Dear Boston Culture Lovers,
Chinatown is hosting their annual August Moon Festival.
Let's have Dim Sum at the China Pearl and then see the festivities. The festival starts at 10am and ends at 5pm.
This year's program will feature lion dancing, martial arts, Chinese traditional dancing, and other cultural performances as well as our regular vendors
The meeting time for this event is 11am.
Please plan ahead and expect possible delays in traffic, parking, and public transportation delays. Please give yourself extra time to travel to this event so you can arrive on-time at the China Pearl at 11am.
If you are late, I can not guarantee that you will be able to join the group.
In order for this event to be successful, we will need to be organized and follow some rules.
- Rule number 1 - Please show-up if you reserved "yes"
I will be sending reminder emails asking you to reconfirm your reservations. I will be putting special efforts in reconfirming everyone's attendance the week prior to the event. If you do not reconfirm your attendance, I will assume that you are no longer coming and therefore remove you from the attendance roster and give your space to the next person who confirms attendance from the waiting list.
****Please do not reserve "yes" if you are a "maybe".
If you are a "maybe", please write "maybe" in the comments field for the event. Reserving "yes" when you are a "maybe" is misleading and is taking a space from someone who is definitely attending.
- Rule Number 2 - Be on time!
For this activity is group food sharing activity, it very important that you be on time for we all need to be at the same time and place.
Please plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to travel or park in Chinatown. I strongly recommend that you travel by pubic transportation, the T (subway).
When we have a large group, please understand that it is not fair to ask those who have arrived early to wait for late comers.
Most importantly, it is not fair for the restaurant to hold empty seats and lose business for latecomers or for people who fail to show-up. Lateness and no-shows gives me and the Meetup groups a bad reputation which may affect our ability to make future reservations. As it is, Meetup groups already have a bad reputation at many establishments and some places will not even take Meetup reservations.
If you are late, please understand that we can not wait for you and can not guarantee that you will be able to join the group.
- Rule Number 3 - Please be financially prepared to pay for your meal including taxes and tip.
The only other expectations that I have is for people to have fun and be respectful and be friendly towards one another.
I look forward to enjoying this festival with the group.
What is Dim Sum?
To summarize, Dim Sum is offers a menu of a variety of bite-size food and dumplings.
The fun is in ordering as a group and in sharing Dim Sum orders.
The result, the group gets to sample all sorts of delicious and some exotic food items.
The best part is the price, the bill always has always seems low at the end of the meal especially considering all the food that was consumed.
The exact price will depend on what exactly is ordered and the number of people in the group. The price could range from $8 to $15 per person including tip.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The easiest and fastest way to travel to Chinatown is via the MBTA, subway system.
The nearest subway stops are
· South Station (Red Line)and
· Chinatown (Orange Line).
Depending where you are traveling from, there are also a lot of nearby bus stops, please go the MBTA website’s Rider Tools to map out your best travel route at http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/
Here are some pparking garages in the area:
1) Interpark Boston, 40 Beach Street, Boston, (617)[masked], http://www.interparkboston.com/,
1) Two Financial Center Garage, StandardParking, 60 South St, Boston, (617)[masked], http://aboutparking.com/boston/boston-financial-district/
2) South Station Parking Garage, 750 Atlantic Ave, Boston, (617)[masked]