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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
August 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
A colorful multicultural tradition, this festival paddles back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a weekend-long celebration. The fest gets its name from the roughly 180 dragon-boat teams from around the world that come to race on the Queens park’s lake. Back on shore, expect plenty of traditional food and live entertainment, martial arts demonstrations from the monks of the Shaolin Temple, lion dance performances, Chinese crafts and children’s activities. Races take place throughout the day.
With over 170 teams and 2,000+ participants competing from around the World, this Year they celebrate the “Year of the Rabbit.” This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court. Attendance is free for the entire family – Come Rain or Shine.
Photo Credit: The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York