Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In Queens Draws Thousands Of Competitors
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The rain won’t keep thousands of dragon boat racers off the water in Queens this weekend.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says this is no small event.
“These people are paddling furiously across Meadow Lake,” said Benepe. “There are 18 rowers in each one sitting side by side, there’s a drummer in the front who pounds out the beat to which they row and someone’s steering in the back.”
The event features two days of racing, live performances, martial arts displays and Asian food. Many of the teams even have corporate sponsors.
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