This Chinese New Year’s Party celebrated the Year of the Rat. It was organized by the Winchester School of Chinese Culture (WSCC), in partnership with two other community groups. It was an ambitious event—a tour de force, in fact—but it appeared to come off without a hitch. The costumes and performances were outstanding. Every age group of students participated on stage, and every age group received awards; no one was left out. After all the awards and performances, a tasty lunch of Chinese food arrived to cap off the event.
The Town of Winchester is an affluent suburb ten miles northwest of Boston. It has a sizable Chinese-American population. I took these photos on freelance assignment for the town newspaper.