What we're about

Greater Boston offers enormous cultural opportunities to encounter everyday in our communities, work places, schools, and universities. This meetup group is to take advantage of such wide-ranging cultural environment and to explore our cultural diversity expressed in art, music, academic events, food, or just gather for fun to get to know each other with different cultural backgrounds. Anybody who is interested in exploring multi-cultural events happening in Boston and Cambridge are welcomed to join.

New (& Existing) Member Policy: (mostly suggestions from event organizers, who work really hard)

Your own profile: Please create your own profile including at least 3 information about yourself (such as a photo, maybe your first or nick name, and answers to our questions about your favorite cultures.) Members without these basic information (e.g., just initials or a photo of your pet only are not acceptable and subject to deletion (if you added some other personal info, then a photo of a pet maybe OK). This is to avoid "creepiness"syndrome from the point of view of event organizers and fellow meetup participants in order to promote healthy social media.

Suggested meetup events: We encourage everybody to "suggest" meetup events for the benefit of your own experience. Then the organizers (one of us) can announce the events for you if they are appropriate for our Nomads group. Usually if you "suggest" an event, you are regarded as the "event host". The date and place are essential ("no location, no date" are not allowed since that would be useless). Inclusion of a related website and a photo are encouraged in the description. Occasionally we post "FYI" kind of event information without a host- but that would be an exception than a norm. Events based on profit-oriented commercial activities may be deleted. Try to avoid too lengthy descriptions of events or musicians/performers (who has time/patience to read a 3 page description of a meetup event!). Be brief and crisp. Is this enough for now?

Happy Nomad Meetup!

Upcoming events (4+)

Guided Meditation @ Central Square, 5 Doors Health next to Live Alive Cafe

five doors health + wellness

Let's have a healthy new year

I really enjoy Julie's
Evening Guided Meditation

Sundays at 7 PM, 1 hr, $15 drop in
It's in a comfortable room at a Yoga Studio. Depend on the mood and vibe of the class, she will give different prompt. She is a teacher in Kotodama, a Japanese Zen meditation meditation. Meditation for the Modern Mind melds ancient techniques together in a way that works for the Western lifestyle. This system helps people plugged into modern society find peace, balance and connect to their inner voice — without having to escape their routines. Beginners and aficionados alike can dig deep and strengthen their meditation muscles, gaining clarity and higher perspective on the story of their lives.

The melody of the universe is accessible to all who seek its song, and you don’t need to leave the city to tune in.

@ 5 Doors Health and Wellness

Are you looking for a way to calm your mind? Do you find yourself overthinking and stuck in unhealthy or negative patterns?

Join us for this powerful group meditation!

This 5-part guided meditation helps with
-relaxation
-quieter mind
-stress relief
-creativity
-sense of wellbeing

Pre-register here, space is limited! https://www.fivedoorsyoga.com/yoga

===AFTERWARDS, right next door is the awesome and healthy Life Alive Cafe. I always feel more energetic after I have a Sufi Warrior meal there.

http://www.lifealive.com/menu.html

Guided Meditation @ Central Square, 5 Doors Health next to Live Alive Cafe

five doors health + wellness

Let's have a healthy new year

I really enjoy Julie's
Evening Guided Meditation

Sundays at 7 PM, 1 hr, $15 drop in
It's in a comfortable room at a Yoga Studio. Depend on the mood and vibe of the class, she will give different prompt. She is a teacher in Kotodama, a Japanese Zen meditation meditation. Meditation for the Modern Mind melds ancient techniques together in a way that works for the Western lifestyle. This system helps people plugged into modern society find peace, balance and connect to their inner voice — without having to escape their routines. Beginners and aficionados alike can dig deep and strengthen their meditation muscles, gaining clarity and higher perspective on the story of their lives.

The melody of the universe is accessible to all who seek its song, and you don’t need to leave the city to tune in.

@ 5 Doors Health and Wellness

Are you looking for a way to calm your mind? Do you find yourself overthinking and stuck in unhealthy or negative patterns?

Join us for this powerful group meditation!

This 5-part guided meditation helps with
-relaxation
-quieter mind
-stress relief
-creativity
-sense of wellbeing

Pre-register here, space is limited! https://www.fivedoorsyoga.com/yoga

===AFTERWARDS, right next door is the awesome and healthy Life Alive Cafe. I always feel more energetic after I have a Sufi Warrior meal there.

http://www.lifealive.com/menu.html

2/13/2022, Chinese Lunar New Year, EYE of the TIGER: Dim Sum / Lion Dance

Hei La Moon Restaurant

PLEASE MAKE NOTE BECAUSE IT IS WINTER THE DATE COULD CHANGE IF THERE IS A SNOW STORM. If you want to eat indoor, City of Boston needs you to provide proof of vaccination
https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/introducing-b-together

I live in Manchester, NH, I have organized this since 2014, stop because COVID lock down in 2020. If you want to help me organize in case I am stuck in traffic, please let me know.

It’s the Year of the Tiger, let’s get the Eye of the Tiger back because we are HUNGRY.

Let's meet at 1030am at Hei La Moon for dim sum.

Please bring CASH to make payments easier.

This event is promoted with Cooking and Eating in Our 20s - 30s, Social Fun and Boston Cultural Nomad. If Hei La Moon is full I be happy to lead a group to a nearby restaurant - Chau Chow City at 83 Essex St,

If there are more than 10 people who show up, we will need to have other people who can help order because a table fits about 10. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE BUSY, AND THEY DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. I want to aim for earlier so there is not a long wait.

Do NOT DRIVE into the area, it will be full of people and no parking.

Click to see Pictures from 2015
https://www.meetup.com/Cooking-and-Eating-in-Our-20s/events/220347241/

Here are some videos of the Dancing Lions. If you tip them, they will do tricks. They come right into the restaurant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlav8sdCuI

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blHTu5oDa68

Fire Cracker is completely illegal in MA, but for that one magical few hours, the street of Chinatown is filled with them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blHTu5oDa68

Different Martial Arts School and Youth Group perform on the street.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC04T62bx-o

As we walk around we will see Lion Dance Troupe from different martial art school in Boston, going to different business to bring good luck and in return, receive gift. There will be firecrackers, even little kids will have big chain of red fire cracker to scare away the bad luck and evil spirit.

Come and celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown and enjoy yummy dim sum (Cantonese brunch style) at Hei La Moon Restaurant in Chinatown. 2022 is the year of the Tiger. The restaurant has an extensive menu and their price is reasonable. Dim sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. The average individual cost for dim sum would be usually not more than $15 including gratuity.

More Info about the Parade
https://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-event-calendar-february.html

If you have kids there is also an art center that will have family friendly activities.
https://www.paoartscenter.org/events/2022/lunar-new-year

===This is a short animated film about the origin of the New Year tradition of fire cracker

Nian-Story of A Chinese [New Years] Monster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfHcJSNhYU

Guided Meditation @ Central Square, 5 Doors Health next to Live Alive Cafe

five doors health + wellness

Let's have a healthy new year

I really enjoy Julie's
Evening Guided Meditation

Sundays at 7 PM, 1 hr, $15 drop in
It's in a comfortable room at a Yoga Studio. Depend on the mood and vibe of the class, she will give different prompt. She is a teacher in Kotodama, a Japanese Zen meditation meditation. Meditation for the Modern Mind melds ancient techniques together in a way that works for the Western lifestyle. This system helps people plugged into modern society find peace, balance and connect to their inner voice — without having to escape their routines. Beginners and aficionados alike can dig deep and strengthen their meditation muscles, gaining clarity and higher perspective on the story of their lives.

The melody of the universe is accessible to all who seek its song, and you don’t need to leave the city to tune in.

@ 5 Doors Health and Wellness

Are you looking for a way to calm your mind? Do you find yourself overthinking and stuck in unhealthy or negative patterns?

Join us for this powerful group meditation!

This 5-part guided meditation helps with
-relaxation
-quieter mind
-stress relief
-creativity
-sense of wellbeing

Pre-register here, space is limited! https://www.fivedoorsyoga.com/yoga

===AFTERWARDS, right next door is the awesome and healthy Life Alive Cafe. I always feel more energetic after I have a Sufi Warrior meal there.

http://www.lifealive.com/menu.html

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