Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances, the festival, now in its 18th year, hosts over 150 dragon boat teams from across North America, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States.

Your pop!TOTs will surely revel in the spectacular colorful, dragon-shaped vessels racing across Meadow Lake. In addition to the races, you will catch folks flying kites, demonstrations of martial arts from Monks of the Shaolin Temple, dance and music. Up your YUM factor and try traditional foods, including zong zi, a dumpling usually eaten in observance of the festival.

The park is large so prepare accordingly. The kiddies can easily get tired. Sunscreen, water, strollers and snacks are a must!

A great family event for kids of all ages!

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
website: http://www.hkdbf-ny.org

VENUE:
Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
111th St to Van Wyck Expwy Queens, NY 11368
between Flushing Bay and Grand Central Pkwy
Venue website:  nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp/
phone: 718-767-1776

DATE: Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th

TIME: 9:00AM

PRICE: Free

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