The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square. The pageantry begins on Sunday, March 11th in Winthrop Park (at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and JFK Streets) with the colorful and exciting lion dance. Immediately following the dance, parade with us through Harvard Square as we march down Massachusetts Avenue, and onward 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. The Hong Kong stands as a shining example of the diverse cultures and cuisine that can be found in Harvard Square.
12:30pm – 1:15pm Winthrop Park - enjoy tasty Chinese tidbits generously donated by the Hong Kong Restaurant and Tom's BaoBao
1:00pm - Lion Dance Parade assembles in Winthrop Park, followed by the procession to the Hong Kong
1:00pm – 2:30pm Arts and Crafts on the 2nd floor of the Hong Kong (1238 Massachusetts Avenue)
1:30pm – 2:30pm Performances, Lantern Riddles and prizes on the 3rd floor of the Hong Kong
Performances and arts and crafts are presented by the Chinese Cultural Connection, Inc.
2018 is the Year of the Dog. The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs. According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth - and the animal this represents - determines a lot about your personality traits. Although each of the twelve animals gets an outing every dozen years, there are different varieties - and 2018 will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958. Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.
For more information about this event, please call the Hong Kong Restaurant at (617) 864-5311.