Innovation Islands: Worcester Youth Nian Dancers on Spectacle Island
Join us on Spectacle Island for live Lion Dance performances by the Worcester Youth Nian Dancers!
The Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts is proud to present the Worcester Youth Nian Dancers on Spectacle Island!
Origami instruction & face painting will take place from 12:00 to 3:00pm near the Visitor Center. Lion Dance performances will be at 1:00pm & 2:15pm on the porch.
Lion Dance is a traditional Asian performance art dating back more than 1,000 years! A Chinese and Vietnamese custom, the Lion Dance is believed to bring good luck, prosperity, and peace to the Lunar New Year, weddings, birthdays, and other celebratory events.
The Worcester Youth Nian Dancers (WYND) was created by the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (SEACMA) in 2009 as a way to channel young people’s abundant energy into something cultural, healthy, and positive. Starting with developing a presence on YouTube and strong willpower, the team has grown to be one of the most recognized Lion Dance teams in Greater Boston.
*NOTE* Ferry tickets must be purchased to attend this event.
Innovation Islands is a mini grant program, enabling organizations from communities in and around Boston to curate events on the Boston Harbor Islands. It is presented by the National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Boston Harbor Now as part of the commemoration of the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.