Despite wintry weather, thousands of New Yorkers ushered in the Year of the Sheep — or the Goat or Ram — during the 19th annual Lunar New Year parade in Flushing on Saturday.
For the first time in Flushing history, the Chinese and Korean communities came together to welcome in the Lunar New Year with a joint festival. And the MTA cooperated, too, by canceling all weekend service suspensions on the 7 train to make it easier to get to Flushing.
More than 4,000 people marched in the parade, featuring dragons, dancers, steel drummers, the NYPD band and other marching bands. Even Mr. Met was on hand, perhaps hoping this new year will bring better luck for the team.
Take a look at one of the city’s most colorful events captured by photographer Dominick Totino for The Queens Courier.