue and the procession will probably start around 11 am. The route goes from Union to Sanford Avenue to Main Street to 38th Avenue.
However, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s Reception is one of the day’s main highlights. The public is invited to warm up with coffee and doughnuts at St. George Church at 135-32 38th Ave. from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
Local road closures will start at 8:30 am. Buses will be rerouted, too, with temporary stops on Bowne Street between Roosevelt and Barclay avenues.
After the parade, the public is asked to stay in the neighborhood and shop! Lunar New Year Parade is organized by the Flushing Chinese Business Association, the Korean American Association of Queens, and other community groups.