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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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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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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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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2015 Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Parade

2015 Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Parade

Here’s about 25 minutes of lion parading and music from this past Sunday’s Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Parade. Thanks again to all our volunteers and friends for sticking with us from the beginning starting from about 9AM until we finished at about 4:30PM!

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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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PEM Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance (Video)

PEM Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance (Video)

If you weren’t able to make it out to the Peabody Essex Museum at Salem, MA last Saturday, here’s video of the lion dance performance!

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Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration & Lion Parade

Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration & Lion Parade 2015 | GUND KWOK
When Lions meet, they say, “Hi!”

What a great day of lion dancing! We’d like to thank all our volunteers and friends for making the day a success!

Check our Our Facebook page and find ‘GundKwok’ on Instagram for the latest and greatest photos and videos!

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year from GUND KWOK!

 

We’d like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!

And if you’d like to celebrate the Year of the Goat with us, there are a few opportunities to do so!

MFA Boston Lunar New Year Celebration on Sat, Feb 21 from noon-2:30PM

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar New Year Celebration on Sat, Feb 28 from 11AM-1PM

Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade on Sun, Mar 1 from 10AM-5PM
Note that we are still in need of volunteers! Please sign-up and be a part of this Lunar New Year tradition! More information can be found here. To sign up, fill out the form below:

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Call for 2015 Chinatown Lunar New Year GK Volunteers! We need YOU!

Become a GK Volunteer!

Help ring in the upcoming Lunar New Year (Year of the Goat) 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 on Sunday, March 1st. 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!

Gund Kwok, the only Asian Women Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe in the United States, was established in February 1998 to give Asian women an opportunity to express their creativity, power and strength through performing the lion and dragon dances.

Get a glimpse of the experience from last year – look at GK pictures from Lunar New Year 2014: Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year 2014

As a volunteer ….

Roles

You will be assigned to be a flag carrier, crowd control person, runner, cart lugger, photographer, videographer, or 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).

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.

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