Thursday, August 11

The NYC Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Returns in 2022 for a Day of Festivities

The Oldest, Largest, most Traditional Dragon Boat Festival in the U.S. with 100+ Teams competing!

The 30th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission rain or shine

Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Learn more at the official site here: www.hkdbf-ny.org

Welcome to our 30th HKDBF NY 2022- This year we are once again focusing on these 3 major issues: contributing to the reopening of the NYC economy, bringing focus to the anti-Asian + other hate crime issues and promoting vaccinations, and post-covid mental and physical wellness. HKDBFNY 2022 features events for the entire family, an opening day parade at noon on Saturday and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race on Sunday. Racing both days from 9am-5pm. Some of the attractions taking place during the festival include several special races. Including the Hong Kong SAR 25th Anniversary Challenge, the Sponsors Challenge, a Media Invitational, the Womens Invitational, and the Seniors Invitational. This year’s Corporate Invitational looks to be a good one, with a number of Corporate Teams joining us to race for their companies. There are also special Youth, Educational and Health Care Invitationals and the always exciting and rewarding Charity race, featuring funds raised by the participating teams to be donated to the charities designated by the winning teams. Over the years the Charity Race has contributed in excess of $300,000 to various NYC charities.

We have several food trucks on site including a Halal Truck, Kim’s Korean BBQ and Cousins Lobster Truck from Maine.

Multicultural Radio Broadcasting will be on hand offering a live radio broadcast both days along with reps from Sing Tao, the Queens Courier and Good News Broadcast. Staff­ from the New York State Of Health will be on site off­ering Covid shots and testing.

Schedule:

Saturday, July 30

10:30 am – 11:30 am: The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies The Dragon dancing team leads teams of racers to the main stage to welcome all and together with invited dignitaries, officially kick-o­ the 30th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York with a dragon eye dotting ceremony and a performance on stage.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: NYC Rapper- Cameron Sean- Performing his very relevant latest rap “Please Don’t Hate!”

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: The Chinese Theatre Works Co. Performing with their Giant Puppets a “Triple Zhongkui Puppet Pageant”

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Violinist extraordinaire Daisy Jopling

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Gigs & The Professor Orchestra

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: NY Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Association

Sunday, July 31

11:00 am -12:00: noon Chinese Music Ensemble of New York

12:00 noon – 12:15 pm: NYC Rapper Cameron Sean- Performing his latest very relevant rap “Please Don’t Hate!”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: The Chinese Theatre Works Co. presenting traditional singers & music.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:

An International Dance Hour Featuring 3 Extraordinary Performances

  1. New York Chinese Cultural Center – Dance China NY
  2. Banat el Samara – Classical Middle Eastern Egyptian style Dance, traditional Belly Dancing
  3. Traditional Japanese Dancer Junko Fisher

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Musical Performance- The Drifters

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Manhattan Taiko-Taiko Drummers

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: NY Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Association

Both Days:

11:00am – 4:00 pm: Roaming on the Festival grounds Jonathan Kruk – Master Storyteller

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