Year of the Dragon NYC Style
This is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Calendar. The Dragon is a symbol of good fortune and intense power. It is a divine beast and a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in New York City with a parade that winds through Chinatown in lower Manhattan with a spectacle of colorful dragons marching bands and floats to the delight of the children of all ages who braved the cold January weather.
and of course the assortment of characters one sees at a parade