From 6:45 - 8:15 pm Tuesday, Maynard needs to be OUT
(away from the event), so we have a special event planned!
See SANTA CLAUS and MAYOR TOM MENINO
(at the same time, or one right after the other??)
in Brigham Circle (near HSPH) - at the Brigham Circle green line stop
Sing Christmas Carols in Brigham Circle
and get free food in advance in Brigham Circle,
then go to the meetup at HSPH.
* Bring friends - Nerdy Chinese folks want OR "Americans"
and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston
just schmoozing and talking with nerdy strangers
in English or Mandarin?
Schedule for Tuesday evening - 677 Huntington Avenue:
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Together we'll attend a f-u-n
holiday event at Brigham Circle
(where Walgreen's and Stop and Shop are).
Both Mayor Tom Menino of Boston AND Santa Claus (of the North Pole?) will be there (we don'[t KNOW if they will be there at the same time, though).
There will be Christmas Carols and free food.
That event goes until 7:30 pm. We leave it around 6:30 pm.
Then around 6:30 pm, our group will go across the street to 677 Huntington Avenue, Harvard School of Public Health, and go upstairs to Kresge 201.
6:30 - ~7:15 pm - Bilingual Introductions
7:15-7:45 pm -
"Noodles" - a bilingual talk (Mandarin and English)
(that grain-based pasta so popular in China and throughout Asia)
Jie Gao, MS (Health Policy and Management), Financial Analyst for Partners Healthcare
(followed by Q&A in either language)
7:45 pm-9:30 pm - FREE CHAT (no talk tonight)
7:45 pm-9:30 pm - small Mandarin-speaking groups
7:45 pm-9:30 pm - English language pronunciation and grammar workshops
After 9:30 pm - free conversations - so stay late
Our stable location is Kresge 201 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.
All Mandarin speakers (and English-speakers, too) need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.
E-Mail [masked] to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.
PLEASE request by 3 pm the day before the Tuesday evening event.
* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus.
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building.
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes.
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes.
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent.
* Route 9 comes right into the area.
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.
Show your CURRENT LOCAL ID to the HSPH Security Guard, the UP the open indoor stairwell (follow signs to Kresge 201).
E-Mail [masked] and [masked] for a building pass if you don't have a Harvard ID; we convene in Kresge 201; you will ask the HSPH security guard where that is.