Lunar New Year Parade 2022

Chinatown, New York

The Lunar New Year Parade marking the Year of the Tiger took place again after the suspension in 2021 due to the pandemic. A smaller and more subdued event this year, it was still welcomed as another important step toward a more normal life in New York City. But the Chinatown community is still reeling after the murder of a Chinese American woman by a homeless man and is resisting the construction of a new jail and the addition of new shelters in the neighborhood.

The NYPD Marching Band led the parade down Mott Street

Lion dancers

The youngest drummer

Drums and cymbals accompany the lion dancers

People give the lion dancer a traditional New Year gift of money in a red envelope

The dragon passes under the Manhattan Bridge

Senator Chuck Schumer marches in the parade every year

Protesters opposing the placement of homeless shelters and a large jail in Chinatown

A sidewalk memorial to Christina Yuna Lee, murdered in her apartment by a homeless man who followed her from the street

A mural by Manuel Alejandro depicts a tiger that seems to be emerging from the subway

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