It's the Year of the Water Snake! Also known as gung hay fat choy.
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Sunset Park, NY's "other" Chinatown, with a parade and free performances. A fun family outing whatever your ethnicity, Chinese New Year events in Sunset Park are organized by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, a community service organization founded in 1987.
Were You Born Under the Sign of the Water Snake?People born in the following years were born under the Sign of the Water Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.
According to the LA Exaxminer*, celebs who fall under the Sign of the Water Snake include: Oprah Winfrey, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, James Joyce, Martha Stewart, Kanye West, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Love, Howard Stern, and Edgar Allan Poe.
SCHEDULE FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN BROOKLYN 2013Brooklyn's Chinese New Year celebration is the same day, Sunday, February 10, 2013.
- 10 a.m. to noon: Performances (including by and for children) and speeches, followed by firecrackers
- Noon to 1 p.m.: Parade from 50th to 60th Street
- Where: At 50th Street and 8th Avenue in Sunset Park
- Subway: D train to 50th Street, walk uphill 4 long blocks to Eighth Avenue
- Make a day of it! After the festivities, explore the fascinating local historic sites in Sunset Park. Or, nip into a Sunset Park Chinese restaurant for dim sum.
Where to Eat
- 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Brooklyn
- Best Chinese Dumpling and Noodle Shops in Brooklyn
- Neighborhood Guide to Popular Chinese Restaurants
Best wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year! To paraphrase UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, let us wish for "increased prosperity and well-being in the year to come as we continue to work together for global peace and sustainable development."