Downtown Social: The Year of the Dragon
This past Sunday, Jan 29., hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in and around Chinatown to bid adieu to the previous year and welcome the Year of the Dragon. The celebration wrapped up a week of festivities associated with the holiday that began the previous Monday. The day included an extravagant parade and an outdoor festival where musicians, dancers and other artists performed for an enormous crowd of all ages. As poppers cracked loudly on the concrete, confetti floated through the air and extravagantly bright colors decorated the heart of Chinatown, all were confident that the Year of the Dragon would be a spectacularly lucky one.
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