As much as possible I have been trying to make the effort to get out in the city and soak up all the cultural events that it has to offer. One of my favorite events of the year is the Chinese New Year parade. It's such an explosion of color and energy and the streets are packed to the brim.
Below are a few photos from this year's event!
These tubes are exploding streamers, one went off about every 10 seconds. They completely littered the streets after the event.
They passed out both Chinese and American flags and sung both anthems before starting the festivities, which I found really interesting.
I have no idea who this guy was or what his role was...
The Chinese Pillsbury Doughboy?
Marital arts instructor.