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Experience Chinatown

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
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Discover a new take on Asian American cultures. See, hear, create, and connect. Together, celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free music and dance performances, family-friendly workshops, and pop-up happenings at 3 locations in Boston Chinatown.

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event.  The party continues After Dark from 7 - 9 pm with performances by Asian American artists. 


Rose Kennedy Greenway - Chinatown Park, Beach Street
11 am Nüwa Athletic Club - Chinese Lion Dance
12 pm BollyX - Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness
1-3 pm SaturPLAY Asian CDC - Arts, Crafts, and Games
1 pm Genki Spark - Japanese Taiko Drumming
1:30 pm DBJ Dance Crew
1:40 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew

Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
11 am DBJ Dance Crew
11:45 am Chinese Lion Dance workshop for kids with Nüwa Athletic Club
12:30 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew
1:15 pm Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness for kids with BollyX
2 pm Cambodian Dance with Angkor Dance Troupe

Gallery | 11 am – 3 pm
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Friends of the Chinatown Library
Mooneaters Collective 
Tiffany Illustrating

Classrooms | 11 am – 3 pm
Digital Art with BCNC Youth
Zine-making with Lilian Xie
11 am & 1 pm Henna with Sohara Zafar
12 pm & 2 pm Painting and Collage with Chiaoti Chuang

One Greenway Park, 66 Hudson Street | 11 am - 3 pm
- Art-making with The Tower at One Greenway
- Circus Tricks with Circus Up
- Drumming with Jason Fei
- Improv Activities with Bunker Hill Community College
- Kite-making with Museum of Fine Arts
- Musical Exploration with Community Music Center of Boston
- Storytelling with Heidi Shin
- WITH/OUT WATER exhibition and activity by Yu-Wen Wu

Special thanks to our Supporters & Partners:
ArtPlace America * Asian Community Development Corporation Bank of America * Barr Foundation * Bunker Hill Community College * Capital One * City of Boston * Comcast * Creating Connection Experimentation Fund, supported by Arts Midwest Metropolitan Group, and Barr Foundation * Fuller Foundation * The Kensington * Maloney Properties * Rose Kennedy Greenway * The Tower at One Greenway * Tufts Medical Center * Tufts University

Become a Sponsor: Click here or contact Jean Quintal for more information.

Contact: | 617-863-9080

Earlier Event: September 22
Mid-Autumn Play Festival with Grace Lin
Later Event: September 29
Exhibition: WITH/OUT WATER