616 H Street, NW, Chinatown Community Cultural Center (map)
Do you wish you could celebrate New Year’s all over again?  The Chinese New Year is a 15 day event that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.  It is celebrated with a parade, musicians, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, art and photo exhibits, free giveaways, the famous Dragon Dance and many other activities.  This year, the Year of the Snake, the start of the New Year falls on February 10 and the festivities will take place at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center from 12:00 – 5:00 pm with the parade starting at 1:00 pm from 6th & I Street, NW.  Don’t forget to wear red whiChinatown Gatech is meant to ward off evil spirits!  For more information on the parade, including a route map, visit Chinese Parade.


Visit our interactive map to view the options that are available for getting to this event.



The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area. The closest Metro Station is Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop on the Red, Green and Yellow Lines.

Buses running nearby are:  42, 70, 74, 79, 80, D4, P6, X2 and X9.  Visit to plan your trip.



At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. There are two stops nearby on the Georgetown-Union Station Route7th Street & Massachusetts Avenue NW and 5th Street & Massachusetts Avenue NW.  Visit for information on schedules and routes.



With over 1,675+ bikes at over 180+ stations in the District, Arlington County and Alexandria, Virginia, this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way. And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. The following stops are close to Chinatown:

8th & H Street, NW

5th & K Street, NW

5th & F Street, NW

For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit