Last year’s East Meets West Christmas Parade.
It’s a Little Italy/Chinatown holiday tradition. The East Meets West Christmas Parade will be back on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. The event is a co-production of the Little Italy Merchants’ Association and the Chinatown Partnership. There will be eight floats and three marching bands. Plus restaurants in Little Italy will be offering a half-price kids menu all weekend. The parade starts at Mulberry & Canal, heads north on Mulberry to Prince, south on Mott from Prince to Worth, ending at Chatham Square.
On Saturday, it was the fifth annual “East Meets West” Christmas Parade in Little Italy and Chinatown. There were five floats; marching bands from the Boy Scouts of America, the NYPD Emerald Society and Little Italy’s own Red Mike Festival Band; Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance troupes; pop singers, including Jenna Esposito and marching groups from local community organizations; and, of course, Santa Claus. Valarie D’Elia, contributor to NY1, and New York City Comptroller John Liu were the grand marshals. Click through for more photos.