Chasing the Dragon

A cacophony of firecrackers, drumming and cheering fills the streets every winter as the annual Chinese New Year parade winds its way through Chinatown on February 17th. Wear some red (for good luck!) queue up on Canal Street and take in the procession of martial artists, lion and dragon dancers, and authentic music. Afterwards, head to a nearby dumpling house for a hearty helping of fried pork dumplings, a lucky New Year's food.
 
Check out the full schedule of events here: http://betterchinatown.com/HOME.php
 
Plan to spend the afternoon? Check out some of the local-owned shops that call Chinatown home...
 
Dave's Wear House
123 Baxter Street
Home to authentic store brand tees, trendy 'fixie bikes' and one-of-a-kind skateboard designs.
*Mention Blue Nest Events now through March 30, 2013, and get a free store brand ADD+ Tshirt with purchase!*
 
Elizabeth Center Gift Shop
15 Elizabeth Street
From anime-posters to stationary to gizmo and gadgets a-plenty, this is your one stop shop for everything Chinatown.
 
Foot Heaven - Foot Reflexology & Acupressure
16 Pell Street
+1 212.962.6588
For $45 bag yourself a 30 minute back massage followed by a 30 minute foot massage. You can't beat that with a stick.
 
Gargyle
16A Orchard Street
Funky, hipster clothes & shoes straight from a husband & wife team.

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