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Meet the Artists: Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei Kitchen and Food Artist David Ma
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists: Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei Kitchen and Food Artist David Ma

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Mix and mingle with James Beard Rising Star Chef Irene Li and Food Artist, David Ma for a very lively and unforgettable evening of eating and food play. Local chef Irene Li dispenses anecdotes of her career, the popular food truck and line out the door, Mei Mei Kitchen as well as their first cookbook, Double Awesome Chinese Food. Food artist, David Ma, shares his creative journey from film director to Instagram star along with demonstrations and tips on making food drool-worthy and Instagrammable.

$75 ticket includes autographed copy of the book, Double Awesome Chinese Food, delicious bites from Mei Mei Kitchen and drinks. Seating is limited, so register today!

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 15, 2019.

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About the Artist: Irene Li operates Mei Mei Street Kitchen & Mei Mei Restaurant in Boston. The award-winning food businesses merge modern techniques and multicultural cuisine with local foods and sustainable business practices. Mei Meiʼs creative, farm-driven, Chinese American food has been featured in Food & Wine, Eater Boston & Eater National, The New York Times, Restaurant Hospitality, People, Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, and more. Ireneʼs life experiences range from organic farming to prison education and many things in between, and while she never expected a life in the restaurant industry, her desire to create change and care for those around her remains constant. She is an Eater Young Gun winner, Zagat and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, and a four-time James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef semi-finalist. @meimeiboston

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About the Artist: David Ma brings a mix of fun, style, and character to his film making. David’s unique approach to food, is due in large part to his unique background. He began his culinary career as a food stylist, with an eye for finding the beauty in all foods—from high-end dishes to a grilled cheese. Before entering the food world, he also worked as an agency creative at Droga5, TBWA & 360i, which taught him the importance of both a great concept and the execution of that idea. David aims to create films as fun as they are drool-worthy. His latest viral project, Food Films, was an original series that transformed dull cooking videos into the styles of iconic directors like Wes Anderson, Michael Bay, Quentin Tarantino and Alfonso Cuaron. The project received over 10 million views on Facebook and YouTube. @davidma

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR BETTY SZETO!

Contact: Jean Quintal | 617-603-2540

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Bamboo Circle Ski Trip to Pats Peak
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Bamboo Circle Ski Trip to Pats Peak

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Ski and snowboard with the Bamboo Circle while contributing to a great cause! This event is a great opportunity for first-timers and pros alike.

Your registration includes transportation to and from the Boston area (Lechmere, Malden Center, Back Bay, Jamaica Plain/Roxbury, North Quincy, Central Square), lift ticket (3p-10p), equipment rentals, snowtubing (5p-9p), and tips in the beginner areas. It does not include food/drink, helmet rentals ($10), clothing, goggles, or formal lessons. Departure time is approximately at noon and we'll return before midnight. All proceeds will benefit the BCNC Youth Center. 

To sign up to be picked up and dropped off, please fill out this form.

Spots are limited so please register and fill out the pickup/dropoff form soon. The final date to register is 2/26.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, a full refund will be provided.

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Bamboo Circle x Limelight | Karaoke
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Bamboo Circle x Limelight | Karaoke

Bamboo Circle x Limelight | Karaoke Fundraiser on March 7, 2019, 7pm-9pm

Think you have a great set of pipes? Prove it! Want to take your singing to the next level? Let's do it!

Join the Bamboo Circle in a Karaoke fundraiser to benefit the BCNC! From 7pm-9pm on Thursday, March 7, we will be in Room 1 of Limelight mingling and singing the night away. This event is a great opportunity for beginners (see: https://www.boston.com/culture/arts/2017/05/26/where-to-karaoke-in-boston-according-to-an-expert) and seasoned vocalists alike.

Register now to lock in the early-bird registration fee of $20/person. Day-of, on-site registration will also be available at $25/person. Your registration guarantees you a slot (or more!) in the spotlight, an enthusiastic audience, and snacks. Does not include extra food or drinks. All proceeds will benefit the BCNC youth center.

Details:

When: Thursday, March 7 from 7pm-9pm

Where: Limelight Stage and Studios; 204 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Who: You! Open to the public

Why: To benefit the BCNC youth center

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Meet the Artists: Chef Jason Wang & Floral Designer Teresa Fung
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists: Chef Jason Wang & Floral Designer Teresa Fung

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Ever want to learn how to reach your creative dreams? Come meet two local stars, US MasterChef runner-up, Jason Wang and Mimosa Fresh Flower Design Principal, Teresa Fung. These talented artists will share their journeys and demonstrate their craft.

$75 ticket includes light bites and drinks. Seating is limited, so register today!

Deadline for registration is Friday, April 15, 2019. All proceeds support arts programming at the Pao Arts Center.

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About the Artist: Jason Wang wears many hats. As the multi-talented chef, educator and musician who was the runner-up on MasterChef Season 8, Jason currently stars as host and chef on the TV show “Jason on a Mission” on the StarWorld channel in Taiwan. Jason began his career in education and was the Newton South High School Music Teacher and Conductor when he appeared on MasterChef. In his free time, Jason is an opera singer who performs a wide range of repertoire with many of Boston's leading ensembles such as Boston Baroque, Odyssey Opera, the Schola Cantorum of Boston, and Emmanuel Music.  @jasonjangwang

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About the Artist: Teresa Yang Fung is principal & owner of Mimosa Fresh Flower Design located in Boston. A Best of Boston-winning wedding florist and 10 Best Wedding Instagrammers of Boston Magazine, Teresa is the darling of wedding planners providing unique and stunning blooms to elevate any event. Teresa has a background in music, studying piano and voice, and a B.A.in International Relations from Tufts University. Her interest in flowers began while working on her own wedding and her friends’ wedding putting together floral arrangements. @mimosaboston

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: Jean Quintal | 617-603-2540

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Dragon Boat Racing with the Bamboo Circle
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Dragon Boat Racing with the Bamboo Circle

Bamboo Circle is recruiting a team of 20 paddlers to participate in the 40th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on June 8 - 9, 2019. Meet new friends while getting a killer workout and supporting a great cause! No experience is needed.

Please complete the below interest form as soon as possible. Registrations will be received on a rolling basis until May 24, 2019.

Eligible team members will:

  • Attend the Dragon Boat Festival on June 8-9. 2019

  • Commit to raising $250 for BCNC's Youth Center

  • Attend at least three practices

Name *
Name
Have you paddled a dragon boat before? *
Reminder: No experience required to participate.
When are you available to practice? *
Practices will take place in May.
Are you interested in becoming a drummer or steerer? *

Contact: Julia Deng | 617-635-5129 x1098

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Bamboo Circle 3v3 Basketball Tournament

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Join the Bamboo Circle, BCNC’s young professionals network, for our annual 3v3 basketball tournament! All proceeds from the registration fees go directly to BCNC's Youth Center, which provides youth ages 13-18 year-round youth development, college access, and leadership programs where youth develop 21st century skills needed to thrive in college and in the workforce.   

Tournament rules: The tournament will have a double elimination format (your team will be eliminated from championship contention after 2 losses). Eliminated teams can still face other eliminated teams if courts are available. Games will be up to 11 points (straight up, not win by 2), with each basket being 1 point on a half court. The time limit for games is approximately 30 minutes, games may be shortened if score is well below 11 after 30 minutes. The final elimination game(s) will be held on the main court with no other games being played on the side. The games are self-governed, please respect all calls. Clear all balls when there is a change of possession. Teams may consist of 3-4 players, with up to 2 substitutions during a dead ball per game. The winning team will receive a trophy and a $200 cash prize.

Contact: Ally Ang | 857-415-5964

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Meet the Author:  Number One Chinese Restaurant
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Number One Chinese Restaurant

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Join us for a meet & greet with Lillian Li, author of the hit debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant. Tickets $30 per person includes book and light dinner.  Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, October 10th. All proceeds support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. 

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About the Author: Lillian Li is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt). Her work has been published in GuernicaGranta, Glimmer Train, Bon Appetit, and Jezebel. Originally from the D.C. metro area, she lives in Ann Arbor.

Reviews of her first book:

Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine

"A joy to read―I couldn't get enough."
―Buzzfeed

"This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor."
―Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker 

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.
 

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: Jean Quintal | 617.603.2540

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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 and light refreshments. Cash bar available. Ages 18 and up.

Featuring:

FREE: 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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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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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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Chinese New Year Banquet
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Chinese New Year Banquet

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We are currently sold out of individual tickets and tables for the Banquet. Contact Jean Quintal to be placed on the wait list. Thank you!

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 3,000 people each year.  View the fact sheet for more information about the event and sponsorship form for information about sponsoring.

Contact: Jean Quintal |  617-603-2540

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Bamboo Circle Basketball Tournament
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Bamboo Circle Basketball Tournament

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Come play in BCNC’s 2nd annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School gymnasium! Bring your team of 3-4 players to compete for $200 in prize money, a trophy, and most importantly, bragging rights. Proceeds will benefit BCNC's Youth Center, which supports more than 150 low-income, Asian immigrant youth annually to participate in leadership, college access, and mentoring programs.

Registration ends on February 6, 2018. A maximum of 16 teams can participate. The registration fee is $100 per team. The fee is nonrefundable, but transferable. 

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Tournament rules: The tournament will have a double elimination format (your team will be eliminated from championship contention after 2 losses). Eliminated teams can still face other eliminated teams if courts are available. Games will be up to 11 points (straight up, not win by 2), with each basket being 1 point on a half court. The time limit for games is approximately 30 minutes, games may be shortened if score is well below 11 after 30 minutes. The final elimination game(s) will be held on the main court with no other games being played on the side. The games are self-governed; please respect all calls. Clear all balls when there is a change of possession. Teams may consist of 3-4 players, with up to 2 substitutions during a dead ball per game.

Contact: Cato Hui

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