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Chinese New Year Events - Dim Sum & Lion Dance Parade

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Celebrate the year of the goat this Sunday, March 1st at the Chinese New Year Events in Chinatown. 

 

 

Start out by grabbing some Dim Sum (Chinese version of "small plates," served in the morning, and often through mid-afternoon on weekends - the perfect brunch!). Here are some ideas for great spots in Chinatown, from Boston Discovery Guide:

China Pearl: "Waitresses bustle around with carts of dim sum fresh from the kitchen.  If you don't see anything you like on one cart, you're sure to find plenty on the next.  Lines get long on the weekends; arrive before 10am for the shortest wait"

Chau Chow City: "Another Boston favorite serving dim sum from steam carts is Chau Chow City.Like China Pearl, Chau Chow City has plenty of large tables - excellent place to come with a group."

Great Taste Bakery and Restaurant: "Here, you order off a menu of sorts - really just a paper list.  You check the items that you want.  They arrive at the table, piping hot, as soon as the kitchen prepares them."

After a Dim Sum brunch, head out into the streets to enjoy the festivities,starting with the Lion Dance parade. The traditional Lion Dances are believed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck. The dances will start on Beach Street at the Chinatown Gate and continue on various paths through he neighborhood, going from business to business and street to street. "Offerings", oftentimes oranges and cabbages,  are placed on a small chair or table by local bakeries and restaurants outside of their front door. 

There will be no shortage of Lion Dances, firecrackers, and drums making this an exciting event not to be missed.

To learn more about the Chinese New Year events, click here

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

chinesenewyearCelebrate The Year of the Sheep in Chinatown! This year the Chinese New Year will be held on Thursday, February 19th. There will be a number of events throughout February & March in Boston for the holiday, including the spectacular Chinatown Lion Dance Parade! 

Chinatown Lion Dance Parade
The Lion Dance parade will feature dance, drums and firecrackers! "The annual Chinese New Year Parade provides a lot of fun as well as the best opportunity to see traditional Lion Dances performed in Boston's Chinatown, the third largest in the U.S. Lion Dances are believed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck - so they're the perfect way to start the New Year." After the parade, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many traditional Chinatown restaurants. 

For more information on the Lion Dance Parade, and other Chinese New Year events, please click here.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Feb 08, 2014

chineseCelebrate The Year of the Horse by enjoying some of the Chinese New Year events in the Boston area! 

Chinatown Lion Dance Parade
The Chinatown Lion Dance Parade will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 11am-5pm. The Lion Dance parade will feature dance, drums and firecrackers! "The annual Chinese New Year Parade provides a lot of fun as well as the best opportunity to see traditional Lion Dances performed in Boston's Chinatown, the third largest in the U.S. Lion Dances are believed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck - so they're the perfect way to start the New Year." After the parade, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many traditional Chinatown restaurants. 

Lunar New Year Celebration at the MFA
The MFA will have free admission on February 8th starting at 10am. "Celebrate the Year of the Horse with free admission to Boston's MFA, and plenty of fun family activities all day to mark the Lunar New Year. Special events include a parade and performance by Gund Kwok, the only Asian women's Lion Dance troupe in New England, interactive demos of Chinese martial arts and Korean bowing ceremonies, guided tours of the Art of Asia Galleries, and family art-making activities."

Please click here for information on Chinese New Year events in the Boston area.

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

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Celebrate Chinese New Year at Villa Victoria in the South End....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Fri, Feb 15, 2013

365 things to do in boston, chinese new year celebration, villa victoria, South endCome celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday February 16, 2013, from 3 - 5PM at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, a program of IBA located at 85 West Newton St. in the South End. Traditional music, dance and delicious appetizers from China and will be featured as Villa Victoria celebrates the Chinese New Year. This unique community celebration is a collaborative effort between IBA and Chinese Folk Art Workshop to celebrate Chinese arts and culture in the heart of Villa Victoria.

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