On Saturday, January 11th, 2020, we will once again be hosting our Lunar New Year (LNY) Celebration at the Cary Memorial Building. In years past, we have been honored to share Chinese culture, tradition and arts with hundreds of Lexington residents and guests. The LNY event in 2019 attracted 800 audiences and the tickets were booked in hours. This year we will showcase Greater Boston area’s talents in dancing, singing, traditional opera, Chinese Kung-Fu and many other performing arts in a two-hour gala in partnership with Enterprise Bank, Town of Lexington and Korean Organization of Lexington. We are expecting hundreds of Lexingtonians and people from Greater Boston area from all ethnic backgrounds to join the celebration
Tickets: $10, $20 All tickets will have Reserved Seats. Please select your seats and order online to obtain electronic tickets at LNY.WeForm.Net
6:00pm -6:45pm Three beautiful backdrops provided for on stage photo opportunities (dress up, bring your camera, bring your selfie stick – see sample pictures below)
6:45pm -7:00pm Please find your reserved seats – late arrival will affect other viewers’ watching experience and may lose your reserved seats.
华协会长王华在活动中特别向新居民介绍了华协的发展历史和使命，他说：“在华协成立的36年里，一直在为莱克星顿社区做贡献，为争取华裔和整个社区更好的生活环境做贡献。”他特别用华裔为图书馆十几年来改建翻新等踊跃捐款为例，阐述了华裔为社区做出的卓越奉献，让其他族裔居民更加了解华裔。确实，经过36年华协的努力，华裔在镇上事务的参与越来越多，话语权越来越大，华裔在这里生活的也越来越好。Read full report
The June 6th’s meeting sponsored by CAAL with Dr. Julie Hackett and Dr. Eileen Jay was a real success. Our parent representatives presented 4 recommendations on after-school program, homework, curriculum and Project Based Learning. Both Julie and Eileen provided their perspectives on these issues and were very receptive to these suggestions. Our parent representative Helen Yang also raised concerns about college admission and school ranking and a lively discussion followed. For people who missed this successful meeting, it is captured on video. Please take a look and hear for yourself about the directions LPS is working towards.
Retired Major General William Chen, the first two-star general in the U.S. Army of Chinese descent, gave a presentation on the legacy of Chinese Americans in the Science Lecture Hall at Lexington High School on June 15. Chen’s lecture, titled “Opening of Opportunities – CRW & CAWW2,” was attended by more than 100 people. Read the full report
This year, Lexington’s Patriots’ Day Parade had a new addition. Among the American flags and colonial attire, a giant red dragon wove between floats, attracted audiences of all ages.
“Here it comes, the dragon is interacting and sending blessings to the kids.” Dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in Chinese culture. Operated by members of the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), dragon showcased Lexington’s vibrant and active Chinese community.
The Dragon team members have practiced for a couple of months to prepare its debut on this Patriots Day. The CAAL marching unit was led by an American flag, an elegant CAAL banner, and accompanied with drum and nice performance by CAAL Youth Music Ensemble. Following the dragon were the marchers holding small American flags, some wearing Chinese costumes.
Lexington is a particularly open and welcoming place. With support from the town and active participation from the community, Chinese Americans have increased their representation in town government and school affairs. We are delighted and proud to be part of the social fabric here and an integral part of the increasingly multicultural Lexington community.