Chinese New Year 2017 in Flushing Queens

Chinese New Year in Flushing Queens

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival 2017 in Flushing Queens and have a best enjoyment of holiday. Book your tickets for New York City and enjoy the celebrations.

Introduction to Flushing Queens

Out of the five boroughs of New York City Flushing Queens is located in North Western part. One of the largest central business district in New York City is downtown Flushing. The area of Flushing Queens is filled with people of different cultures and ethnicity belonging to Asia, Hispania, Middle East, Europe and African America. This place is therefore called one of the most ethnically diverse places in New York. Flushing is also considered to be a part of Queens Community Board.

Flushing Queens is bordered by Flushing Meadows- Corona Park on west, by Utopia Parkway on east, by Long island Expressway on south and by Willets Point Boulevard on north. Flushing has many places which attract a large number of tourists. if you visit New York make sure to visit Flushing because of places like Louis Armstrong Stadium, Queens Museum, Old Quacker Meetinghouse, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Terrace on the Park, Citi Field, Kissena Park, John Bowne House, Kingsland Homestead, Queens zoo and Arthur Ashe Stadium.

CNY celebrations and parties

The fastest growing Chinatown in world after Asia is Flushing. As much of Chinese population lives here so Chinese New Year celebrations in Flushing are immense. Chinatown is decorated with all red and gold colored papers, Chinese traditional lanterns and red colored hangings. Red is considered to be auspicious color. Chinese also like to wear red clothes on the occasion and gift each other money that is also wrapped in red envelopes.

Annual Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown of Flushing is very spectacular. People of other communities also join the parade. The parade features lion and dragon dances, Chinese traditional lanterns with good luck messages, drummers, music and firecrackers. Restaurants in the Chinatown offer special menus on the occasion including Chinese traditional dishes.

Lions throw the oranges in air and the one who catches them get all the good luck. Another feature is throwing of cabbage on the ground with such a force that it breaks. It is also one of the tradition which brings good luck.

Accommodations for CNY

Flushing Queens is a place which accommodates most of the tourists who visit New York City on any occasion. It is filled with some of the best resorts and hotels of the city. Some of these hotels are Best Western Queens Court Hotel, Flushing Grand Hotel, Howard Johnson Flushing, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, and Comfort Inn, Marco LaGuardia Hotel by Lexington and Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia Airport / Flushing.