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Chinatown & Little Italy Presents:

East Meets West Parade 2011

(Saturday, December 17 - 2pm)

The 5th Annual East Meets West Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 2 PM will step off from the intersection of Canal and Mulberry Sts. The Parade will reflect the culture and heritage of Lower Manhattan's Little Italy and Chinatown communities which recently were designated as National Historic Neighborhoods.

One of the largest annual parades in Lower Manhattan, this colorful and festive procession will feature Five floats; marching bands from the Boy Scouts of America, the NYPD Emerald Society and Little Italy's own Red Mike Festival Band; Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance troupes; pop singers, including Jenna Esposito and marching groups from local community organizations; and, of course, Santa Claus. Valarie D'Elia, contributor to NY1 News and frequent guest on the Today Show and MSNBC & New York City Controller John Liu will be the Parade Co Grand Marshals. There will be also free candy canes and fortune cookies given out to all kids along the parade route.
Parade Quick Facts: Starts at Mulberry & Canal, heads north on Mulberry to Prince, south on Mott from Prince to Worth, ending at Chatham (Kimlau) Square. Biggest holiday parade in Lower Manhattan Celebrating unity between Little Italy and Chinatown Features Parade floats, marching bands, Lion and Dragon Dancers and Santa Claus.
Local Events in Chinatown:

Chinatown Light Up the Holidays

On Friday December 16, Chinatown community leaders, including CCBA President Jack Eng and Executive Director of Chinatown Partnership, Wellington Chen officially turned on holiday lights on Mott Street in front of CCBA.

Co-sponsored by Council member Margaret S. Chin, every year, special cheerful holiday lights are turned on to transform Chinatown into a warmer and more welcoming neighborhood during the winter season.


Many businesses in Chinatown runs winter holiday sales, so be sure to stop by Chinatown this holiday to eat, shop and take some great pictures of the holiday lights!

"With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America" presents the diverse layers of the Chinese American experience, while examining America's journey as a nation of immigrants. It interweaves the historical and political context of Chinese immigration to the United States with the personal stories and cultural traces of multiple generations to tie together three main threads. More Info

Chen Dance Center

Nutcracker Excerpts is a charming school showcase performed by CDC Dance students and members of H.T. Chen & Dancers.


Join them for this special holiday event in Chinatown, NY. For more information, please contact 212-349-0126. Please note that different classes have different show times and show dates. 


Dec 17 at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm 

Dec 18 at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Admission:  $8 General

Venue:  70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor 


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XCUBICLE - Game Console Repair Shop 

Got a broken video game system? No need to waste your hard earned money on a new one, come to one of the most unique Chinatown based repair shop that specializes in video game system repairs such as PS3, XBOX 360, Nintendo, and all handhelds game systems. 


You'll be astonished by how much gets done in a small 8 feet square cubicle! Guaranteed to have the lowest repair rates and friendliest service in New York City, they are currently offering special discounted holiday prices on all repairs.
Address: 25A Essex St.
Hours: 12pm-7pm (7 Days)
Phone:  917-338-0645 
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