50th Anniversary Gala – May 30, 2019


Over 600 people were in attendance for BCNC’s 50th Anniversary Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel, honoring NBA player Jeremy Lin, “Fresh Off the Boat” star Hudson Yang, and his father, journalist & author Jeff Yang. The night featured a performance by Katherine Ho of The Voice and Crazy Rich Asians, and a speech by participant honoree Yanyi Weng and her mother Chunye Yu. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors, we raised over $1 million to help Asians and new immigrants create pathways to brighter futures. Special thanks to our mistress of ceremonies Joy Lim Nakrin of NBC Boston and necn. View photos from the evening here.  

Thank you to our sponsors and donors!


Tea Ceremony - February 8, 2019

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BCNC kicked off our 50th anniversary year and celebrated the Year of the Pig by holding a traditional Tea Ceremony at the Pao Arts Center. Led by Tea Master Xingcai Zhang, the ceremony was attended by VIPs and elected officials including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch. View the photo album here.


Experience Chinatown - September 29, 2018

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The BCNC Pao Arts Center held the first Experience Chinatown Arts Festival in September 2018 at three locations in Boston’s Chinatown. Over 600 people were in attendance for a day of performances, workshops, and installations by Asian and Asian American artists, as well as interactive arts and cultural activities for the whole family. View the Facebook album here, and watch a video from the event here.


Banquet - March 2, 2018

Photo Credit: Steven Sulewski

Photo Credit: Steven Sulewski

The Annual Chinese New Year Banquet was held at Hei-La Moon Restaurant. Despite the inclement weather, a full-house event raised $413,000 to support our family-centered services. This year's award recipients included youth leader, Chloe Mai, adult student and staff, Elaine Wong and strong family, Fangxin Chen. Special thanks to our mistress of ceremonies, Joy Lim Nakrin from NBC Boston and necn. Click here for the Facebook photo album.

Pao Arts Center Grand Opening - May 2017


500 community members, partners, and supporters joined together to celebrate the opening of Chinatown’s first community-based arts center. Through the Pao Arts Center, we aim to reclaim our history in Chinatown, invest in arts & culture to empower the community and through the innovative partnership of BCNC and Bunker Hill Community College, create opportunities for arts, culture and education.