Plenty of things to check out this weekend in the city. I started yesterday by checking out The Gates. Very neat stuff – It’s amazing they put up 7,500 of those things all over Central Park.
Then today I woke up and headed down to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year parade. It’s the year of the rooster, but I don’t think I saw any. It was all dragons.
I also learned how to figure out what day the Chinese New Year falls on (from Wikipedia):
Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, one of the traditional Chinese holidays, is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, which falls on the day on which the second new moon after the day on which the winter solstice occurs, unless there is an intercalary eleventh or twelfth month in the lead-up to the New Year.
It’s so easy!
Of course I took plenty of pictures. I put up most of the picutures on Flickr, but here’s a few of the better ones I took: