Come Celebrate with Us at Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade!

Celebrate the lunar new year in Boston Chinatown with us on Sunday, February 12th!

GK will be blessing and sending good wishes to all the shops and restaurants. There will be a lot of oranges, lettuce…and maybe some firecrackers.

AND, if you want to be part of the action, volunteer with GK! It takes a lot of teamwork to make the day a success. Learn more at gundkwok.org/volunteer or sign up below:

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GK at Boston Women’s March for America

On Saturday, January 21, GK helped kick off the Boston Women’s March for America at Boston Common. It was an honor to be a part of such a powerful movement – for equality, women’s rights…human rights. More than 200K people came out.

Some photos from the march:

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Join Us at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on SAT, February 4th for Lunar New Year Festivities!

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with free admission all day long. We have two lion dance performances scheduled starting at 11:30AM at the Remis Auditorium! Be sure to get there early – once seating has reached capacity the doors will close. Hope to see you there!

Lion Dance Performance #1
11:30am – 12:15pm | Remis Auditorium

Lion Dance Performance #2
1:30pm – 2:15pm | Remis Auditorium

Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese art and traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. Info is still being updated at: www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/lunar-new-year-celebration so be sure to check back for full event listing and times.

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Let’s Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Peabody Essex Museum on SAT, January 28th!

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with GK and Peabody Essex Museum! There will be music, art making and other traditions, including…liondance! Here’s the schedule for our performances:

Cubs Lion Dance
11am – 11:30am | Atrium
Help us kick off the festival with a lion dance performance by The Cubs of Gund Kwok. These young dancers (ages 6 to 9) have mastered the strength, skill, and coordination required to perform this tradition.

Lion Dance
11:30am – 12pm | Atrium
Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion Dance Troupe, the only all-women lion dance group in the country, performs this traditional dance to ward off evil for the coming year. After the show, talk to some of their performers and get up close with their costumes.

You can check out the full list of events and times.

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GK at Boston Women’s March for America!

This Saturday, January 21, GK will be lion dancing AND marching with our fellow citizens to send a message that we are all united against ignorance and hate. Come show your support at 11AM at the Boston Common!

On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation — among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. MORE INFO

Visit www.bostonwomensmarchforamerica.org.

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2016 10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class Graduation

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

On Thursday, June 9th, the 2016 GK 10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class students will be performing as part of their graduation to showcase what they’ve learned. Also, there will be a grant awards presentation to an organization that GK has selected that furthers and empowers Asian American women.

Come join us from 7:30pm-8:45pm at the China Trade Center — the event is free and open to the public!

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Learn Chinese Lion Dance! 10-Week Trial Class Starts THU, Mar 31st!

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe is offering a 10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class, which includes a free Dragon Dance Trial class, is available for only $100 with an opportunity to join our troupe upon graduation. All skill levels are welcome and accepted!

When: Every Thursday, 6:30-9:00pm
Duration: 10 weeks, Mar 31st until Apr 2, 2015
Location: China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St. (lower level)
What to Bring: Workout clothes, sneakers, water
Cost: $100 (check or cash accepted)

Each class will begin with exercise to condition and build stamina. The rest of class time will be devoted to learning different skills and moves for the lion.

Note: Your trial class will be taught by many different GK Lion troupe members and occur during GK’s regular lion practice

During the 10th week, you will “graduate” from the Gund Kwok trial program by performing a lion dance with your classmates for your friends and family!

If interested, please fill out the form below — check off the box for “10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class”. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers!

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

We’d like to thank our amazing volunteers for making this year’s Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration a success!

From holding flags to dropping lion heads & a dragon off to going to all the shops so that they’d be ready for us to steering the drum cart to making sure our supply cart was stocked to crowd control and to everything else in between — we THANK YOU!

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Rescheduled Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade for Sunday, FEB 21 @ 10AM!

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

The arctic temperatures did not cooperate with us last Sunday, but the celebration has been rescheduled for the upcoming Sunday on February 21, 2016 at 10AM!

Again, the event will kick off at 1oAM on Harrison Avenue in Boston Chinatown (near Kaze Shabu Shabu, Cha Time, Beard Papa’s, and Asian Garden Restaurant) with stage performances. Lion dancers will then go around with their troupes to all the shops and restaurants blessing them and bringing good fortune for the new year.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up at http://gundkwok.org/volunteer/.

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See you SUNDAY, FEB 21 at 10AM!

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**CANCELLED** Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, FEB 14 at 11AM

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

**UPDATE** Due to extreme cold weather, the event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. We will keep you updated!

You can never predict what Mother Nature is going to throw at you when the Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade arrives. Like, that year it snowed and we lion danced on regardless. Now, we’re expecting temperatures that will be 20-30 below zero for Sunday, February 14. I guess you can add this to the list of assorted weather elements we’ve lion and dragon danced in.

If you should be so brave as to come out to watch us, please use caution!

A wind chill warning is in effect from 4PM Saturday until noon on Sunday. Wind chills will be between 20 and 30 below zero with temperatures falling to 5 below zero Saturday night into Sunday morning. Outdoor exposure should be limited.

We’re going to have our heat tech, thermals, hats, gloves, face masks, hand/foot warmers at the ready to get us and our amazing volunteers through this arctic blast of weather.

The event will kick off at 11AM on Harrison Avenue in Boston Chinatown (near Kaze Shabu Shabu, Cha Time, Beard Papa’s, and Asian Garden Restaurant) with stage performances. Lion dancers will then go around with their troupes to all the shops and restaurants blessing them and bringing good fortune for the new year.

It’s going to be interesting and definitely memorable.

Wish us luck!

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Lion Dance Performance at Peabody Essex Museum’s Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, FEB 13th

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

GK will be making their way up to Salem for the Peabody Essex Museum‘s Lunar New Year Celebration! We will be kicking the event off with a lion dance in the atrium by the GK Cubs and much more!

Kick off PEM’s Lunar New Year celebrations with a lion dance performance by Gund Kwok, the only all-women lion dance group in the country. The Gund Kwok Lion Cubs, a group of 6- to 9-year-olds who have mastered lion dance skills, get the festivities started.

For more information, visit http://pem.org/calendar/event/1418-lunar_new_year.

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Lion Dance Performance at Museum of Fine Arts Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, FEB 6th

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

GK will help celebrate the lunar new year with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on February 6th with lion dance performances at 1:30PM and 3:30PM. Admission to the museum will be FREE!

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to ring in the Year of the Monkey! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. Be sure to find the vibrant floral arrangements around the building and stop in for an Asian-inspired lunch at the Garden Cafeteria. And visit the MFA’s newest display, featuring art from the prosperous and vibrant Song dynasty (960–1279)—regarded as a pinnacle of Chinese art and aesthetics.

For more information, visit the MFA Website: http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/lunar-new-year-celebration

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Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation Benefit: A Celebration of Courage on OCT 23rd!

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We will be performing a lion dance this Friday, October 23rd at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Event: Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation Benefit: A Celebration of Courage
Where: MIT Sloan School of Management, 100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
When: Friday, 23 October, 2015 at 7:00pm
For more information: http://www.payit2.com/collect-page/68540

Guest of Honor:
Michael Brosowski, Co-Founder, from Hanoi, Vietnam

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status that rescues street children in Vietnam and provides services tailored to the individual needs of each child: education, nutrition, health care, counseling, legal advocacy, safe shelter, and rescue from trafficking. 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Lion / Dragon Dance with Gund Kwok

GUND KWOK, Asian Women's Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe | Boston, MA USA

You’re thinking about doing lion/dragon dance. So, just do it already — SIGN-UP! But, if you need more reasons, here are 10 to help you say, “Yes!” to lion/dragon dance with Gund Kwok.

 

1. Become stronger and more flexible! You’ll gain 20+ workout buddies who won’t let you quit.
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2. Eat, eat & eat lots of food — after practice, random hang-outs, and GK parties. Be prepared!
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3. Compete with the men and be as good as they are!
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4. Film a movie or TV scene with Matt Damon, Kevin Spacey, and Samantha Brown…not to name-drop or anything 😛
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5. Need a space to yell and scream? We do a LOT of it here. The louder, the better.
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6. Have everyone think you are badass because you will be one.
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7. Clothing swaps. We like to get together and swap clothes that actually fit Asian women.

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8. Built-in sisterhood. Have your own group of cheerleaders following you everywhere.
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9. Have bragging rights to doing something none of your friends can do.
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10. Finally — and, most important — become powerful in everything you do. Live a bigger life!
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