Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! There are all kinds of celebration around New York, but the main highlight starts in Chinatown, Manhattan. The local streets in Chinatown are blocked off for the crowds watching lion dances and confetti poppers. This year, I decided to brave the crowd and snap some shots of the celebration along Bayard Street.
The kids are the cutest! They remind me of when I would skip grade school to see the lion dances. The lions would climb on ladders from store to store. I would throw poppers on the ground and squeal every time they popped. These are the best experiences growing up as an Asian American.