Transit NYC Chinese New Year traffic guide: Lion Dance Parade street closures The Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Thomas By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org January 27, 2017 12:42 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The Lunar New Year kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, with a parade through the streets of Chinatown in Manhattan. But while New Yorkers and tourists alike enjoy the Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade, motorists will be busy trying to find their way around lower Manhattan. Be prepared: Check out this list of street closures before you head out the door. The following streets will be closed between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to the city’s Department of Transportation: Mott Street between Broome Street and Chatham Square Baxter Street between Grand and Canal streets Grand Street between Mulberry Street and Bowery Mulberry Street between Hester and Worth streets Hester Street between Bowery and Centre Street Elizabeth Street between Bayard and Grand streets Bayard Street between Baxter Street and Bowery Pell Street between Bowery and Mott Street Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery Curb lanes only: Canal Street between Bowery and Baxter Street Bowery between Canal and Worth streets Catherine Street between Division and Henry streets East Broadway between Forsyth Street and Bowery Henry Street between Catherine and Market streets By Lauren Cook email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.