An annual festival that enlightens and draws out the entire neighborhood, the Lunar New Year Parade took place on Sunday Feb. 16th, stopping all major traffic from the Lower East Side to East Broadway. The Asian American Arts Centre participated in the fanfare as a favored winning hand of mahjong tiles - the three Little Dragons. Despite winds whipping up and tired feet, everyone had a good time. Photos taken by Bob Lee.
Getting ready to march.
Choreographed dance in progress. Three step shuffle and then a pop.
Curious onlookers undeterred by the cold.