Chinatown, dragon, flying dragon, Lunar New Year, Manhattan, parade, recycled plastic bottles, recycled shopping bags, Year of the Dragon
We went to watch the Lunar New Year parade on Sunday in Manhattan. These huge flying dragons were in the park nearby and were made from hundreds of recycled bottles and plastic shopping bags. I love the use of plastic shopping bags here because Chinatown residents seem to carry an amazing amount and variety of them on the streets. I also love the idea of the empty plastic bag being turned into a flying dragon sculpture – instead of just flying around in the wind like they usually do in the city.