GK at Boston University’s Chinese Students Association Origins Show

BUCSA Presents: Origins (CSA Culture Show)

This Sunday on February 23rd, the GK Dragonettes will be taking the stage at the Metcalf Ballroom at Boston University with a dragon dance performance on stage.

The BU Chinese Students Association will be presenting “Origins,” a culture show celebrating Chinese culture.

EVENT DETAILS: Doors open at 5:00PM in Metcalf Ballroom

Tickets: $5

For more information, visit the BU CSA Website.

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GK Dragon Dance at QARI Lunar New Year Festival

GK Dragonettes take the stage!

What a great crowd and a great time at North Quincy High School this past Sunday for the Quincy Lunar New Year Festival. Luckily, it didn’t snow that much the night before so the show was able to go on as planned.

It was a lot of fun. The GK lions along with the lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy paraded down to the stage with the GK Dragon following.

Thank you QARI for having us!

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GK at the Museum of Fine Arts Lunar New Year Celebration

Check out the parade and stage performance from a couple weeks ago — one day before our lion dancing marathon in Boston Chinatown. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a beautiful space to perform in and the crowd & staff were amazing!

Stage Performance

Lion Parade

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Blue Dragon Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary with GK!

GK Lion Team with Ming Tsai at his restaurant the Blue Dragon, an Asian Gastropub located at the Fort Point Channel in Boston, MA
GK Lion Team with Ming Tsai at his restaurant the Blue Dragon, an Asian Gastropub located at the Fort Point Channel in Boston, MA

Thank you Ming Tsai/Blue Dragon Team for having us over last Thursday night to celebrate your one-year anniversary!

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Quincy Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, Feb 16th!

The Lunar New Year celebrations aren’t over yet!

GK will be performing a dragon dance next Sunday in Quincy at North Quincy High School for the city’s Lunar New Year Festival 🙂 We’re on at 10AM!

For event info, visit QARI.

Quincy’s Lunar New Year Festival will be on Sunday, February 16th from 10:30am to 4:00pm at North Quincy High School at 316 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171.
Quincy’s Lunar New Year Festival will be on Sunday, February 16th from 10:30am to 4:00pm at North Quincy High School at 316 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171.
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GK Lions in Boston.com

Check out all the photos from Boston Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade at Boston.com! Here are a couple of GK 🙂

GK Lions and the Buddha blessing a shop (from Boston.com)
GK Lions and the Buddha blessing a shop (from Boston.com)
GK Lions parading (from Boston.com)
GK Lions parading (from Boston.com)
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GK Lion Dance Parade in Metro Newspaper

Guess what? We were in today’s Metro Newspaper!

Chinatown Horses Around (Metro Newspaper, 2/10/2014)
Chinatown Horses Around (Metro Newspaper, 2/10/2014)

Oh lady, talk about a marathon session of lion dancing. After the lion and dragon stage performances, we were parading with two lions in the streets of Chinatown from 11AM until 4:30PM! Needless to say, some of us scheduled in some massages today 🙂

To get all the latest GK Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year updates and photos, “Like” our Facebook page! 🙂

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GK Lions Perform at Museum of Fine Arts in Boston!

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The GK Lions will be helping the Museum of Fine Arts usher in the Year of the Horse this coming Saturday, Feb 8th at 3PM!

It’s going to be a great event because guess what??? Admission is FREE! A lot of activities are planned like lantern-making, woodblock printing, Gong-Fu (a form of Chinese martial arts) and you can also meet Boston chef, and Flour bakery owner Joanne Chang at a book signing.

So, check us out and make a day of it!

For more information, visit Museum of Fine Arts website.

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GK Lions Celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Peabody Essex Museum

What a great day of Lunar Year festivities at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA this past Saturday! Here are the GK Lions coming in after the GK Cubs performance.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30AM and 11AM at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30AM and 11AM at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

If you’re free this weekend, head on out to Salem, MA to see the GK Cubs and GK lion dance teams perform in the atrium where it will be nice and warm 🙂

It’s an entire day filled with Lunar New Year activities at the museum from 10AM-4PM!

Visit PEM.org for more info.

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Become a GK Volunteer for Lunar New Year Festival!

Become a GK Volunteer!

Help ring in the upcoming Lunar New Year (Year of the Horse) with the Gund Kwok Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe, as they parade through the streets of Chinatown and lion dance for the stores and restaurants, as well as perform on the main stage. Gund Kwok is one of 8-10 troupes performing that day. You also get to experience an unforgettable day of Chinese New Year sights, sounds, and smells!

Get a glimpse of the experience from last year – look at GK pictures from Lunar New Year 2013:

As a volunteer ….

Roles:
You will be assigned to be a

  • flag carrier
  • crowd control person
  • runner
  • cart lugger
  • photographer
  • videographer
  • helping with miscellaneous tasks

Attire:
You will get to borrow and wear a Gund Kwok hooded sweatshirt to identify that you are with the Troupe. Please dress in layers and wear hats, scarves and gloves/mittens. Please wear black pants and comfortable, appropriate footwear. Ear plugs, hand and toe warmer packets are provided if needed. Please do not carry any backpacks or other bags on you — personal belongings may be kept at the GK “Den” (someone is stationed during the entire day to track the comings and goings of all volunteers and troupe members, and to keep an eye on your belongings).

Food:
Breakfast and lunch are provided. ALL volunteers are invited to stay for a free dinner that evening to thank you for your time and commitment (Restaurant: Hei La Moon, in Chinatown)

Information/Contact Info:
Days prior to the Festival, you will receive documents and information for the day of the Festival, including FAQ’s and Volunteer Role Descriptions, and information for the Gund Kwok Volunteer Liaison (your main volunteer contact on that day).

Date/Time:
Sunday, February 9, 2014 / 9:00am – 4pm (shifts available)

Where:
Boston Chinatown; meet at China Trade Center; 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Volunteer SHIFTS

All day:
9:00 am to 4 pm (or whenever we finish)

Half Day:
9:00 am to 1pm

Transportation:
Take public transportation. Street parking is virtually non-existent on the day of the event.

MBTA:

  • Green Line – “Boylston Street” T stop
  • Orange Line – “Chinatown” or “New England Medical Center” T stops
  • Red Line – “Downtown Crossing” or “Park Street” T stops

RSVP with:

  1. your shift preference
  2. your role preference, and
  3. yes/no to join for dinner

RSVP by Sunday, February 2 by filling out the form below:

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2013 We Are Boston Gala

We Are Boston 2013 Gala

 

The ladies of GK will be welcoming guests tonight at the We Are Boston Gala at the Boston Convention Center!

The 2013 We Are Boston Gala will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013. This event attracts nearly one thousand friends and supporters, from diverse communities, that come together to recognize the remarkable and diverse talents that have made immigrants so integral to the fabric of our city.

Your generosity helps to support 25 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs that serve over 1,000 adult immigrants across the city, as well as the New Bostonians Summit Initiative that addresses the three key challenges identified by our immigrant communities: ESOL, Jobs, and K-12 Education.

Learn more about the organization here.

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GK To Celebrate Boston Children’s Museum’s Centennial

Gund Kwok dragon dance at 2013 Boston August Moon Festival
Gund Kwok dragon dance at 2013 Boston August Moon Festival

This Friday on October 4th at 8PM, GK will be participating in an outdoor dragon dance performance in celebration of the Boston Children’s Museum’s 100th Birthday!

Join us for an outdoor performance collaboration by 500 members of Boston Children’s Chorus supported by Urbanity Dance and Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Group. This half-hour celebration will culminate with Boston Children’s Museum’s Friday night family learning and singing the song commissioned for our 100th anniversary, “I Am a River of Hope” by composer Jim Papoulis. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience!

For more information, visit Boston Children’s Museum.

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Boston August Moon Festival Lion & Dragon Dance Performances

If you didn’t get a chance to catch our lion and dragon dance performances, you can check them out here 🙂

Lion Dance kicked off the festival.

Dragon Dance opened up the main stage performances.

Thanks to our friend BrianAnime for the footage!

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Boston August Moon Festival 2013

Boston Chinatown August Moon Festival

The Boston August Moon Festival will be taking place this coming Sunday in Chinatown!

GK will be up on the stage first with both lion and dragon dance performances. The weather is looking to be just perfect so come on out! The event runs until 5PM.

🙂

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