As the Chinese year of the dog draws to a close, millions of people around the world are preparing to ring in the year of the pig—and that includes New Yorkers. 

On February 17, New York City will host its 20th free annual Lunar New Year parade. Kicking off at 1 p.m. in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, the parade will see the traditional Chinese dragon and participants in colorful costumes wind from Mott & Canal to Chatham Square, heading to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge. It will wrap up by heading towards Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street beside Sara D. Roosevelt Park.