04/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chinatown Celebrates Chinese New Year (PHOTOS)

Forget that golfer, it really is the Year of the Tiger.

Revelers rang in the new year in Chinatown this past weekend, kicking off 4708 with a bang.

A crowd made up of Chinese-Americans, tourists, and general New Yorkers were wowed by the bright costumes and colorful puppets as dragons and paraders ran up and down the streets of lower Manhattan to celebrate the occasion.

Check out photos of the party!

Chinese New Year 2010 In NYC