Arts & Culture
Illuminations: Lunar New Year Events
For the first time ever, the skies above Chinatown were illuminated with a colorful and spectacular fireworks display at Columbus Park on New Year’s Day in 2007, the Year of the Pig. Spectators standing five deep around the fence and videos posted on YouTube reflected the public’s enthusiasm for this event produced by the Chinatown Partnership.
The Red Lantern Market Month promotion organized by the Chinatown Partnership extended the Lunar New Year celebrations through the winding streets of Chinatown for a full month, with dozens of shops and eateries offering discounts or gift-with-purchase.