Lunar New Year Parade

Flushing had its Lunar New Year parade today and your faithful photographer was there in the bitter cold to document it.

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View down Main Street before the parade

The participants gathered at 138th Street and 37th Avenue.

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Practicing their chops on 139th Street

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Last texts

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Warm for now

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Waiting

At 11am the parade began.

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The giant dragon leads the parade.

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Dragon on Union Street

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Smaller dragon

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In the belly of the beast

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Chinese drums

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Western drums

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Lantern girl in action

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Watching

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Looking down Union Street

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Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) devotees bearing flags

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Flags on display

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Guardians

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Fashion statement

The parade concluded at 138th Street and 38th Avenue, none too early for the freezing participants.

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At the finish line

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Warming up

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Going home

 

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