August Moon Festival celebrated in Chinatown and Quincy
By Ling-Mei Wong
The August Moon Festival was celebrated in Chinatown and Quincy. Chinatown’s 44th August Moon Festival took place August 11, while Quincy’s 26th festival took place August 18.
The Chinatown celebration featured a stage on Harrison and Essex streets for martial arts and cultural performances. A smaller stage at the Chinatown Park offered shade and live Chinese opera.
Food vendors served up barbecue skewers, while health care and nonprofit agencies handed out water. Booths lined Harrison, Tyler, Beach and Hudson streets.
At Quincy, Hancock Street near the Quincy Center T stop was blocked off for vendors, food trucks and pony rides. A main stage at end of Hancock Street gathered large crowds to enjoy kung fu demonstrations and traditional Chinese dance, along with prize drawings.
The Quincy festival was patrolled by city police, who investigated flashing complaints and made sure traffic flowed smoothly.
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