Route: The Parade will begin at 2 PM from the intersection of Canal and Mulberry Streets. It will proceed north on Mulberry through Little Italy to Houston where it will turn right for one block and then turn right again onto Mott Street. It will then proceed south on Mott, crossing Canal Street, heading down Mott toward Worth Street, East Broadway and Kimlau Square where the Parade will end.
The Parade will have six floats -- three from Little Italy and three from Chinatown, as well as an authentic gondola on wheels. The Parade will be led by Grand Marshals WNBC-TV News Correspondent Pei Sze Chang and CNN correspondent Chris Cuomo. There will also be Lion Dance and Dragon Dance performers in the Parade as well as a US Marine Corps Marching Band and Color Guard, the Cathedral High School All Girls Marching Band and the Red Mike Festival Band. Performers on the floats will include singers John Carelli, Cheryl Warfield, Jenna Esposito, LaToya Lewis, Karen King and Francesca Caviglia. Miss Little Italy Gina Caviglia will also be on one of the floats. Gianni Russo will be an Honorary Grand Marshal along with local elected officials.