On View: Living In Color
Sep
14
to Dec 16

On View: Living In Color

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This exhibit celebrates the movement, color, and light of our living world. Chosen from the collective works of David Kong and his mother Wen Kong, each photograph expresses vivacity, playfulness, contemplation, and celebration—recorded with love, living in color.

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 14 | 6:00-8:00pm

Gallery Talk and Photo Walk with David Kong | Saturday, November 4 | 3:00-4:30pm

Closing Celebration | Saturday, December 16 | 3:00-5:00pm

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Wen Yuan Kong is a retired math professor who loves traveling and taking photographs. She is inspired by the interplay of light and reflections, by interesting perspectives of everyday objects, and by the changing of scenery in sunlight.

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David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology.

This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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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BCNC Day at the Lyric Stage
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

BCNC Day at the Lyric Stage

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Join us for BCNC Day at the Lyric Stage on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3 pm for Jeanne Sakata's inspirational play, Hold These Truths, the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants, who resisted internment during World War II.   Michael Hisamoto plays Hirabayashi, a college student and a Quaker, whose hope and unquenchable patriotism over 50 years will leave audiences cheering.

Theatrical magic will be created by the use of three kurogos, “invisible” stage manipulators/dancers in the Kabuki theatrical tradition.  The production’s aesthetics will reflect both Gordon Hirabayashi’s Japanese ancestry and his Quaker upbringing

"An extraordinary relevant message for today!" — Chicago Star Tribune

"Absorbing, rewarding, surprisingly humorous and openhearted!" — Seattle Times

$75 ticket includes an exclusive Meet and Greet with Cast & Crew plus wine and hors d'oeuvres immediately following the play.

Click Here for Directions, Parking Info, and Local Restaurant Info

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Closing Celebration: Living In Color
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Celebration: Living In Color

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Join us as we celebrate the closing of Living In Color! 

This exhibit celebrates the movement, color, and light of our living world. Chosen from the collective works of David Kong and his mother Wen Kong, each photograph expresses vivacity, playfulness, contemplation, and celebration—recorded with love, living in color.

Closing Celebration | Saturday, December 16 | 3:00-5:00pm

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Wen Yuan Kong is a retired math professor who loves traveling and taking photographs. She is inspired by the interplay of light and reflections, by interesting perspectives of everyday objects, and by the changing of scenery in sunlight.

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David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology. This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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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BCNC Annual Chinese New Year Banquet
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

BCNC Annual Chinese New Year Banquet

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The BCNC Chinese New Year Banquet is one of the largest community celebrations in Chinatown, with 600 guests in attendance. This annual sold-out event serves as BCNC’s biggest fundraiser, raising funds to provide essential family-centered services to over 2,600 people each year.

If you have questions, contact jean.quintal@bcnc.net or 617-603-2540.

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Making a Movie
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Making a Movie

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Learn the ropes of what it takes to create a video with Mandy Chan—a filmmaker who specializes in action movies with roots in Boston and Hong Kong. The seminar will cover equipment, lighting, software, and what you can do with the most basic recording device: your smartphone.

 

Fee: $25
Ages 15 and up. 
Fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

About the artist: Mandy Chan is a filmmaker who specializes in action films. He has been both behind the camera as a director and in front of the camera as an actor, stuntman, choreographer. He grew up in Boston’s Chinatown alongside pals such as Donnie Yen 甄子丹 and John Tsang (currently the Secretary of Treasury in Hong Kong). At the age of 20, Mandy moved back to Hong Kong to begin his movie career. His mentors and colleagues include the Yuen brothers (also known as “The Peace Family”): Yuen Cheung-yan 袁祥仁and Yuen Woo-ping 袁和平.

Currently, Mandy owns SkyLab Entertainment, where he produces affordable videos without compromising professional quality from short films to documentaries and from ads to wedding ceremonies. He also tutors students at Bunker Hill Community College, MA and runs an on-going martial arts film production program at Chinese Martial Arts of Acton, MA.

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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In the Kitchen: Sticky Rice Dumplings
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Sticky Rice Dumplings

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Learn how to make your favorite Chinese delicacies! Local residents share their techniques to satiate your mouthwatering cravings.

Support your community and expand your cooking repertoire. Learn to make a portable dim-sum favorite that is bound, cooked, and eaten in a biodegradable bamboo wrapper. Local resident and BCNC parent, PoChun Chow, will guide you through a step-by-step process of assembling these seemingly complicated bundles.

Fee: $30. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC. Materials will be provided. 

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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Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre

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Two part series.  Drop in for one, or sign up for both below!

Join the Pao Arts Center and Fresh Ink Theatre in this play development process. The Ink Spot staged reading series is a platform for playwrights to hear their scripts out loud and with an audience – often for the very first time! Join us for these one-night-only events to be part of the development process and share your thoughts about the play with the creators.

Greg Lam - Repossesed | November 16| 6:30-8:00pm

Rich and Gretchen have the ideal marriage...until the company that manufactured and implanted that marriage into their heads inform them that they can no longer afford it. Will their marriage survive when their memories and personalities are repossessed by the company that owns them?

This is part of series. Click here for more information on the first workshop with Hortense Gerardo - The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights | November 2 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights is a dark comedy that follows Meena and her Filipino family as they assimilate to life in a Midwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.  The play traces the historical events that reflect the political divide in America today, refracted through the lens of the Asian-American immigrant experience.

About the Playwright:  Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in Boston, MA. He is currently working to launch a podcast in 2017 called "Boston Podcast Players" which will present excerpts of new full length plays by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works have been produced by Company One, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Pulp Stage, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can read a selection of his plays at his New Play Exchange profile or see works of his that have been filmed, including the webseries he created, on YouTube

About Fresh Ink Theatre:  Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond. We value artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.

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 Subramanian | 617-863-9072

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 Chinatown Presents: Speak Your Genki
Nov
4
4:30 PM16:30

Chinatown Presents: Speak Your Genki

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Experience the power taiko (Japanese drumming) has to bring people together with The Genki Spark. One year after the election, The Genki Spark ask, "How can we build communities of respect?" Through performance, spoken word, creative story telling, and audience engagement come meet new people, share your thoughts, get inspired, and contribute to creating a positive environment. 

All ages welcome.

Suggested Donation of $10 to support the performance. THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT! LIMITED NUMBER WALK INS MAY BE AVAILABLE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. 

About the Artists: 

Launched the summer of 2010 with a workshop hosted by the Asian American women's organization, ASPIRE and a performance with the Boston Asian American Film Festival, The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and promote respect for all.

The Genki Spark has provided programming for hundreds of universities and schools, community events, and cultural celebrations throughout the greater Boston area and as far as California and the UK. They are celebrated and recognized as a leader in the greater North American and International taiko 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: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Gallery Talk and Photo Walk
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Gallery Talk and Photo Walk

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David Sun Kong, featured photographer of Living In Color, guides participants in an interactive discussion about his work in the exhibition. Afterwards, David shares tips on how to capture the perfect shot with your iPhone and camera on a photo walk on Chinatown.  

Living In Color is on view through December 16, 2017.

Ages 12 and up.

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About the Artist: David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology. This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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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Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre

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Two part series. Drop in for one, or sign up for both below!

Join the Pao Arts Center and Fresh Ink Theatre in this play development process. The Ink Spot staged reading series is a platform for playwrights to hear their scripts out loud and with an audience – often for the very first time! Join us for these one-night-only events to be part of the development process and share your thoughts about the play with the creators.

Hortense Gerardo - The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights | November 2 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights is a dark comedy that follows Meena and her Filipino family as they assimilate to life in a Midwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.  The play traces the historical events that reflect the political divide in America today, refracted through the lens of the Asian-American immigrant experience.

Greg Lam - Repossesed | November 16 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

Rich and Gretchen have the ideal marriage...until the company that manufactured and implanted that marriage into their heads inform them that they can no longer afford it. Will their marriage survive when their memories and personalities are repossessed by the company that owns them?

About the Playwright:  Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist. Recent produced works include: The Song Of Odd at the MBL Club, Death In Venice Beach at the 44th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival, Shadow|Proof House at the Spadina Museum as part of the Nuit Blanche Festival, Toronto, Kith And Tell at the Boston Theater Marathon and the Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festival, Family Tree at the Hovey 24-Hour Playfest, For The Love Of Egon at the Boston Theatre Marathon, Random Thoughts On Contemplating The Possibility Of Love At First Sight While Viewing Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Day Project, a video installation work exhibited at the Buzzards Bay Film Festival, Model Behavior and The Last Glance at La Mama E.T.C., NYC. Her puppet play, The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad was produced at MIT and at Lasell College. Her feature-length script Dancing In Exile won a screenwriting award at Woods Hole Film Festival. The feature film of her screenplay Fourhand, won the Audience Choice Award in the Woods Hole Film Festival, and two awards in the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre Filmmaker Takeover. Her short film, Infinite Corridor, premieres in 2017 at the Performance Mix Festival 31 in NYC. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, The International Center for Women Playwrights, current Chairperson of the Playwrights' Platform, and Director of the non-profit organization, in vivo Productions. 

About Fresh Ink Theatre:  Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond. We value artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.

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 Subramanian | 617-863-9072

 


 

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SOLD OUT Myers + Chang at BCNC
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT Myers + Chang at BCNC

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Join us for an evening with one of Boston's most beloved chefs and James Beard Award winner, Joanne Chang, for the debut of her new book, Myers + Chang at Home at BCNC's new Pao Arts Center. The cuisine of Myers + Chang is inspired by Taiwanese soul food and Southeast Asian street food. Taste some of the delicious dishes right out of her cookbook and have your pre-purchased books signed. 

$50 ticket includes the new Myers + Chang at Home cookbook plus hors d'oeuvres and sweets from Myers + Chang and local wines from Truro Vineyards. Seating is limited, please purchase your tickets by Wednesday, October 25th.  

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About the Author:

An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne Chang left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. In 2000, she opened Flour, a bakery and café, in Boston's South End. Flour has been featured in numerous food magazines  and has received numerous Best of Boston awards. She opened a Chinese restaurant called Myers + Chang with her husband Christopher Myers in the South End neighborhood in the fall of 2007. She is the author of four cookbooks. Joanne is the winner of the 2016 James Beard award for Outstanding Baker.  

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Meet the Children's Book Authors: Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Children's Book Authors: Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence

Children’s book authors Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence introduce their heroines, Cilla Lee-Jenkins and Jasmine Toguchi, in this family-friendly book reading with fun hands-on activities. Books will be available for sale (or pre buy your book below) and Susan and Debbi will be on hand to autograph them. 

$10 suggested donation per family. All ages welcome.

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About Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire: Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary greatness.  She’s also on a deadline -- Cilla needs to become a bestselling author before her baby sister is born and her family forgets all about her. So she writes about what she knows best—herself! Join Cilla as she writes her memoirs, makes friends, and considers what it means to be an older sister.

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About Jasmine Toguchi Super Sleuth: Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess maker. Join this spunky 8-year-old Japanese American girl as she challenges her bossy big sister, makes up with her best friend, and celebrates Japanese traditions with friends and family. In SUPER SLEUTH, Jasmine must figure out why her best friend is mad at her in time to celebrate Girl’s Day.

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About the Authors:

Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, had very little hair until the age of five. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire is her first book.

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Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of a new chapter book series about a Japanese American girl. Before starting her writing, she worked at a pet store, volunteered as a raptor rehabilitator, interned as a zookeeper’s aide, taught fifth grade, and was the Associate Curator of Education for the Detroit Zoo. A third generation Japanese-American and a native Californian, Florence was born in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles.

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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The Kim Loo Sisters: Portrait in Four Parts
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Kim Loo Sisters: Portrait in Four Parts

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BCNC exclusive screening followed by Q&A with the director. First time director Leslie Li introduces us to the Kimmies, a Chinese American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and '40s. 

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Print Making Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Print Making Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores

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Resilient Current lead artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores leads us in a drop-in print-making workshop. Come by to make a print and enjoy the last day of Resilient Current.  

Resilient Current is a print making installation in the shape of a fan that contains over 130 original relief prints from the fifth graders of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. Since the Chinese character for “fan” and the character for “kindness” share the same sound [Shàn], lead artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores thinks of kindness and generosity as a central to the project, using it to speak against hatred, misogyny, and xenophobia.

About the Artist: Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised is Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. He is currently Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. He was recently a 2016-2017 Boston Artist in Residence through Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office.

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 Class for Adults (4 class series)
Oct
14
to Nov 4

Chinese Brush Painting Class for Adults (4 class series)

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Dip into a 4-week immersion of Chinese Brush Painting. This class is suitable whether you are a budding novice or an experienced painter. With careful guidance from the instructor, students will learn to render the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture its movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Mr. Xiaoyong Liu. *The instructor leads in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

The fee is $100 for four classes on Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 from 2:00 - 3:30pm. Drop- in price for a single class is $30. Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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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Comic Book Creation for Kids (4 class series)
Oct
14
to Nov 4

Comic Book Creation for Kids (4 class series)

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Get your kids’ creative juices flowing during 4 weeks of enriching art-making classes for children. Let young imaginations pop on paper as they develop characters and storylines with artist, Shaina Lu.

The fee is $50 for the four-class session on Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 from 2:00 - 3:30pm. Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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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In the Kitchen: Dumplings
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Dumplings

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Learn how to make your favorite Chinese delicacies at this two part series! Drop in for one, or sign up for both. Local residents share their techniques to satiate your mouthwatering cravings.

Dumplings | October 14 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn to make everyone’s favorite comfort food: dumplings! Local resident and BCNC parent, YuYan Su, will lead a step-by-step process of creating these savory treats: making the filling, folding the wrappers, and various methods for cooking the dumplings. Participants will enjoy their creations together.

Sticky Rice Dumplings | November 18 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn to make a portable dim-sum favorite that is bound, cooked, and eaten in a biodegradable bamboo wrapper. Local resident and BCNC parent, PoChun Chow, will guide you through a step-by-step process of assembling these seemingly complicated bundles.

Fee: $50 for both workshops | $30 for a single workshop. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.  Materials will be provided.

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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Two Piano Journey: Benefit Concert for BCNC
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Two Piano Journey: Benefit Concert for BCNC

Michelle Chen Kuo and Christopher Kuo, a mother and son two piano team, traverse the complete two piano collection by Sergei Rachmaninoff, the crown jewel of the two piano repertoire. The first half juxtaposes Russian Rhapsody, Rachmaninoff's cheeky variations on a Russian theme written when he was a conservatory student, against his final work, Symphonic Dances, a wickedly challenging study of orchestral texture and conservative style. The second half features the descriptive and lyrical Fantaisie-Tableaux suite and the intensely passionate Duo Suite No. 2.

General admission (seating on a first come, first serve basis). Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. See below for available sponsorship opportunities or contact Jean Quintal.

About the artists: Michelle Chen Kuo (陳秋霞) is an award winning pianist and graduate of the Juilliard School and her son, Christopher, works as a banker by day and a pianist by night. For more information about the artists, click here.

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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

UNDERWRITER $5,000 - Lead recognition, all benefits below, a full page B/W program book cover and total of 10 premier seats.   

THE PIANIST $2,500 - Includes all benefits below, a full page B/W program book ad and a total of 6 premier seats. 

MUSIC LOVER $1,500 - Includes all benefits below, a 1/2 page B/W program book ad, social media mention and a total of 4 premier seats.

BCNC FAN $1,000 - Includes all benefits below, a 1/4 page B/W program book ad, logo on marketing materials and BCNC website.

DRESS REHEARSAL $500 - Recognition at event, program book listing and 2 tickets (reserved seating).

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Bamboo Circle BBQ
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Bamboo Circle BBQ

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Join the Bamboo Circle, BCNC's young professionals network, for our annual Fall Back to School Rooftop BBQ!

Join us on BCNC's rooftop patio for delicious BBQ and refreshing drinks. The night will feature an array of lawn games, our annual dumpling eating contest and awesome raffle prizes.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds will support the Youth Center. 

Co-hosted by Bamboo Circle and Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP-Boston).

Contact Ally Ang (617-635-5127 x1097) with questions. 

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32nd Annual Oak Street Fair
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

32nd Annual Oak Street Fair

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This free, fun fair is for children of all ages! Come for activities, games, and the famous watermelon eating contest!  See below for sponsorship opportunities and click here to sponsor or contact Jean Quintal at 617-603-5240.

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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Platinum $10,000 | All Gold level benefits plus naming of activity zone, featured sponsor in BCNC's enews and corporate remarks.

Gold $5,000 | All Silver level benefits plus mention on BCNC's social media.

Silver $2,500 | All Bronze level benefits plus prime location of sponsored table.

Bronze $1,000 | All Crystal level benefits plus logo on marketing collateral including banner and program.

Crystal $500 | Listing on event banner and program and sponsor of a game/activity table.

Non-profit Community Table $100 | Includes one table and two chairs.

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Chinatown Presents: Afternoon Tea with Kwong Dung Musical Club
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Chinatown Presents: Afternoon Tea with Kwong Dung Musical Club

Kwong Dung Musical Club Perform at the Pao Arts Center Grand Opening.  Photo Credit: Steven Sulweski Photography

Kwong Dung Musical Club Perform at the Pao Arts Center Grand Opening. 

Photo Credit: Steven Sulweski Photography

Kwong Dung Musical Club founded in 2009 to bring Chinese Opera to life. Members of the group come together for their love of this traditional artform and desire to share it with others. With over 20 plus members, the Kwong Dung Musical Club practice five days a week in Chinatown. They share their passion by performing at senior centers and nursing homes, community festivals, and celebrations.   

Enjoy this afternoon concert with light refreshments.

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

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On View: Resilient Current
Sep
9
to Oct 21

On View: Resilient Current

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detail, Resilient Current, 2017. 

Resilient Current embraces the past and present immigrant communities that have transformed Chinatown. A print making installation in the shape of a fan contains over 130 original relief prints from the fifth graders of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. Since the Chinese character for “fan” and the character for “kindness” share the same sound [Shàn], lead artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores thinks of kindness and generosity as a central to the project, using it to speak against hatred, misogyny, and xenophobia.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 4:30-7:00 pm

Drop In Printmaking Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 3:00-4:30pm

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised is Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. He is currently Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. He was recently a 2016-2017 Boston Artist in Residence through Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office.

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

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What’s in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop and Artist Discussion with Wen-ti Tsen
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

What’s in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop and Artist Discussion with Wen-ti Tsen

Language and image intersect in Wen-ti Tsen’s Inside-Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee, a tribute to the Boston Chinatown activist, Vivian Lee. Based on an interview with Lee, Wen-ti’s work combines her narrative with visuals to honor the struggles and resilience of the community. Wen-ti Tsen will lead this free workshop where participants will learn about the processes and techniques of conducting oral history and art making, interview each other, and discover creative ways of documenting and narrating family and community stories.

About the Artist:

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist.  He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections. It takes the forms of paintings and mix-media installations made in the studio; large-scale sculptural works in public places; and community art projects working with grass-root organizations. 

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

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Pop Up At the Pao:  The Chinese and the Iron Road
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Pop Up At the Pao: The Chinese and the Iron Road

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Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this traveling exhibit from the Chinese Historical Society of America. In partnership with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Boston Lodge.

Reception Saturday, August 26 | 4-5:30pm

Refreshments provided by The World Kwong Tung Community Association of New England

Catch The Chinese and the Iron Railroad, Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Painting by Mei Ching and “Inside/Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee” all closing on August 26!

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.

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Contact: Cynthia Woo

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Meet the Children's Book Author: Ruth Chan
Aug
18
5:30 PM17:30

Meet the Children's Book Author: Ruth Chan

The adventures of Georgie and his friends continue in Georgie's Best Bad Day. Meet Georgie's creator, Ruth Chan, in this event for all ages! “For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions.” ―Kirkus

Click here to register.

Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments. Suggested donation of $15 per family at the door. Books will be available to purchase on-site. Proceeds raised from this event will support art programs.

About the Author: Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth Chan is an illustrator and picture book maker who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, a good chunk of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with kids in diverse communities, including the Acorn Center for Early Education and Care at BCNC. 

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 x1028

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Cultural Sampler for Children
Aug
5
to Aug 26

Cultural Sampler for Children

Join us for sampler series in traditional Chinese arts. Attend all 4 classes or sign up for a single class. The class is geared towards children ages 5 - 12 years old. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and create with their child.

Click here to register for all 4 classes. Find links below to register for a single class. 

Fees: $60 per child for 4 classes | $20 per child for a single class. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Classes are Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Saturday, August 5 | Chinese Dance | Click to register for this class | Explore the grace and beauty of Chinese dance with Chu Ling, who brings years of experience both as a performer, choreographer, and teacher from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. 

Saturday, August 12 | Chinese Dough Figurines | Click to register for this class | Get your hands sticky with homemade dough! Create fun characters through this rare, ancient craft with Mr. Bing Ngun Leung, one of the few remaining masters and practitioners of this artform in the Boston area.

Saturday, August 19 | Chinese Brush Painting | Click to register for this class | Use a brush to create images of animals, plants, and landscape. Learn about the tools and techniques used in Chinese Brush Painting. Taught by Mei Ching, whose current exhibit, Fantasies of Spring is on view at the Pao Arts Center through August 26. 

Saturday, August 26 | Chinese Lion Dance | Click to register for this class | Usher in prosperity and drive away misfortune by learning an energetic artform that involves athleticism, music, and costuming/ props with Carmen Chan. 

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 Class for Adults (4 class series)
Aug
5
to Aug 26

Chinese Brush Painting Class for Adults (4 class series)

Dip into a 4 week immersion of Chinese Brush Painting. This class is ideal if you marveled at the landscapes, flora, and fauna in the paintings from this summer’s opening exhibition at the Pao Arts Center. Learn the materials and methods for rendering beautiful images that are inspired by nature and signify the long reverence the Chinese have had for their natural surroundings and the supremacy of nature with Mr. Xiaolong Liu.

Click here to register for this 4 class series.

The fee is $100 for four classes on Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Materials will be provided for use during class. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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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Meet the Author: Bao Phi
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Bao Phi

Bao Phi reads from his sophomore book of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel (Coffee House Press). Be one of the first to experience this “vivid inward look at an Asian American experience that never flinches from the hard realizations of humanity” (Tyehimba Jess, Author of Olio).

Click here to register.

Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments. Suggested donation of $15 at the door. To purchase a book on-site, for $15.00, please select "Reserve my spot and book" when you register. Payment in cash, check and credit card will be accepted. Proceeds raised will support art programs.

About the Author: Bao Phi is a multiple-time Minnesota Grand Slam poetry champ and National Poetry Slam finalist who has been on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and whose work was included in the Best American Poetry anthology of 2006. He is the author of Sông I Sing and is currently the program director of the Loft Literary Center.

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 x1028

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Savor the Flavor

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Savor the Flavor, a community celebration and benefit. Guests are invited to sample delicacies from local restaurants, vote for the "best flavor," and hear about BCNC's work to support the rapidly growing Asian community in Quincy. Proceeds from the event will support BCNC Quincy programs for youth, adults, and families. Contact Jean Quintal for more information. 

Click here for sponsorship information.

Click here to become a sponsor, advertise in our program booklet, or purchase tickets.  

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS OF BCNC QUINCY'S SAVOR THE FLAVOR 2017

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May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Pao Arts Center Grand Opening

12:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Art-Making Activities | Classrooms

  • 1:00-4:00 pm - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 1:00-3:00 pm - Boston Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Performances | Theater

Exhibitions | Gallery

  • 1:00-5:00 pm   Mei Ching’s Fantasies of Spring and Wen-Ti Tsen's “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”
  • 5:00-7:00 PM - Artist Reception

These events are open to all ages! Click here to RSVP. 

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.

In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, the Pao Arts Center is Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's new dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

BCNC is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston.

 
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On View: Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Paintings by Mei Ching
May
6
to Aug 26

On View: Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Paintings by Mei Ching

In its inaugural exhibition, the Pao Arts Center presents the work of Chinese brush-painter Mei Ching. Mei Ching was born in Taishan, Guangdong in 1938. From 1957-65, Mei Ching studied at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting with a concentration in Birds and Flowers. He moved to Boston in 1980 with his family and has continued to study, paint, and share his love of Chinese art over the past 52 years.

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

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On View: Wen-ti Tsen’s “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”
May
6
to Aug 26

On View: Wen-ti Tsen’s “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist.  He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections. It takes the forms of paintings and mix-media installations made in the studio; large-scale sculptural works in public places; and community art projects working with grass-root organizations. 

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

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Co-Artist, Wen-Ti Tsen, shares the rich history behind Boston's Chinatown Mural, created 30 years ago, and how it was used to protest the displacement of families.

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