Dragon Boat Festival
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
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.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Erica Getto
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.
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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.