Shojo celebrates third anniversary with Chinatown block party

The Shojo block party gets underway with live dancing and music on August 23 at the Chinatown Park. (Image courtesy of Ellen Duong.) 『猩猩』華埠派對隨著現場舞蹈和音樂於8月23日在華埠牌坊公園舉行。(照片由楊美英攝。)

The Shojo block party gets underway with live dancing and music on August 23 at the Chinatown Park. (Image courtesy of Ellen Duong.)

By Ellen Duong

 

Shojo, a trendy bistro serving modern Asian cuisine, celebrated its third anniversary with its annual Chinatown block party on August 23. The event, co-hosted by Laced Boston, KC Arts, Floor Lords and other local groups, was well attended despite the possibility of rain, attracting many passersby to stop by the Greenway at the Chinatown Gate.

The block party was packed with activities and entertainment that were fun and family friendly. DJ Dex from Team Jerk Big City 101.3 FM provided a constant stream of upbeat music, while members of Floor Lords showed off their break dancing flair, garnering cheers from the crowd. Easily the main attraction of the event, Floor Lords hosted a children’s class as well as two break dancing competitions during the party.

A crowd gathers to watch members of Floor Lords break dance on the floor. (Image courtesy of Ellen Duong.) 觀眾聚集觀看Floor Lords成員在地板上跳霹靂舞。(圖片由楊美英攝。)

A crowd gathers to watch members of Floor Lords break dance on the floor. (Image courtesy of Ellen Duong.)

Art, food and giveaways were other attractions of the event. Artists from KC Arts painted on blank canvases, openly sharing their creative processes with the guests. Hungry guests enjoyed several varieties of wood-fired pizza from the Stoked Pizza food truck. Reserve had free giveaways for their online restaurant reservation service, while Kicks Are Us raffled off a pair of sneakers worn by Celtics shooting guard James Young.

The Shojo block party’s dancing, music and food made for a fun-filled and energetic Sunday afternoon.  Shojo is at 9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111.

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