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    Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square

    Sunday, February 8 2009 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Drive down Massachusetts Avenue and enjoy the gorgeous red & gold silk lanterns hanging from our wrought iron lampposts in front of the HONG KONG as we prepare for our grand annual Chinese New Year parade through Harvard Square and our cultural "Open House" at the Hong Kong!

    Reasons to Celebrate:

    It is the year of the Ox and the 54th Anniversary of the Hong Kong in Harvard Square!  We celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square with several generations of the Lee Family. The Hong Kong has served as an icon at the entrance of Harvard Square for scores of students and visitors. It is a beacon and an embodiment of the diverse culture one finds upon entering Harvard Square. The Lee Family continues their tradition of community outreach by welcoming the public into their restaurant on Sunday, February 8th for a cultural Open House.

    Join us for a Lion Dance around the ancient oak tree in Winthrop Park (JFK Street in front of UpStairs & Peets) and then get in line for our Lion Dance Parade over to the Hong Kong. Lion Dance Parade is sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association.  Please bring your family and friends and even the family Ox!

    Schedule of Events:

    1:00 p.m.  Lion Dance Parade Assembles in Winthrop Park (Corner of JFK and Mount Auburn).

    1:30: p.m. Lion Dance Parades to the Hong Kong along JFK to Mass Ave.

    Events at the Hong Kong:

    1-3 pm - 2nd floor - crafts - calligraphy, rice dough sculpting and lantern making

    1-3 pm - 3rd floor - performance - puppet show and Chinese dance - show times will vary

    Special Thanks to the Chinese Culture Connection of Malden.
    The Chinese New Year Celebration is part of the Harvard Square Winter Carnival with events from January 15th through February 15th.

    Winter Green Carnival events are produced by the Harvard Square Business Association and sponsored by Virgin America, Anaptyx, Meraki, The Charles Hotel, Panorama Magazine and Boston's Weekly DIG.