The first day of Chinese New Year is always my favorite. Chinatown becomes even more crowded than usual with revelers. But the kids steal the show. Little Chinese toddlers and babies dressed in traditional silk garments decorated with dragons frolic on Mott Street - rattling noisemakers and mimicking lion dancers, not seeming to mind the below-freezing temperature.
This was the scene in front of the Chinese Community Center on Mott Street.