Tufts Medical Center welcomes Lunar New Year

Tufts Medical Center rang in the Lunar New Year Festival Feb. 13 at its atrium. Tufts MC President and CEO Michael Wagner wished guests a happy Year of the Dog. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 13 with local schoolchildren at its atrium.

Tufts Medical Center President and CEO Michael Wagner said, “This is my fifth year as CEO and it’s a pleasure to see children fill the atrium. Tufts Medical Center has a long tradition of welcoming the diverse cultures of our patients.”

Sen. Joe Boncore thanked Dr. Wagner for his service. “To you and your friends, have a happy and prosperous New Year,” Boncore said.

Students from the Josiah Quincy Elementary School performed traditional Chinese dances, sang “Jasmine” in Mandarin and did kung fu. The Mancini Orchestra played two songs.

The Boston Chinese Freemasons performed the lion dance. A kung fu and broadsword demonstration was given by Master Alex Woo from Calvin Chin Martial Arts, who also works at Tufts MC as a security officer. Crafts and Chinese calligraphy were demonstrated by Shao Ying Wu and Bingrun Liang.

The event hosts were Sherry Dong and Fong Cheong.

Josiah Quincy Elementary School students performed the double fan dance. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Mancini Orchestra played two songs. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Students sang “Jasmine” in Mandarin. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Students performed a hand drum dance. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Boston Chinese Freemasons performed the lion dance. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Master Alex Woo from Calvin Chin Martial Arts gave a kung fu demonstration. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Sen. Joe Boncore wished guests a happy Year of the Dog. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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