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Dragon Fest, NYC's Largest Chinese Food Festival, Kicks Off This Month
June 5, 2023, 10:08.36 am ET


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Taste the rich, vibrant flavors of China and immerse yourself in its captivating culture as New York City presents Dragon Fest, the first and largest outdoor Chinese food and culture festival. Slated to run on four different dates and locations, Dragon Fest is the perfect platform for gastronomic enthusiasts, art lovers, and the culturally curious.

The rise of a new generation of Chinese restaurants in NYC over the past decade has made the city's food scene more diverse and exciting than ever. Yet, until now, there hasn't been a large-scale festival dedicated to Chinese food and culture. Dragon Fest fills this gap by offering a stunning array of food, art, and cultural traditions from China.

The festival will take place on the following dates and locations:

6/24/2023, 10 am-6 pm, Washington Square North (5th Ave - University Pl)

8/26/2023, 10 am-6 pm, Broadway (12th - 13th St)

8/27/2023, 10 am-6 pm, 4th Ave (12th - 13th St)

9/17/2023, 10 am-6 pm, 6th Ave (29th - 30th St)

Visitors can expect over 100 varieties of traditional, popular, and rare Chinese foods, including soup dumplings, dan dan noodles, sugar painting, candied hawthorn sticks, stinky tofu, and bowl pudding cake, among others. Participating vendors include MáLà Project, Kopitiam, Pecking House, Nom Wah, Lady Wong, and Nan Xiang. For those with an artistic eye, there will also be Han-style clothing and Miao embroidery and jewelry on display.

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