Cold temperatures did not deter the long line of marchers and viewers at Saturday’s annual Lunar New Year Parade in downtown Flushing. The colorful parade lasted for hours with traditional dancers, musicians, fierce dragons and lions, all in honor of the Year of the Horse. The New York Police Band as well as Korean and Chinese musicians stepped lively and set the pace for marchers. — Liz Rhoades
A fearsome dragon, left, was part of the march as was this traditonally clad young woman.
Elected officials led off the parade on downtown streets.
A female Korean musician performs with her group during Saturday’s parade.
The dragon dance is always a popular attraction at the annual Lunar New Year Parade in downtown Flushing.
Giant lanterns welcomed the Year of the Horse during the holiday celebration.
Asian dancers lead the way on a cold but clear Saturday morning.
Another musician plays his instrument during the march.