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This Chinese New Year join one of the biggest celebrations in the Northeast! Boston’s Chinatown is nestled between downtown and the financial district. There’s no better time to discover this neighborhood than during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Date: January 31 - February 1, 2020
The first event on this list is open to all ages! Boston Children’s Museum has a two-day Lunar New Year program that highlights the best of the occasion. Take the little ones to the storytime with author Long Zhen Han, take part in crafts workshops and attend various traditional performances.
Location: Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Date: February 1, 2020
The Museum of Fine Arts has put together a Lunar New Year celebration featuring Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions. This is a unique cultural festival made of activities for all ages, performances, art and demonstrations. Stop by the Lion Dance, listen to traditional Korean music or see an interactive Kung Fu demonstration.
Location: Parade along Beach Street and nearby streets in Chinatown. Festival in Phillips Square and China Trade Building at the corner of Boylston and Washington
Date: February 2, 2020
The Lunar New Year falls on January 25, 2020. Every year, Boston’s Chinatown dones on the auspicious red and gold colors to wish for another year of good fortune. Start your tour at the Chinatown Gate in Beach Street and grab good spots for the parade. Later, stop by the cultural festival to see authentic Asian performers, try delicious food and purchase knick-knacks.
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Location: 399 Boylston Street 6th Floor, Workbar, Boston, MA 02116
Date: February 13, 2020
One of the quintessential Chinese dishes is dumplings. Learn how to make your own at a Dumpling Making Class. For only $68 per person, you’ll have access to a two-hour lesson that will teach you three ways to make dumplings with meat and vegetarian fillings. All ingredients and materials are included.