Saturday, January 14, 2023
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Jenkins Auditorium, Malden High School
77 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148
2023 Malden Lunar New Year Celebration
for the Year of the Rabbit
On January 14, 2023, we concluded our first annual event of the year, the 2023 Malden Lunar New Year Celebration. After three years of turbulent circumstances, we were finally able to present this event in person. Our team was delighted to have the opportunity to bring together hundreds of local residents and many local businesses from diverse cultural backgrounds to share in the festive spirit characteristic of this time of year.
Group photo featuring some of the performers of the day, Malden mayor Gary Christenson, U.S. Postal Services Manager of Malden Branch Jeffrey Carter, Executive Director of the Chinese Culture Connection Mei Hung, award-winning artist Santon, and Malden Reads' Linda Zalk. Photography by Fen Zhang
A spectacular lion dance performance by Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy set the festive mood, and our Executive Director Mei Hung was joined by Malden mayor Gary Christenson to officially open the event.
Mei Hung, Executive Director of the Chinese Culture Connection, delivered the opening remarks, and Malden mayor Gary Christenson extended warm greetings.
Photography by Fen Zhang
A spectacular lion dance performance by Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy provided an inspiring start to the event.
Photography by Ethan Chen
The nearly four-hour celebration featured 20+ performing groups and individuals from across the Greater Boston Area. A major highlight was Thousand Hands Guanyin, a large-scale dance performed by the Boston Chinese United Dance Group, whose members range in age from eight to eighty. Together, they harnessed the power of dance to raise awareness of the importance of goodwill and selflessness in today's society.
Large-Scale Performance Thousand Hands Guanyin by the Boston Chinese United Dance Group.
Photography by Ethan Chen (left) & Fen Zhang (right)