To foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations.
Due to this weekend’s snow storm The City and QARI have decided to postpone the Quincy Lunar New Year Festival for two weeks to Sunday, March 10, 2013. The FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM 12-5PM AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE QUINCY HALF MARATHON THAT MORNING, There will be road closures in front of North Quincy High School that morning.
Please forward this information to your colleagues, friends and family. We look forward to you joining us for this festive celebration. See you on March 10th!
More than 8,000 revelers are expected at North Quincy High School on Sun., Feb. 24 for one of the biggest Lunar New Year festivals in the region.
The 25th Quincy Lunar New Year Festival presented by Quincy Asian Resources and sponsored by South Cove Community Health Center and many other local businesses, will open at 10:30 a.m. with a traditional Lion Dance followed by hours of entertainment, exhibits, activities and information for people of all backgrounds and cultures.
The festival is just part of the global celebration of the Lunar Year of the Snake. Snakes are revered as good omens in the Chinese zodiac and are considered to be intuitive, refined and graceful.
This year’s festival features a Family Area with crafts, games and physical activities for kids organized by the South Shore YMCA; a Cultural Area with painting, Beijing Opera costumes and a mahjong contest; a Green Area sponsored by State Street to educate visitors about the environment; and a Chinese Wishing Tree where people can ask for their dreams to come true.
All of that accompanies a full day of traditional music, singing, dancing and martial arts exhibitions by talented performers from across the community and across the cultural world.
Free parking at several locations around North Quincy High School, a large food court featuring traditional foods, and more than 200 volunteers from the community will help to make this an event you will enjoy and remember.
The entire festival is free to the public thanks to Presenting Sponsor South Cove Community Health Center, along with dozens of other businesses, community organizations, and government and social service agencies, many of which will be available with information tables within the exhibit area.
In the event of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled for March 10 with announcements on local media channels. More information is available at www.quincyasianresources.org.
Our Lunar New Year Festival is the largest in Massachusetts, with exhilarating performances by local artists, business and cultural exhibits, crafts, and food. This event draws 8,000 attendees each year. Your sponsorship creates an opportunity to connect with the Asian and community population in Quincy and the surrounding South Shore area. Not only will your presence at this event increase your organization’s visibility in the community, it will also support QARI’s services and programs.
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