San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade goes virtual tonight with grand marshal Jon M. Chu

Tonight, San Francisco’s annual Chinese New Year Parade — traditionally the largest celebration outside Asia — will become the largest new year broadcast special outside Asia.

Jon M. Chu, shown at the February 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) 

With pandemic protocols canceling the live parade, Chinatown’s community will mark the Year of the Ox in virtual fashion, with acclaimed movie director Jon M. Chu serving as grand marshal.

A live-streamed Parade Preshow at 4:30 p.m. on Facebook (www.facebook/com/chineseparade) recognize award-winning parade performance groups from the 2020 event.

Then, at 6 p.m., channels KTVU Fox 2 and KTSF-26 will present the Parade Special with 3D digital floats, new performances and looks back at previous performances, along with stories about the history, culture and residents of Chinatown.

Chu, who directed the award-winning “Crazy Rich Asians,” is a Peninsula native and a member of the Chef Chu’s restaurant family in Los Altos.

“What an honor,” he tweeted. “The Chinese New Year celebration in the Bay Area has been a part of my life since as long as I can remember. What a fantastic way to return home and celebrate with family, friends and the community. Even if it’s virtual. 😉

Details: Find more on locations of ox sculptures and virtual parade festivities at https://chineseparade.com.

Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade goes virtual tonight
with grand marshal Jon M. Chu