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Lunar New Year Parade NYC 2018: street closures, route, and time

The parade takes place this Sunday in Manhattan’s Chinatown

New York's Chinatown Marks First Day Of The Lunar New Year Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Last week marked the Lunar New Year, officially springing us into the Year of the Dog and celebrations have been taking place city-wide ever since, but the party of all parties won’t happen until this Sunday.

The 19th Annual Lunar New Year Parade is happening this Sunday, bringing lots of firecrackers along with dozens of floats, dancers, and other performances to Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown, making for an afternoon full of excitement. The festivities are scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. around the intersection of Mott and Canal streets.

As with any parade, you can be sure that there will be huge disruptions to normal traffic patterns, so that, paired with a weekend full of repair and maintenance work on a myriad of subway lines, means you’ll definitely want to plan ahead if you plan on traveling around Manhattan this weekend.

Here is the official list of street closures happening in Lower Manhattan this Sunday, courtesy of the city’s Department of Transportation website:

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 19th Lunar New Year Parade as permitted by NYPD:


  • Elizabeth Street between Hester Street and Grand Street
  • Hester Street between Mulberry Street and Bowery
  • Mott Street between Grand Street and Canal Street


  • Mott Street between Canal Street and Chatham Square
  • East Broadway between Chatham Square and Forsyth Street
  • Eldridge Street between East Broadway and Hester Street
  • Hester Street between Eldridge Street and Forsyth Street
  • Forsyth Street between Grand Street and Delancey Street


  • Forsyth Street between Grand Street and Delancey Street
  • Broome Street between Forsyth Street and Eldridge Street

And to catch up on all the subway changes that are scheduled for this week, we’ve got you covered here.