Josiah Quincy Elementary School

885 Washington St., Boston


  • Principal Simon Ho and Assistant Principal Michael McCarthy
  • Music Director Graciela Briceno and AV specialist Andrew Kelley

Josiah Quincy Elementary School STAGE 1: GYMNASIUM

Time Event
10:30—11:00 a.m. & 11:30—12:00 p.m. A Celebration of Children! Student Performances
12:00—1:00 p.m. LUNCH at area restaurants (see passport map for 10% discounts)
1:30—2:00 p.m. & 2:30—3:00 p.m. STARTALK’s Martial Arts Stars!
Bryan Cheng, Drew Chin & Chris Wong
2:00—2:30 p.m. & 3:00—3:30 p.m. University of Massachusetts Boston Kung Fu and Lion Dance Club, Alex Woo, President

Josiah Quincy Elementary School STAGE 2: AUDITORIUM

Time Event
10:30—12:00 p.m. The China Program Center Presents:
  • Welcome Remarks: Wanli Hu, Director of the China Program Center, UMass Boston
  • Opening Dance: Sydni Lockeby (Jiang Hong): A Junior at Newton North High School, and student of Modern Chinese Dance with the Angel Performing Arts, Weston, MA
  • Modern Chinese Dance: Sydni Lockeby, Student, Newton North High School

Panel Discussion of Community Leaders:

  • Moderator: Dennis Maxey, Associate Dean, College of Advancing and Professional Studies, UMass Boston
  • Edmund Beard, Senior Advisor to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations; Office of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & International Relations, University of Massachusetts
  • Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, Director, The Office of New Immigrants, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston
  • Elaine Ng, Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Association, Inc.
  • Raymond Liu, Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Management, UMass Boston
  • Michael Todorsky, Director of Administration and Finance, Division of Enrollment Management and The Confucius Institute at UMass
  • Closing Remarks: Wanli Hu, Director of the China Program Center, UMass Boston
12:00—1:00 p.m. LUNCH at area restaurants (see passport map for 10% off discounts)
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Josiah Quincy School Orchestra
The students performing are from the program’s second-year ensembles, the Zimmer Orchestra and the Sibelius Orchestra. These two groups combine regularly to form one large ensemble.
2:30—3:30 p.m. Chinatown Take-Out Out-Takes: Sharing Boston Chinatown’s Past and Future
Peter Nien-chu Kiang ), EdD, Presenter, Professor and Director, Asian American Studies Program, UMass Boston
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks: Wanli Hu, Director of the China Program Center, UMass Boston

Kwong Kow Chinese School

87 Tyler Street, Boston, Floor 2


  • Principal Felicia Tsang

Stage Performances
10:30—3:00 p.m.
AUDITORIUM: A Celebration of Children! Student Performances

Time Event
10:30—11:20 a.m. Chinese Music Ensemble
11:30—11:50 a.m. Cantonese-opera Arias
12:00—12:20 p.m. Chinese Dance
1:00—1:20 p.m. Chinese Music Ensemble
1:30—1:50 p.m. Kungfu
2:00—2:20 p.m. Chinese Dance
2:30—2:50 p.m. Kungfu

Classroom Demonstrations

Time Event
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. & 1:00—3:00 p.m. Kwong Kow Chinese School presents:
  • Cantonese Language Corner (Room 308)
  • Learn Chinese Musical instruments (Room 216)
  • KKCS Student Art Display (Room 314)
China Program Center Presents:
  • Mandarin Language Corner (Room 215)
  • Travel through Chinese Geography: STARTALK Teaching Projects (Room 315)
  • Join Our Dance Pick-up Folk Dance (Room: Dance Studio)
  • Refresh You Eyes (classroom eye exercises) (Room 311)

Don’t miss the Display of LIVE SILKWORMS in the CLASSROOMS

Chinatown Tours

UMass Boston Student-led Tours of Chinatown.
14 stops with many facts of the community that will surprise you!

Meet at the Kwong Kow School, 87 Tyler Street to assemble 10 minutes before tour time below. Did you know that Chinatown was built on top of a landfill? Chinatown is still booming with Asian/Asian American people who live, work, and play on the streets of Boston. Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest Chinatown in the U.S. The UMass Boston student-led tour will focus on Chinese Language and Culture. Students will share Confucian themes that guide the community and families, are emphasized on the next generation in heritage schools and centers, and are found in the naming of residential development properties. It’s a truly unique and genuine American neighborhood!

Chinatown Tour Schedule
Tours are approximately 45-minutes long

  • 10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.—1:45 p.m.
  • 2:30—3:15 p.m.

The last stop of the CHINATOWN TOURS is The Metropolitan at 38 Oak St, Boston, MA and the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC)

Explore the grounds of the Metropolitan and see the educational films of Chinatown’s history made by the ACDC titled A CHINATOWN BANQUET on view in the ACDC Common room from: 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

More Information

Renee Covalucci
Associate Director
The China Program Center
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

t: 617.287.7290
f: 617.287.7297