Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square

Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square

Sunday, February 28 2010 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 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 Tiger and the 55th 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 28th 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 for this wonderful cultural celebration!

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 Harvard Square Business Association and the Lee Family of the Hong Kong Restaurant for producing this event.

Our Chinese New Year Celebration is part of the Harvard Square Winter Carnival 2010 with events from January 8th through February 28th.

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