**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!