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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 10, 2013

10:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

This event repeats every day between 8/10/2013 and 8/11/2013.

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The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances, the festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States. Depending on the competitive division, teams compete for cash prizes, trophies and other prizes.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York features events for the entire family including the NY Championship Race on Saturday and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race on Sunday, an opening parade, and youth, women's, sponsors, media, and charity races. Moreover, an impressive arts and entertainment program will showcase some of the best multicultural artists in New York, including the Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks demonstrating Kung Fu, the Drum Spirit of China, and as well as other performers who will perform traditional music and dance from China, Mexico and Peru. Booths located around the main stage area will host folk art and craft demonstrations. And, of course, a food court will serve a culturally diverse menu. Please refer to the boat festival's events schedule page for more information.

Location

Mets-Willets Point subway station in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens
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Location Details:
Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadow Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Categories

Kids

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park Weather

  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    40°F
  • Sun
    Chance Sprinkles/Flurries
    43°F
  • Mon
    Slight Chc Rain
    46°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    50°F

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