Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

On August 13th and 14th, the 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place on Meadow Lake in Queens. This traditional festival is a yearly Chinese rite commemorating the poet Qu Yuan, a third century BC martyr. The HKDBF-NY featured over 180 teams and 2,000 participants hailing from across the United States and Canada who competed throughout the 2-day festival. On shore, the record breaking crowd was entertained not only by the dragon boat races, but also by the large variety of multi-cultural performances ranging from demonstrations in the martial arts to music and traditional dragon dancing. In addition the festival provided a selection of other family-geared activities that focused on Chinese tradition. For more information about HKDBF-NY, check out: http://www.hkdbf-ny.org/

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