USA FIREWORKS TO WELCOME THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
Overlooking the Hudson River at 12th Avenue, pier 84 in West Harlem sees thousands of well-wishers braving the wintry showers, and below zero temperatures, to witness the dazzling fireworks display to welcome in the Chinese New Year.
The Display themed “The Voice of Fantasy”, as fired by America’s family of fireworks; the Grucci’s, featured several barges packed with pyrotechnics with new ground breaking effects being incorporated into the show.
The music to accompany this beautiful display was specially written for the display by Chinese composer Tan Dun and tells the New Year story of celebration and conservation.
Chinatown in Manhattan is one of nine Districts of New York City where there are huge communities of Chinese living, making Manhattan one of the biggest Cantonese speaking neighbourhood's outside China.