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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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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**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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Dragon Dance Performance at QARI Lunar New Year Market & Food Festival on Saturday, JAN 30th

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

The GK Dragonettes will take the stage at 1PM on Saturday, January 30th at North Quincy High School in Quincy, MA to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

This year’s event still includes free live entertainment, along with a new karaoke session featuring a DJ in the auditorium. There will be a New Year market inspired by the night markets found in Asia, which will feature retail vendors selling traditional goods for New Year and crafts from local artists and businesses.

The event is FREE and open to the public from 1PM-7PM. For more information, check Quincy Asian Resource for all the latest updates!

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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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Dragon Dance Performance at Quincy August Moon Festival on Sunday, AUG 16th

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The GK Dragonettes will take the stage at 11AM on Sunday, August 16th on Hancock Street in Quincy Center!

For more information, check out the Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. Facebook page for all the latest updates!

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Boston Chinatown August Moon Festival, Sunday, AUG 9, 2015

Boston Chinatown August Moon Festival 2015

The Boston Chinatown August Moon Festival will be taking place this weekend on Sunday, August 9th in the AM. We’ll be one of the first troupes up on stage performing the lion and dragon dance.

For more information, check out our Facebook Page.

Location: Harrison & Beach Street, Chinatown, Boston, MA
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Photos from the 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival Performance

It was a very hot day yesterday — even at 11AM. It was a perfect day for some lion dancing at the Boston Seafood Festival. Check out some of the photos below:

The 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.

Posted by Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe on Monday, August 3, 2015

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4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on AUG 2nd, 2015

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GK will be opening up the 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival at Boston Fish Pier with a lion dance at 11:30AM!

The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join us for the Fourth Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. This family-friendly event will be taking place from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. It will be a day of sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun. MORE

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Year Of The Sheep

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center's Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Year Of The Sheep | GUND KWOK

The GK Lion and Cubs Team will be performing at BCNC’s Annual New Year Banquet on Friday, March 6th!

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) invites you to join us for our annual Chinese New Year Banquet on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Chinatown. We will celebrate the Year of the Sheep with good fortune and prosperity.

The BCNC Chinese New Year banquet is an annual sold-out event and one of the largest community celebrations in Chinatown, with 600 guests in attendance. This year, we will present the Friends of BCNC Award to Renee Inomata and Paul Lee, and the Amelia Peabody Foundation.

The banquet also serves as the biggest fundraiser for BCNC, raising much needed funds to provide essential services to 2,000 children, youth and adults a year. BCNC’s banquet leverages great visibility and showcases your philanthropic partnership with the Asian community. The banquet includes a wine and dim-sum reception, a traditional dinner, a live auction, and a silent auction.

http://www.bcnc.net/index.php/event/284/annual-chinese-new-year-banquet-year-of-the-sheep.html

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Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion & Dragon Dance Stage Performance (Video)

Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion & Dragon Dance Stage Performance | GUND KWOK

Here’s this past Sunday’s Lion & Dragon Dance stage performances. This kicked off our day-long lion dance parading through the streets of Chinatown.

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PEM Lunar New Year Cubs’ Lion Dance Performance (Video)

PEM Lunar New Year Cubs' Lion Dance Performance (Video)

And here are the GK Cub’s flag intro and lion dance performance. What a great job!

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