Flushing’s elected officials and community members braved the cold Saturday for the annual Lunar New Year parade.
State and local politicians attended the celebration for the Year of the Monkey, including: Congresswoman Grace Meng, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Councilman Peter Koo.
The Flushing Chinese Business Association, led by its president Liu Tee Shu and executive director Peter Tu, organized the parade.
This year was also the first year students had the day off from school to celebrate the holiday. Public schools observed Lunar New Year on Monday, February 8.