Over 100,00 people will attend the 25th Anniversary event. Good News has been a sponsor for years and is honoed to join the Festival once again this year. Please stop by our booth to support our Peace Day efforts. Xie, Xie. The video here is one of the previous events to give blessings to the anniversary event. BUDDHIST MONKS, AND SHAOLIN MARTIAL ARTISTS TO PERFORM, BLESS AND UNVEIL DRAGON BOATS FOR THE 2016 HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK. CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Media, Invited Guests, Elected Officials, VIP’s, Sponsors and Traditional Chinese Shaolin Martial Artists will look on as Shi Fu Jie Tong and Shi Fu Ming Yu from World Chan Buddhist Association perform the Traditional Awakening Blessing of the Dragon Boats, the “Kick off” of the festivities leading up to the 2016 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.
Bringing prosperity and good fortune to the area and those involved. Dignitaries and invited guests will have the opportunity to Dot the Eye of the Dragon. Two Dragon Boats will be on display, one boat will be put in the lake for a quick spin for Invited guests.
The boats were recently made in Hong Kong for the 26th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York-2016, a Free International, multi-cultural celebration and sporting event that will be held Sat, August 6th and Sun, Aug. 7th, 2016 from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine) at Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York began at Battery Park in 1991.
THE 26th ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NY TAKES PLACE ON MEADOWS LAKE, FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK SAT AUG. 6th & SUN AUG 7th from 9am-5pm rain or shine. CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
A FREE, 2 DAY INTERNATIONAL, MULTICULTURAL SPORTING AND CULTURAL EVENT WITH 200+ TEAMS (comprising approx 2,500 competitors) FROM AROUND THE WORLD COMPETING FOR CASH & PRIZES.
SEE www.hkdbf-ny.org for directions and further information.
Admission to the HKDBF-NY is Free, Events take place Rain or Shine. Directions to the Festival by car – take the Long Island Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway to exit 11 south, then stay on service road to the Park. Parking is severely limited. Please take the MTA or car pool. Directions to the Festival by bus/subway –Again this year we’ve worked with the MTA to insure easy and safe transportation to the Festival site. Festival goers can use their MetroCard to take the #7 Train to the CitiField stop and transfer from there to special MTA shuttle buses that will take them directly to the Festival site, or they can walk from the CitiField stop (about 15 minutes) or take the colorful park trolley to the festival site. Parking on-site is limited, you can park at CitiField and take the special MTA shuttle with your MetroCard or use correct change.
Downloadable photos are available at www.hkdbf-ny.org . (web designed and maintained by Fusia Communications)
This year’s Sponsors include; the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, NY, HSBC Bank USA.,N.A., Emblem Health, Con Edison, New York Community Bank, Toyota, AXA, Nielsen, Shanghai Commercial Bank, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Resorts World NYC, Flushing Bank, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, UPS, Cathay Bank, DELTA, AARP, TD Bank, Verizon, Vallo Transportation, Ltd., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Queensborough President, Melinda Katz, NYC &Co, Discover Queens. Additional support provided by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Macy’s, the Regal Hotel Hong Kong, Lee Kum Kee, the Times Ledger Newspaper Group, Media &Creative Partners: WNBC TV 4, New York Daily News, Sing Tao Daily News, The Queens Courier, GoodNews Broadcast.com, MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.(AM1480, Sino Television, Sinocast, M-Weekly Magazine), Fusia Communications, Inc., Inak Design, …