(Minghui.org) Various celebrations were held in Manhattan during the week of the May 13 World Falun Dafa Day. If you have missed the past week's activities, we have selected some highlights for you in pictures.

Group Exercises

Group exercises at Times Square on Thursday, May 16, 2014

Group exercises at Union Square in lower Manhattan on May 16

Falun Dafa practitioners from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds joined the group exercise at Central Park on Saturday morning, May 10, 2014.

Parade and Rally

Thousands paraded near the United Nations in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 14, celebrating the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and calling for an end to the persecution that aims to extinguish such good values in China.

Falun Dafa practitioners paid tribute to World Falun Dafa Day in their ethnic attire during the parade in Manhattan on May 14.

This unprecedented parade in Manhattan on a weekday represented Falun Dafa practitioners' renewed efforts to call for an end to the 15-year-long persecution, especially the crimes of forced organ harvesting.

Falun Dafa practitioners held a rally at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside of the United Nations in Manhattan on May 14, calling for an end to the persecution and explaining that disintegration of the Chinese Communist Party would be a natural step in the process.

Experience Sharing Conference

The New York Experience Sharing Conference was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on May 13. Over 7,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from 50 plus countries attended the event. Read some of their comments here .