We were invited to participate in the 5th Annual East Meets West Christmas Parade that winds through both Little Italy and Chinatown. Being neighbors about a hundred years helps build a pretty strong bond. This year's parade was bigger than ever and quite colorful! The parade had a little bit of everything! There were classic cars, Italian singers, Chinese lions and Santa Clause all parading along! It's great seeing the two communities celebrating together! Marching a few steps ahead of us was the American Legion, Lt. B.R. Kimlau Post 1291. It's always a humbling honor to hear their boots march to our street beat. It was a also pretty neat to have Council Member Margaret Chin and New York City Comptroller John Liu take photos with us!
Photography by Timothy Ko