Dragon Boat Festival


Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Kicks Off in Central Park

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Central Park Lake hosted a dragon boat on Thursday as part of the festivities leading up to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.



Behind the Scenes: Awakening the Dragon Boat

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Thursday, organizers and affiliates of the 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York gathered in Battery Park City's Wagner Park for a traditional dragon boat awakening ceremony. The event included a blessing of the boat and a martial arts performance. Check out a slideshow here.



Hong Kong Dragon Boat Wakes Up in Queens

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Moments before the sky opened up to a sticky summer storm, a dry wooden dragon appeared in Kew Gardens. Traditional lion dancers performed on the concrete as Buddhist monks blessed the dragonhead, which happened to be attached to a one-ton wooden boat.



Blessing the Dragons

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe christened some dragons in Central Park today...Well, he took part in the traditional Chinese blessing of dragon boats preparing for next month's 19th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens.

The festival's feature events are races between the 38-foot-long, ...