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Flushing parade welcomes Lunar New Year

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Dignitaries carry the 2018 Lunar New Year Parade parade banner over the Union Street bridge in Flushing — including U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (c.) who brought her dog.
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A group from the new Mormon church that opened last year in Flushing marches in the parade.
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It’s the biggest day of the year for Peter Tu, the head of the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and perennial grand marshal of the parade.
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The World Journal sports two big dragons at the head of the parade.
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Pulling a handful of balloons off the World Journal’s float to hand out to kids along the parade route. The World Journal is a Chinese-language newspaper headquartered in College Point.
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The borough’s top two NYPD chiefs — David Barrere (l.), who commands the eight southern precincts, and Juanita Holmes, who has the eight in the north — march in the parade.
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This boy has the best seat in the house.
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K-Pop music blasts from the top of floats sponsored by Korean groups.
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In the stationhouse for the 109th Precinct, located at the start of the parade on Union Street, guess who’s daughter is marching in one of the first groups?
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At the Queens Botanical Garden, a post-parade celebration starts with a two-man beast.

The Lunar New Year parade in Flushing is so big, it takes more than an hour and a half for all the groups to march by — from dignitaries to church and civic groups to tae kwon do classes. Everyone gets a moment in the sun — or the moon.

Updated 3:39 pm, February 22, 2018
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