Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony And Cultural Festival
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am– 3:30 pm
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Rivington Street between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street
New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
This annual cultural celebration features traditional dancing, drumming and 600,000 rounds of firecrackers in the shape of a rabbit going off at noon to welcome the Year of the Rabbit and ward off evil spirits.
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