We have new hosts for our group to celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown, starting with Dim Sum brunch (bring around $15 cash for food, please) from 10 am at Hei La Moon, 88 Beach St., and then move onto the heart of the Chinatown after the brunch to see the Lion dance parade. Be careful about the firecrackers in Chinatown - the vibrant sign of New Year celebration for the Chinese people to scare evil spirits.
"On Sunday, February 9, Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood—the third largest in the country—celebrates the start of a new lunar year with a Lion Dance Parade. The streets will be filled with firecrackers, food, music and lion dancers,..."
"The Chinese New Year Parade includes numerous processions led by lion dancers. Groups start marching at the Chinatown Gate on Beach Street, and then take different paths through the neighborhood, going from business to business up and down all the streets, smaller lanes, and alleys.
Processions with flags and banners accompany many of the groups of lion dancers.
You'll have no trouble finding the processions - just listen for the roar of the firecrackers and the beating of the drums. You can also smell the smoke - lots of firecrackers get exploded."
- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/chinese-new-year-parade.html#sthash.lmwnZmlP.dpuf