The Lunar New Year begins on February 10th, and thus begins The Year of the Snake. As usual, the lion and dragon will dance down Argyle Street and around the neighborhood, along with foreign dignitaries, racks of firecrackers, and a marching band or two. Ald. Osterman says: "This year's parade is Saturday, February 16 at 1:00pm. Details are forthcoming in our weekly newsletter. "