A balmy sunlit August weekend set the scene for the 24th annual Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday.
The festival featured over 190 rowing teams competing on Meadow Lake, and a host of activities, performers and food for a multicultural, fun-filled family gathering.
— Domenick Rafter
An overview of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race as it heads across Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday.
The crew in one boat paddles during the race across Meadow Lake.
Not every spectator was human. Even the birds enjoyed the festivities.
The day featured live ethnic music.
A closeup of one of the iconic ornate dragon heads on a boat.
A spectator watches the race from a rock on the shore.
The rowing teams get into the heat of battle on Meadow Lake.
The hot August weather means a great time for some cold treats.
Paraders show off the dancing dragon.