Marching Band
Traditional Dress

this weekend we went to the chinese new year parade in flushing, queens, which is home to one of the largest chinese and east asian populations in nyc. just a short subway ride away, 2012 is the year of the dragon and the parade was great with lots of color, traditional costume, marching bands and fireworks.

but, the parade was not the best part of the visit. the seafood markets & ethnic food there are incredible! it's like going to a different world as most things are not in english and we found an enormous supermarket with all kinds of asian food products like pocky. we will definitely be going back to try and figure out what's what very soon.

the steamed pork dumplings in the new world mall food court were delicious and we brought home a dozen crabs to cook for charlie for his superbowl celebration and a celebration it was, indeed. thank you new york giants for winning the big one. make 2012 the year of the giant dragon :).

xo, cindy

ps love this new song from kathleen edwards and her sweet, sweet voice.


Joyce said...

I knew the photos would be beautiful and express the fun of your weekend! xo

painted fish studio said...

love the bright colors! especially against the grey sky. happy new year!

Asiye Ivedi said...

love the photos! and wish i could have nibbled on some crab and dumplins-- i love every kind of chinese dumpling there is! sigh my mouth is watering now

Bella Sinclair said...

YAY Giants!

Great photos! Looks like it was a grand and exciting parade. The colors! That dragon!

We love Pocky. :D

Cindy said...

it's so much fun to be a tourist in our own town!

blue moss said...

It totally does look like you went to another country! Thanks for sharing the fun. :)

Tracy Altieri said...

Loved these photos!

fifth floor apartment said...

sounds like so so much fun! thanks for sharing these moments.

xo alison

jane said...

wow! the colors! the food! i´ll meet you there next year!