Thursday, September 13, 2018


BCNC Holds First Experience Chinatown Arts Festival

Boston, MA – On September 29th, 2018, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) will be holding its first-ever Experience Chinatown arts festival at three locations in Boston’s Chinatown: the Pao Arts Center at 99 Albany Street, Rose Kennedy Greenway – Chinatown Park, and One Greenway Park at 66 Hudson Street. Experience Chinatown aims highlight and celebrate Asian immigrant and Asian American voices in the arts, culture, and creativity.  The event will to show another side of Chinatown, a new take on Asian American cultures and highlight today’s Asian American artists.
From 11:00am-3:00pm, the free, full-day event for all ages will include workshops, music and dance performances, food trucks, and pop-up happenings. Experience Chinatown will feature Cambodian dance with Angkor Dance Troupe, Bollywood-inspired dance fitness with BollyX, film previews from Boston Asian American Film Festival, Japanese Taiko drumming with Genki Spark, Chinese lion dance with Nüwa Athletic Club, kite-making with the Museum of Fine Arts, and more. Visitors will be able to make new friends and create with their families through hands-on arts activities.
After dark, the lights dim and the Pao Arts Center theater transforms into the place to discover the latest Asian American performers. This 18+ ticketed event will feature jazz, folk, dance, hip-hop, and punk by Brenda Lau, Anju Madhok, Jennifer Lin, Rex Mac, and Saraswathi Jones/Awaaz Do. You can purchase your tickets here:
That same evening, be sure to check out the multi-channel installation WITH/OUT WATER by Yu-Wen Wu, which will premiere outside at One Greenway Park (66-68 Hudson St.) from 7:00pm-10:00pm. This free exhibition of video projections explores environmental awareness and climate displacement.

Schedule of Events:
11:00am-3:00pm                       Experience Chinatown Arts Festival
7:00pm-9:00pm                         Experience Chinatown After Dark
7:00pm-10:00pm                      With/Out Water by Yu-Wen Wu

Supporters and partners include: Asian Community Development Corporation, ArtPlace America, Bank of America, Barr Foundation, Capital One, City of Boston, Comcast, Creating Connection Experimentation Fund, supported by Arts Midwest Metropolitan Group and Barr Foundation, The Fuller Foundation, The Kensington, Maloney Properties, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Tower at One Greenway, Tufts Medical Center, and Tufts University. For more information, go to:


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