Feb. 25, 2022, Boston, — C.A.C.A. Boston Lodge and the Chinese American Heritage Foundation are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Greater Boston Lunar New Year Rolling Parade this coming Sunday. Vehicles will assemble along Surface Road between Beach Street and Essex Street starting at 12:00 noon. Massachusetts State Police will be on hand to direct traffic and escort the motorcade along the parade route starting at 1:00 pm.
Lunar New Year Rolling Car Parade arrives at Malden Police headquarters in 2021. (file photo)
According to Wilson Lee, there are 20 AAPI organizations as co-sponsors and over 20 businesses as supporters. Below are draft locations for your review. Presentations and presenters are confirmed, arrival times are approximate and subject to traffic conditions. Please join the parade along the way on Sunday, Feb, 27.
1. Chinatown Lion Gate – 12:45 to 1:00 pm – Presentation by Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin R. Hayden
2. Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street – 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm – Presentation by Malden Mayor Gary Christenson
3. Connexion Church, 149 Broadway, Somerville 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm – Presentation by Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne
4. Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave – 1:45 pm to 2:00 pm Lion Dance & Presentation by Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui
5. 29 Brattle Square, Cambridge – 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm Lion Dance
6. Robbins Memorial Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington – 2:30 pm
7. 19 Moore Street, Belmont – 2:45 pm – Lion Dance – Presentation by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Select Board Chair Adam Dash, State Senator Will Brownsberger, Belmont Police Chief James McIsaac, Belmont Fire Chief David DeStefano
8. Eastern Bank 1833 Mass Ave, Lexington, 3:00 pm – Lion Dance – Presentation by Lexington Select Board Members Suzie Barry and Joe Pato, and Police Chief Mike McClean
9. New Light Korean Church, 730 Main Street, Waltham City Hall, Main Street 3:15 pm
10. Newton City Hall, Commonwealth Avenue 3:30 pm – Presentation by Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller
11. Hancock Street, Quincy City Hall – 4:15 pm
12 Quincy Kam Mun Market 4:30 pm – Stop for Gift Bags for all vehicles
13. After Parade Dinner Reception at China Pearl Restaurant, Quincy 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm $20 for C.A.C.A. members and $30 for non members.
14. Presentation by Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) 6:00 pm