Celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square 2015: The Year of the Goat

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square 2015:  The Year of the Goat

The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce the 9th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square. The pageantry begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 8th on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Square Florist, 31 Brattle Street) with the colorful and exciting dragon dance.  Immediately following the dance, parade with us through Harvard Square to our final destination, The Hong Kong Restaurant, 1238 Massachusetts Avenue. 

The Hong Kong, a venerable Harvard Square institution since 1954, opens its doors and welcomes the public for an afternoon of food, art and music. These free, family friendly activities begin at 12:00pm and conclude at 3:00pm. The Hong Kong stands as a shining example of the diverse cultures and cuisine that can be found in Harvard Square.

Schedule of Activities

1:00 pm Lion Dance Parade assembles on Brattle Plaza followed by parade to the Hong Kong along Brattle Street to Massachusetts Avenue

12:00 pm - 3:00pm Arts and crafts on the 2nd floor of the Hong Kong

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Performances. Lantern Riddles and prizes on the 3rd floor of the Hong Kong

Performances and arts and crafts are presented by the Chinese Culture Connection, Inc.

People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice. They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

For more information about this event, please call the Hong Kong Restaurant at (617) 864-5311. 

In addition, at 11am, children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Story Time - Chinese New Year. Nature Storytime Sundays occur each Sunday at 11am.  Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the next generation of explorers with themes related to the museum's galleries.  The museum is free to Massachusetts residents, with ID, every Sunday from 9am until noon.

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge







Free and open to the public