Lion Dancers Lined Madison Avenue to Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year

It was a day of music, dragons and shopping; the perfect way to escape from the drudgery of a regular winter weekend.

7. Lions Dancers Visit Madison Avenue Stores

Lions dancers visit Madison Avenue stores (Photo:  Courtesy Aros Communications).

Madison Avenue celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year by teaming up with The Bund in Shanghai for a celebration aimed at developing a partnership between the two great streets. On Saturday, February 6, lion and dragon dancers lined the streets of Madison Avenue, instead of busy shoppers. The performances were from East 54th to East 76th Streets throughout the early morning, a welcome respite from the cold temperatures plaguing the city.

10. Miss China Zilin Luo

Miss China Zilin Luo poses in a red dress perfect for celebrating the Chinese New Year (Photo: Courtesy Aros Communications).

After watching the ornately outfitted dancers, festival-goers attended calligraphy demonstrations and children had their faces painted. Even the most glamorous stores were in on the action, with participation from CH Carolina Herrera, Chopard, Coach, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Michael Kors and Mulberry. A Saturday shopping excursion will now seem incomplete without dragons beside them.

11. Yue-Sai Kan, NY Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, President of Shanghai's Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade Michelle Lee

Yue-Sai Kan, New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and President of Shanghai’s Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce and Trade Michelle Lee (Photo: Courtesy Aros Communications).

The event had a historic signing ceremony to celebrate the partnership of the Madison Avenue BID with the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce and Trade in Shanghai, China. One famous attendee was Emmy-winning television personality Yue-Sai Kan.

3.Dragons on Madison Avenue

Dragons parade down Madison Avenue (Photo: Courtesy Aros Communications).

For those who didn’t want to get their face painted and were over shopping, there was a variety of festivities, including performances by FJ Music Fusion, the New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra, and Les Ballets de l’Opera Chinois de New York. It was a day of music, dragons and shopping; the perfect way to escape from the drudgery of a regular winter weekend.

Lion Dancers Lined Madison Avenue to Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year