The Lunar New Year officially starts Friday, kicking off the Year of the Dog.
Celebrations began early with a firework show over the Hudson Wednesday night.
A number of parades and festivals are planned in Chinatown, Sunset Park and Flushing.
This Saturday, one of the larger celebrations will unfold in Queens.
The annual parade kicks off at 11 a.m.
For more information log on to nycgo.com.