Lunar New Year
State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.
The 14th annual parade also featured what organizers hoped would be a Guinness World Record of dancers in a Lunar New Year parade.
Organizers of the annual event said about 50,000 firecrackers were set off to scare away the evil spirits.
Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions. New York City also has a large Asian population.
Get ready for the Lunar New Year. CBS2′s Cindy Hsu sat down with Steve Tin and Sam Pang from the Better China Town society to discuss the Year Of The Dragon
Lion dancers, marching bands and 6-foot-tall pink bunnies paraded through the densely packed streets of Chinatown on Sunday as New York City celebrated the Year of the Rabbit.
The Tri-State is getting warmed up for one of the most festive times of the year for many Asians and Asian Americans. The Lunar New Year arrives next Thursday, and people are already celebrating in Chinatown.