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Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Queens

By July 31, 2013

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Don't miss this weekend's Dragon Boat Festival on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Over 100 teams will compete for prizes. There will be live music, performances, food, and more, much more than the races. Bring a chair and grab the prime space at the waterside pavilion on the north side of Meadow Lake (the side closest to Unisphere).


August 1, 2007 at 2:33 pm
(1) Tommykey says:

Went to it a couple of years ago. It was hot as hell, very little shade, and the boats were so far away when they raced you really couldn’t make them out very well.

They should reschedule it for the spring or the fall, when the weather is much cooler.

August 12, 2009 at 9:33 am
(2) maggie says:

The festival is held in the summer because it is a Chinese summer tradition. Plus, you should never mess with Dragons :D

August 3, 2012 at 1:19 am
(3) C says:

According to Chinese tradition, it’s celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar — not in the scorching summer. I agree with tommykey, they should change their schedule to a cooler time of the year.

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