Join Us in Lexington Patriot’s Day Parade!

The annual Patriot’s Day celebration and parade is a tradition of Lexington. Chinese Americans of Lexington have been actively participating every year. On this special day, we join our fellow Americans to celebrate our democracy and freedom, cherish our hard-earned peace and good life, and show our pride to be part of this great town and great country!

This year, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is organizing another major event. We will have multiple sub-teams in our parade formation, including Youth Marching Band, High/Middle School Sportsman, Qipao Ladies, Shining Seniors, Minuteman@Lex Triathlon, Dragon Dance, and Proud Families. We welcome you and your family to join us in the parade!

Date: Monday, April 16th, 1-4PM
Venue: Near Wilson Farm. We will keep you posted.

URL: http://lexparade.weform.net

Bring your family, bring your friends! Join us to celebrate the 243th year of Lexington’s Pride!

CAAL

Promote Chinese Culture, Help Americans Learn Chinese

CAAL is partnering with a local Chinese learning group to help promote Chinese language and Chinese culture. This group meets usually every two weeks, often on Monday evenings, at Lexington Community Center. People’s Chinese skills range from very beginners, to quite advanced speakers. The group is looking for more native Chinese speakers who can join and help conversations on various topics.

Adults and high school students who are fluent in Chinese are encouraged to participate. CAAL can provide community service certificates for those who need.

People who are interested in this activity should first sign up atwww.meetup.com, then search for “Lexington Mandarin Language MeetUp” and join that group.

Thanks.

CAAL Community Services Committee

Munroe Saturday Night Presented Beijing Opera in Collaboration with CAAL and Boston Beijing Opera

Munroe Saturday Nights proudly presented an exclusive Beijing Opera performance in collaboration with CAAL (the Chinese American Association of Lexington) and the Boston Beijing Opera Association on March 10 at First Parish in Lexington..  

Scenes from beloved traditional Chinese Operas were performed by the talented company with traditional makeup and costuming along with music from Chinese instruments. See more photos

[世界日报】萊镇華人慶新年 盼「一個村庄,一個夢想」

萊克星頓華人協會(CAAL)兩年一次的春節慶祝會10日晚上在該鎮Minuteman區域高中舉行。約500華洋居民在喜樂氣氛中歡慶中國新年。會中組織者邀該鎮官員高舉「一個村庄,一個夢想」的中英文字牌,表達心聲、呼籲團結。

華協會長王衛東表示,1980年代成立以來,CAAL 每兩年舉辦全鎮性中國新年慶祝活動。即使近來鎮上華人對「亞裔細分」有不同的聲音,這項傳統活動依舊繼續。

活動籌委主席王華說,今年活動主題「一個村庄,一個夢想」意在鼓勵求同存異,共同為參與鎮內公共事務,增強華人影響力和更好的明天努力。【阅读全文】

[Lexington Minuteman] One Village, One Dream: Lexington Celebrates Chinese New Year

As some 400 people ate the last bits of fish with sour cabbage sauce, family-style tofu and other Chinese dishes on their plates, a drumbeat filled the air at the Minuteman High School cafeteria Saturday, Feb. 10.

Accompanied by clashing cymbals, the drumbeats–heavy enough to resonate in one’s chest–continued as several people held aloft a red Chinese dragon and snaked through the room. In the back of the cafeteria, a cluster of girls in pink tutus stood on a staircase, while martial artists in black satin pants and black t-shirts stood just to the side of the performance area—all waiting for their turn to perform. The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)’s bi-annual Chinese New Year Celebration was in full swing, ringing in the year of the dog and kicking off CAAL’s 35th anniversary. [Read full report]

Watch videos of the event

2018 莱克星顿华人迎新晚宴

 

旺旺旺!恭贺新禧!狗年大吉!2018莱克星顿华人迎新晚宴将于2月10日在Minuteman高中隆重举行。届时莱镇男女老少将欢聚一堂,品尝佳肴晚宴,欣赏精彩表演。本次活动有从幼儿到老人的近百人强大演员阵容。既有舞龙,舞狮,武术,空竹,京剧,古筝,太极剑,诗词歌赋等传统节目,也有芭蕾,魔术,广场舞,四重唱等现代演出。中西荟萃,精彩纷呈。让我们一起热热闹闹过大年,欢欢喜喜迎新春!

时间:2/10周六晚6-9点

地点:  758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

票价:$30/成人,$20/老人 (65岁 ), 孩子 (3 -12岁)

购票网站:CNY.weform.net

座位有限,欲购从速!

莱镇华协/CAAL

CAAL Youth Instrumental Ensemble Performs for Elderly Housing and Nursing Homes

Despite the freezing cold outside, it’s warm as spring and full of festival atmosphere inside. During the last weekend of 2017, CAAL Youth Instrumental Ensemble (“YIE”) had brought a variety of holiday classics from both Eastern and Western cultures to the local communities such as the elderly housing campus and nursing home in Lexington.  Since its inception in December, 2016, CAAL YIE has reached out to the local communities such as the nursing homes eight times to share the holiday spirit and warmth with the elderly residents in Lexington. The ensemble’s wonderful performances have been warmly welcomed by the audience.