Pictures from Chinatown Main Street Sponsored Tree Lighting with Mayor Walsh

Boston, Dec. 8, 2014, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh attended Chinatown Main Street(CMS) sponsored tree lighting ceremony Friday evening with dozens of Chinatown business leaders and volunteers. First Night 2015 button was also previewed at this ceremony.
Mayor Walsh and Courtney Ho(right) pose for a picture (provided to

Chinatown Main Street oversees some beautification programs of the districts, recruiting new businesses, retaining and strengthening existing businesses, and drawing people into the districts to shop and recreate.

Chinatown Main Street organization is a small, independent non-profit, with one full-time staff — executive director Courtney Ho. CMS relies heavily upon their volunteer boards of directors and committees. The long-term sustainability of the individual programs is contingent upon establishing more effective fundraising.