Boston's Chinatown hosts the biggest Lunar New Year parade in New England with troupes of colorful lion dance dancers ringing in the Year of the Pig. Huddle indoors at BCNC’s new Pao Arts Center in Chinatown and let your creative and artistic impulses flourish during the New Year!
Drop in for free family-friendly activities from 11:00am-3:00pm including Chinese and English calligraphy demonstrations and exhibition tours. Drop-in Lion Dance workshops run at 12:15pm, 1:15pm, and 2:15pm.
Learn how to make dumplings, a traditional new year dish. Click here to register for this fee-based workshop on February 17, 11:00am.
Soothe your throat and taste tea. Click here to register for this fee-based workshop on February 17, 1:00pm.
Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.