AAPI 5K Run “n” Walk successfully held on May 28

What a beautiful day to bring the entire community together to celebrate May AAPI heritage month, More than 500 people showed up and the community spirit is high! Thanks for the event team, volunteers and sponsoring organizations! We run for unity, solidarity and belonging, and we are stronger together! Everyone seems to have a blast on this beautiful day!

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Lexington Discovery Day held on May 27 (part 2)

On Discovery Day, Starry Night Band treated the audience to captivating original songs. A group dance performance titled "National Rhyme Spring Hua" mesmerized onlookers, and young singers aged 9 to 11 delivered enchanting renditions of their own compositions. All these performances were accessible to the people of Lexington, providing ample opportunities for photos and fostering a joyful ambiance along the bustling street.

Town departments, local businesses, and community organizations contributed to the event by setting up intriguing booths that captivated residents' attention. Beyond being a day of discovery, the event also offered a chance for people to connect with one another through a range of enjoyable activities thoughtfully organized by compassionate organizations. This year's Discovery Day proved to be yet another resounding success for the Town of Lexington, and we are optimistic that future editions will be equally prosperous and memorable.



Lexington Discovery Day held on May 27

(reported by Youth reporter: Christina Xiao)

本次探索日活动参与人数达到了前所未有的高度,仅CAAL就有近30名志愿者奉献了他们的时间与热情。游客们来到CAAL的展位,感受富于中国传统文化的游戏和青少年演奏的弦乐。更有参赛者们领取他们的号码布和T恤,为第二天备受期待的AAPI 5公里跑步和步行活动以及国殇日纪念仪式做好准备。莱克星顿华裔协会(CAAL)在整个亚裔传统月组织了一系列精彩的活动。

In the vibrant streets of Lexington, businesses and programs were bustling with activity as they prepared their booths for the highly anticipated annual Lexington Discovery Day. The event drew a diverse crowd, attracting not only thousands of local citizens but also visitors from afar who eagerly wandered along Mass Ave, exploring the captivating array of booths on display.

The attendance reached unprecedented heights, with nearly 30 volunteers dedicating their time to the CAAL program alone. Visitors came by CAAL booths to enjoy culture games and music. Runners picked their bibs and T-shirts to get ready for the highly anticipated AAPI 5K Run & Walk event and Poppy flower memorial ceremony tomorrow. The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) orchestrated a series of engaging events in May AAPPI Heritage month, infusing the atmosphere with a festive spirit. 

Terrific Food Festival organized by the AAPI Youth Team on May 26

What a wonderful AAPI Food Festival tonight that brought the entire community together to celebrate! The best part is that the event is brought to the Lexington community by an incredible AAPI Youth teams of CAAL, IAL, KOLex and JPLex! Our youths keep making us proud time and again!

AAPI community is very diverse. While tasting the delicious food from different culture, it is great for people to talk to each other, understand each other, and support each. That is the meaning of celebrating AAPI heritage!

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and dedication of our volunteers to make the event like this possible!

Here is the photo link

Here is the report by Lexington Observer.

Last day to register online /第二届AAPI 5 K Run ‘n’ Walk 倒计时

AAPI 5K Run ‘n’ Walk will be held on this Sunday. Online registration will end on Saturday。

Leverett Wing, CEO of MA Commonwealth Seminar will be the Keynote Speaker. Jack Fleming, CEO of BAA,, Town Manager James Malloy, Dr. Julie Hackett will join to support this event like last year! Let’s run to celebrate AAPI and for unity, solidarity and belonging!

莱镇第二届 AAPI 5K Run ‘n’ Walk 将在本周日举行,网上报名时间在五月二十七日截止。欢迎大家继续踊跃报名。

Leverett Wing, CEO of MA Commonwealth Seminar, 将作为比赛开幕式的Keynote Speaker,并和大家一起奔跑在百年小镇的赛道上。Jack Fleming, CEO of BAA,和莱镇学监Dr. Julie Hackett 如去年一样,继续全力支持AAPI 5K Run ‘n’ Walk 活动。让我们一起奔跑起来以庆祝亚太裔社区的贡献及多元化。在庆祝亚太裔传统月的同时,享受参与社区活动的快乐时光!

Here is the link for registration and all the informaiton.


AAPI 美食节/AAPI Food Festival will be held on May 26

This year, AAPI Youth Lexington, CAAL, IAL and KOLex will be hosting a community wide potluck with fun activities from AAPI cultures. We’ll be doing this to bring different tastes and cuisines to the broader community and to hopefully bring together the AAPI community as a whole.

Join us! This event will be held on May 26th at LHS Commons 2. We’ll be having Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, and Chinese dishes available along with various cultural activities for the whole community.

【AAPI Food Festival 05/26 6-9pm 在莱镇高中Common II由CAAL华协青少年AAPI5月庆祝活动小组主办与IAL,Kolex协办的第一届AAPI美食节将将于5/26号晚上6-9点在LHS的Common II 进行,有当地著名餐馆提供不同风味的特色美食包括印度,中国,马拉西亚,印度尼西亚,泰国与日本等国。还有各种不同民族风格的游戏等着你。

Asian American and Pacific Islander communities gather to celebrate resilience, culture/风雨无阻,同舟共济!

“The rain poured, but spirits were high on Saturday as a crowd of hundreds gathered on the Boston Common to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.”

5月20日, 是2023年里平凡的一天, 是AAPI传统月的其中一天, 也是5月里天气最恶劣的一天。

5月20日, 同时也是2023年里面最不平凡的一天, 是麻州首次举办亚太节的一天, 是纪念麻州首次设立AAPI传统月的一天, 更是亚太裔社区携手共度佳节的一天。

5月20日, 从波士顿马拉松的起点Hopkinton, 延着Ashland、Framingham、Natick、Wellesley、Newton、Brookline, 一直到Boston Common, 6个休息水站, 一个主会场, 上百位亚裔马拉松跑者,100多名义工, 20多个表演团体和个人, 70多个参与组织, 10多位出席政客, 近千人到场观众, 还有倾盆大雨, 构成了2023亚太节的盛况。

Here is the report by GBH


Upcoming local events to celebrate May AAPI Heritage Month

May is AAPI Heritage Celebration Month. CAAL (Chinese American Association of Lexington) partnered with other AAPI organizations bringing a series of events to the community in May – 

May 20: AAPI Heritage Month Celebration and Rally at Boston Common
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural heritage, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to the United States. 

Click this link for more information

May 22: GBH event: The State of Race: AAPI Heritage Month — The Invisible Becoming Visible

People can join in person at GBH studios or virtually on live stream. It is to celebrate the growing number of AAPI individuals who are serving in leadership positions. Local AAPI leaders such as Eileen Jay and Dr. Amar Sawhney are among the panelists.

Click this link for more information

May 26: AAPI Food Festival

Join the AAPI Youth Team in celebrating Asian American culture through food and fun activities

May 27: Lexington Discovery Day Visit CAAL and other AAPI culture booths on the Discovery Day

Click this link for more information

May 28: Lexington AAPI 5K Run ‘n’ Walk 

Join us on Sunday, May 28 at the Lexington High School for the AAPI 5K Run ’n’ Walk, for the taste of AAPI food, for the community celebration, for the advancing of diversity, unity and belonging!

There were 500+ runners participated our AAPI 5K run and walk Lexington last year and it was praised to be “the best 5K Run ’n’ Walk in the Boston area”.

Here is the link to all the information and registration.

Here is an amazing drone video of the AAPI 5K run from last year.

May 29: Memorial Day Ceremonies

A Poppy Memorial, an art installation created by students of the Never Fading Poppy Project, will be the centerpiece of the Town’s Memorial Day Ceremony, to be held at Emery Park.

The Never-Fading Poppy Project is a student-led youth team of CAAL, the Chinese American Association of Lexington. NFPP has sent thousands of handmade cards to local veterans, spreading happiness and appreciation of art.

Click this link for more information