On View: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin
Jun
30
to Sep 22

On View: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin

  "Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

"Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

With line and vibrant color, illustrations by beloved children's book author Grace Lin appeal to audiences of all ages. 

Join us for a family-friendly Opening Reception on June 30 | 11:00am-1:00pm
There will be a live musical and storytelling performance by Broadway & Boston actor Lisa Yuen and friends* 

Curated by Theresa Furbish, Youth Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Chinatown Branch. 

Family-friendly Saturday Workshops:
Story Night Light | July 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mantou Workshop | July 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drama & Movement Workshop* | August 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Create Your Own Storybooks | August 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre. 

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Reading Corner + Craft
Jul
13
to Aug 24

Reading Corner + Craft

 "SWEET TOFU" FROM "DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE!", GOUACHE ON PAPER, GRACE LIN

"SWEET TOFU" FROM "DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE!", GOUACHE ON PAPER, GRACE LIN

Read some of your favorite Grace Lin books and create a craft during these fun-filled Friday mornings!

Materials will be provided. Activities and books are subject to change. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

 

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Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint cute, little sparrows in August with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Sparrows: SaturdaysAugust 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Bamboo Circle BBQ
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Bamboo Circle BBQ

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Join the Bamboo Circle, BCNC's young professionals network, for an end-of-summer rooftop BBQ featuring delicious food & drinks, a raffle with fun prizes, and our famous dumpling-eating contest! Co-hosted by Taiwanese Asian Professionals - Boston

Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes all food and drink, and all proceeds benefit BCNC's Youth Center.

Contact: Ally Ang | 857-415-5964

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Experience Chinatown
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Experience Chinatown

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Discover a new take on Asian American cultures. See, hear, create, and connect. Together, celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free music and dance performances, family-friendly workshops, and pop-up happenings at 3 locations: 

  • Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
  • One Greenway Park, 66 Hudson Street
  • Chinatown Park, Beach Street

Sponsorship opportunities available. Click here or contact Jean Quintal for more information. Click here to sign up to volunteer. Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event.  The party continues After Dark from 7 - 9 pm with performances by Asian American artists. 

Featuring:

Angkor Dance Troupe - Cambodian Dance * BollyX - Bollywood-inspired Dance-Fitness * Boston Asian American Film Festival - Film Previews * Creating Zines * Friends of Chinatown Library * Genki Spark - Japanese Taiko Drumming * Henna Tattoos * Kite-Making with Museum of Fine Arts * Mooneaters Collective * Nüwa Athletic Club - Chinese Lion Dance *

Supporters:

ArtPlace America * Bank of America * Barr Foundation * Capital One * Creating Connection Experimentation Fund, supported by Arts Midwest Metropolitan Group, and Barr Foundation * Fuller Foundation * Maloney Properties * Rose Kennedy Greenway * Tufts Medical Center

Partners:

Asian Community Development Corporation * Bozzuto Group * City of Boston * IQ Cooking Food Truck * Rose Kennedy Greenway

Become a Sponsor:

Contact: arts@bcnc.net | 617-863-9080

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Experience Chinatown After Dark
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Experience Chinatown After Dark

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The Pao Arts Center transforms into the place to be After Dark featuring multimedia, jazz, and folk performances by the newest Asian American artists. Sit back and discover something new at this ticketed event.

$30 a ticket includes 1 drink. Cash bar available. Ages 18 and up.

Featuring:

Premiering Outside at One Greenway Park:

With/Out Water by Yu-Wen Wu

Experience a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement. Be the first to see this new work by artist Yu-Wen Wu, in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporations’ ANCHOR initiative, BCNC's Pao Arts Center, and Chinatown residents.  

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event page. Limited seating so get your ticket today! 

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Comic Book Workshop for Adults
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Comic Book Workshop for Adults

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

Comics aren’t just for kids! Learn to capture the characters, concepts, and stories you’ve been imagining in panels with this introductory comics workshop.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073
 

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Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

When literacy and illustration meet right before the kids swing back into the school year. Let your kids' imaginations run wild as they participate in this free workshop where they will learn to craft their own storybooks. Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)

 Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Enthralled by Grace Lin's story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon? Come bring the tale to life through a guided workshop in drama and movement with Broadway & Boston actor Caroline Chin Workman and friends* Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre.

About the Artist: Caroline Workman was recently seen in Cabaret (Boston Center for the Arts)and In the Heights, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre). She played the lead role of Minli in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon in both its New England premiere at WFT and Cape Cod Theatre Company. She has taught youth in Reagle’s education program, WFT’s Storytroupers, and Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center and was dance captain for local musical theater productions. Caroline has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2011, when she made her Broadway debut as a ballet girl swing in Billy Elliot the Musical. She will begin a double degree program (BFA/BA) at Boston University this fall. 

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Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou

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Bring your kids in to make slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread. Families are welcome to stay and participate as we make the dough together, create fun shapes, steam our edible creations, and most excitingly-- share some bites together! Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Sing (and Slurp!) Home
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sing (and Slurp!) Home

 Courtesey of Tina Xu 

Courtesey of Tina Xu 

Celebrate BCNC Pao Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Shaw Pong Liu's Sing Home project with music, food, and friends. Enjoy delicious Zha Jiang noodles (炸醬麵) from Liu's mother's recipe, listen to guest musicians, and be a part of a multilingual community sing-along!

Formal program from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)

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Bedtime routines include books and stories of courage, valor, creativity and hope. It’s a time to bond with loved ones, reflect on our day and our lives. It’s when there’s a moment of quiet to decide what to do and how to feel about possible challenges and seek counsel from the reader of the book, as well as the book itself. 

What children’s stories are you influenced by?  Wouldn’t you like to take comfort in hope and inspiration as you go to bed and start your day? Be reminded of who you are with this story time night light! 

The workshop is open to all. If you’re younger than 10 years old, please invite an older loved one to join you. 
 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. In her most recent years, she has returned to the relics of her internationally nomadic childhood to learn to live from the people, places and artists she visits.

As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals. She’s worked in clinical settings, community based programs and most recently has focused on broadening the therapeutic landscape by conducting short workshops for adults and children. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy, she has served in critical populations, like children and adults with severe, chronic mental illness, adults with mild traumatic brain injury and the elderly with Dementia. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish
Jul
7
to Jul 28

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture its movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Liu Xiaoyong this July. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Goldfish: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad

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Come and learn how to make refreshing and delicious cold noodles and a cucumber & garlic salad. Artist Chris Chou will present a creative and colorful twist on these popular and much-loved dishes.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Quincy Family Fun Fair
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Quincy Family Fun Fair

Celebrating Strong Families                         

Bring your family members of all ages to BCNC Quincy's inaugural Family Fun Fair!  

This FREE event will feature: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Performances, Family Competitions, Petting Zoo, Games and Activities, Face Painting, Watermelon Eating Contest and More!

Location: Cavanaugh Stadium is a park located in North Quincy at the intersection of Hollis Avenue and Birch Street. Parking is available on the street and at the Atlantic Middle School.

Sign up here to volunteer for the Quincy Family Fun Fair!

This is event is made possible by our generous sponsors.

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Opening Reception: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Reception: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin

  "Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

"Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

Note: Event Time Change 10am-noon.

In recognition that some families may wish to participate in Families Belong Together: March on Boston this Saturday, June 30, the exhibition opening and reception for From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustration by Grace Lin has been moved to 10am-noon. 

Join us for a family-friendly Opening Reception for From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. The reception will include a live musical and a storytelling performance by Broadway & Boston actor Lisa Yuen and friends* 

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre. 

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Short Film Screening with Filmmaker Tony Nguyen
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Short Film Screening with Filmmaker Tony Nguyen

  Image courtesy of Tony Nguyen.

Image courtesy of Tony Nguyen.

Join the Pao Arts Center and VietAid for a screening of short films with Vietnamese American filmmaker Tony Nguyen. Based in Oakland California, Nguyen’s work focuses on Asian-American stories and particularly, the Vietnamese-American identity. At the screening, we will feature works including, Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory, a PBS-broadcasted story about Nguyen’s relationship with his mom, and Fresh Frozen, an Oakland-based short about the local fish sandwich store ‘Catered To You’.  A Q&A session will follow after the screening with Nguyen and moderator, Carro Hua, VietAid's Youth Programs Assistant Director. Light refreshments will be served. 

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About the artist: Tony Nguyen made his directorial debut with Enforcing the Silence (2011), which the Los Angeles Times called “an uplifting portrait” of slain journalist Lam Duong, the first Vietnamese to be assassinated in America.  His personal film, Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory, winner of the 2015 CAAMFest Loni Ding Award for social issue documentary, streamed and broadcast nationally on PBS. His short film, Fresh Frozen, premiered at the California film institute's inaugural DocLands Documentary Film Festival in 2017. Tony lives in Oakland, California. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo
Jun
9
to Jun 30

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint lush bamboo in June with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Bamboo: Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liuemigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

 

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Dancing with Color
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Dancing with Color

 Artwork by Chris Chou

Artwork by Chris Chou

Spend your Monday afternoons dabbling in creativity with a refreshing course that introduces contemporary use and techniques of Chinese Ink and Watercolor.

The four-class series meets on Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm. 

Materials will be provided.

This series is partially funded to provide affordable arts classes to the community. These are pay what you can classes. The suggested contribution for each class is $50 to cover the expenses, however participants are invited to pay what you can. Contributions will support arts programming and Asian and Pacific Islander American artists.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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CHSNE: Mass Memories Road Show - Chinese American Experiences
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

CHSNE: Mass Memories Road Show - Chinese American Experiences

 Image courtesy of MMRS

Image courtesy of MMRS

Chinese Historical Society of New England with the University Archives and Special Collections Department at UMass Boston  presents a FREE community event to document Chinese American Experiences in Massachusetts by digitizing family photos and stories for researchers and future generations.

Anyone with a connection to the Chinese community in Massachusetts—including Chinese immigrants, Chinese Americans, international students, and adoptees—is encouraged to attend and bring one to three photos, either print or digital (CD, USB, or cell phone) that reflect Chinese American Experiences. These include snapshots or formal portraits of family moments, celebrations, ancestors, local businesses or organizations that are important to you.

This event is in partnership with Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC), Quincy Asian Resources IncGreater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA), and the BCNC Pao Arts Center.

For more details and to register, click here.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact:  Chloe Lin, CHSNE  | chloe.lin@chsne.org

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The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community

  Image courtesy of BAAFF. 

Image courtesy of BAAFF. 

The Pao Arts Center is proud to be partnering with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) for their 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Short Film CompetitionShort Waves hopes to bring light to stories about the Asian American experience through locally made, community-driven short films.

We will be screening the submissions from Short Waves Open Call, followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers.  Locally made, short films about the Asian American experience and community. Seating is limited—reserve your seat now and be the first to find out which finalist will make it into the festival this Fall! Please join us in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! 

Register here

About Short Waves:
Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community is BAAFF's screening of short videos in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The screening featured shorts collected from the Open Call. The top four submissions were selected by a panel of distinguished judges at the event. The winner was determined by public vote of the four finalists. The winner of the Short Waves Competition received automatic acceptance into the upcoming Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Asian Pacific Americans have long been making waves in all aspects of American life, but their stories have often been lost in general U.S. discourse. “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community,” hopes to bring light to these stories through locally made, community driven short films about the Asian American experience and community.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Asian American Youth Conference
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Asian American Youth Conference

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May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month! During May, we celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of our Asian American communities.

Youth are invited for this year's "Unity in Community" Asian American Youth Conference. The conference will include workshops held by our community partners on how youth can initiate and enact change in our communities.

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We will be holding raffle drawings gift certificates from Bao Bao Bakery, J.P. Licks, and more! To close off, our showcase will have a variety of performances ranging from breakdancing to live music. Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the day.

Register for this FREE conference here, and make sure to check out our Instagram page @asamyouthconf!

Contact: asamyouthconf@gmail.com | 617-635-5129 x1023

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Annual Meeting 2018  (FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED)
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting 2018 (FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Join us for a year in review and to celebrate our staff and volunteers.

Agenda

  • Special Performances
  • Agency Updates and Program Highlights
  • Staff and Volunteer Service Awards

Registration is now CLOSED.  Email jean.quintal@bcnc.net or call 617-603-2540 to be added onto the waitlist.

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Pao Arts Center Turns One!
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Pao Arts Center Turns One!

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Pao Arts Center Ribbon Cutting

Join us as we celebrate one year of arts programming in Chinatown!

  • Opening reception of the latest exhibit, Heartful Creations featuring works from Josiah Quincy Elementary School students
  • Interactive art activities including Chinese-Drum crafts, family portrait drawing and more!
  • Cake Cutting

 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinatown Presents: Kundiman Literaoke Night
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Kundiman Literaoke Night

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When literature and karaoke collide, welcome to Literaoke! Come get lit with Kundiman and BCNC Pao Arts Center as they host a night of writers of color who will take the stage to sing their favorite hits, then read some of their writing. Join us for a night of music, writing, & mic-drops! Featuring: Ally AngTamiko Beyer, Floyd CheungOliver de la PazNicole Terez DuttonRegie Gibson, Simone John, Kayti Lahsaiezadeh, Prabakar T. Rajan, Neha Rayamajhi, Jenn Diễm Uyên  Yim Tan Wong

Suggested donation: $10

About Kundiman: Kundiman is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. Kundiman creates a space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. Through workshops, mentorships, our annual retreat, and programs and readings, we seek to uplift the storytellers of our community, and we see the arts as a tool of empowerment, education, and liberation.

 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Creative Journey to Wellness with Northeastern Crossing
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Journey to Wellness with Northeastern Crossing

How can creativity be used to enhance mental wellness? Featuring local artists, Juan Chen and Nia Duong.  Together we will explore ways to care for ourselves and each other through interactive movement, music, and creation. 

Note: This event takes place at Northeastern Crossing | 1175 Tremont Street |Roxbury MA 02120

In partnership with Northeastern Crossing.

Register Here!

Nia Duong believes that art making is an important communicative tool to carry out personal narratives. Her ongoing work focuses on the struggles and triumphs of women of color, particularly Asian American women. Nia’s area of interest is using fibers and textiles as a medium of choice. She currently is living and working as a freelance artist in Dorchester.

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Juan Chen believes that arts provided a different way for people to connect and communicate; to construct or deconstruct beliefs; to cure and to grow. Her ongoing work focuses on mental health; identities; interactive arts and arts as a process and experience. She currently is living and working as a music therapist, clinician in outpatient services and freelance artist in Boston area.

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In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

May 5: Chinese-Style Mochi

BCNC parent Yu Yan Su returns to the pop-up kitchen at the Pao Arts Center to teach people how to make Chinese-style mochi - a dessert that features soft rice dough skin surrounding a center made of different fillings made of seeds (such as peanuts, adzuki red beans, coconut, or black sesame) and is often dusted with coconut flakes.

About the Artist: YuYan Su came to the United States with her parents in 2001. She worked in the Boston Market for nine years. During her time of work there, whenever she saw customers enjoy the food, she was filled with a kind of fulfillment and happiness. That was the beginning of when her interest in cooking blossomed. Once during a BCNC Cooking Matters class, the teacher gave her a chance to lead and instruct. This opportunity was the moment that made her fall in love with the atmosphere of learning to cook with everyone.

March 17: Tortang Talong

April 7: Indian Daal and Spices

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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On View: Heartful Creations: Josiah Quincy Elementary School Show
May
4
to Jun 2

On View: Heartful Creations: Josiah Quincy Elementary School Show

  Me, i and Myself, Inspired by Frida Kahlo,  Alvin Qin (2nd grade), 2017

Me, i and Myself, Inspired by Frida Kahlo, Alvin Qin (2nd grade), 2017

Josiah Quincy Elementary School (JQES) K-5 students showcase their rich diversity and culture. This exhibition highlights their rich thinking, imagination, and creativity with a series of paintings, collages, prints, and sculptures. JQES students put their heart on display with their stories, expression, and talent for all to see. 

Opening Celebration | May 12 | 3:00-5:00pm

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinatown Presents: Finding KUKAN
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Finding KUKAN

Films take center stage at the Pao Arts Center with films presented by The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF).  Join us for a curated selection of documentary films showcasing both contemporary and historic Asian American experiences this spring!

Screening will be followed by a Skype Q & A with the filmmaker. 

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Thursday May 3 | 6:30-8:30pm | Finding KUKAN

Filmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to audiences around the world. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.  

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The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Sing Home Pop-Up Concerts with Artist in Residence Shaw Pong Liu
May
3
to May 31

Sing Home Pop-Up Concerts with Artist in Residence Shaw Pong Liu

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Join BCNC Pao Arts Center Artist In Residence Shaw Pong Liu for a series of pop-up concerts and song-sharing during Greenway Play Sessions in Chinatown Park on the Greenway.  

Live music will fill the plaza to inspire musical conversation and memory sharing with your friends, old and new! 

May 3, May 10, May 24, May 31, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm.

Part of Shaw Pong Liu's Sing Home project!

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Chinatown Presents: Voci Angelica Trio
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Chinatown Presents: Voci Angelica Trio

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Come experience the Voci Angelica Trio, international band with members hailing from three continents. Listeners describe the music as "a haute folk sound that mesmerizes and enthralls," where each note "sears itself into a goosebump on your arm."

Straddling the genres of world folk and classical music, the trio creates an ambitious blend of cultures, reinvigorating traditional songs for contemporary audiences. Vocal harmonies elegantly intertwine with lush cello lines and percussion to create a musical fusion that transcends political and geographic borders.

All ages welcome for this interactive participatory concert. Suggested donation: $10

About the Artists: Voci Angelica Trio includes Jodi Hitzhusen on voice/percussion, Meena Malik on voice/percussion and Aristides Rivas on cello. In 2017, the trio joined the roster of the Boston Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Program which presents free concerts for local communities. In 2013, the trio won an Iguana Music Fund grant from Club Passim to purchase a sound system for their school educational program with Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Voci Angelica's mission has also led to the USA's East Coast, Midwest and Southern regions; Canada; Japan; and South Korea.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Rescheduled! Intro. to Anime Workshop for Youth 13-18
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

Rescheduled! Intro. to Anime Workshop for Youth 13-18

 By Shaina Lu

By Shaina Lu

Learn the fundamentals of illustrating Japanese style anime characters with artist Shaina Lu.

Ages 13-18Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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We Share We Listen 我想聽 你說
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

We Share We Listen 我想聽 你說

Youth, Parents/Caregivers, and Service Providers are invited for a day of conversations on how to improve the well-being and health of Asian American youth and families.我們邀請青少年、家長/照顧者、以及服務提供人員來共同進行有關如何改善美國亞裔青少年和家庭的福祉和健康的對話。

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Register below for this free event by Thursday, April 19. 活動免費;請在4月19日, 星期五前通過以下表格報名. 

Together we will hear from health, education, and social service professionals, screen the documentary "Looking for Luke," and share with each other in breakout sessions. Chinese interpretation is available. 我們將會聽取來自醫療、教育、社會服務背景的專業人士的意見、觀看“尋找Luke”的紀錄片、以及在小組裡互相分享寶貴的經驗和知識。屆時將提供中文翻譯。

About "Looking for Luke": Luke Tang was a well-liked, passionate, and brilliant Harvard sophomore who took his friends and family by surprise when he decided to take his own life. The film aims to raise awareness of depression as an illness and destigmatize seeking help for mental health issues. 關於“尋找Luke”:唐章浩(Luke)是一個受眾人喜歡、充滿熱情、和聰明的哈佛大學二年級學生。也因此,他的親朋戚友難以置信他最終會決定了斷自己的生命。這部紀錄片的目的是為了提升對憂鬱症病情的認識,並且鼓勵以尋求幫助來解決心理健康的問題。

Schedule

  • 9:00 am Registration
  • 9:10 am Speaker: Justin Chen, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 9:45 am Screening of "Looking for Luke"
  • 10:20 am Panel Discussion with health, education, and social service professionals
  • 11:30 am Breakout Sessions:
    • Youth - Balancing Youth and Parent Wishes
    • Parents - How to Raise a Healthy and Successful Child in the US
    • Providers - Social Emotional Health for Asian American Youth and Parents

當天時間表

  • 9:00am  註冊
  • 9:10am  演講: 麻省總醫院醫生,Justin Chen, MD, MPH
  • 9:45am 觀看紀錄片“尋找Luke”
  • 10:20am 醫療、教育、社會服務背景的專業人士討論會
  • 11:30am 小組討論
    • 青少年 – 平衡青少年和家長的願望
    • 家長/照顧者 – 如何在美國養育健康和成功的孩子
    • 服務提供人員 – 美國亞裔青少年和家長的社會情緒健康

Contact 如有問題,請聯繫: Grace Su | 617-635-5129 x1039 

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Screening: The Day of Reckoning 腊月三十日到来 by Xu Xing
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

Screening: The Day of Reckoning 腊月三十日到来 by Xu Xing

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Xu Xing’s most recent work uses a heartbreaking love story between a husband and wife as a vehicle with which to confront the contortions of China’s political history since 1949. It is a personal love story, it is also a story of a nation. Fundamentally it is a story about personal survival in an oppressive state. The powerless are given a chance to tell their tragic story and leave a record to hold against the official narrative of the Chinese state, which passes over them in silence.

Screening presented in partnership with BU Center for the Study of Asia and BU Arts Initiative. 

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About the Artist: Xu Xing 徐星 is a prominent Chinese writer and documentary filmmaker. Often called ”The Chinese Jack Kerouac,” his works have consistently engaged with national and international issues of politics, power, and moral responsibility. At the same time these larger issues are always evoked through the lives of the common working people in China.

Xu enjoyed his most prolific period as a writer during the 1980s and 1990s, and his books reached a broad international audience when they were translated into French, English and German. In the early 1990s he migrated to Germany, staying in Heidelberg. After returning to his hometown Beijing, he began shooting documentary films. Xu is currently in residency at Boston University.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-635-5129 x 1028

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Sing Home! International Live Band Karaoke Night
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

Sing Home! International Live Band Karaoke Night

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Photo Credit: Ilmicrofono Oggiono CC2.0

Come and sing your favorite song with a professional live band! 

Any song that reminds you of a feeling of home is welcome: a pop song from your youth, or a tune a parent or grandparent sang.

Click here to REGISTER your song request by Wednesday, April 11th, 11:59pm. Only registered songs will be played by the band.

6:30 pm  Doors Open
7:00 pm  Open Mic
8:00 pm   Song Contest with cash prizes of $25 - $100

This program is part of BCNC Pao Arts Center's Artist-In-Residence program. Through Sing Home, artist Shaw Pong Liu will collect and share songs from the homes of the people of Boston's Chinatown - residents, workers, visitors - and create new musical compositions as a way to start conversations about immigration, neighborhood, and cultural and civic identity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Shaw Pong Liu

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Boston Marathon Concert: Featuring Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Boston Marathon Concert: Featuring Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

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Help us celebrate our Team BCNC Boston Marathon runner Ryan Ng the weekend before the race with a night of music and fun at the Hong Kong Restaurant in Cambridge! The night will feature a concert by the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, a raffle, and more. All proceeds from the concert will help Ryan reach his fundraising goal to support BCNC programs for Asian immigrant and Asian American families.

About Ryan: Ryan recently started running as part of a New Year’s resolution. His parents were so proud of him that they decided to start running and made a deal that if he runs the Boston Marathon, they will run the BAA 5K. As an active member of his cultural community in San Francisco growing up, Ryan is excited to support BCNC by running the Marathon. Click here to learn more about his journey and support him

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About the Band: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, rock, and roots-folk music.

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