The  Lunar New Year parade celebrating the "Year of the Dragon" was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Queens and New York Photo News as there to capture the event.

Although members of Falun Gong (Falan Dafa) were banned from Manhattan's parade the previous week, they were out in full force for the Flushing, Queens event with a large marching band, a float, dancing dragons and a drum corps. Also present was a large contingent from Sinovision, the mainland China news agency.

Flushing is home to one of the largest East Asian populations in New York City rivaling Manhattan's Chinatown. Korean-Americans were also well represented in the parade.

More photos at nycphotonews.com.

Falun Gong Marching Band
 
Young Woman on China Press Float

Large Yellow Dragon

Dignitaries at the beginning of the parade including a waving John Liu

Two children in bear hats watch the parade

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