By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Sept. 21, 2015, — The 5th AA Day celebrations was held yesterday at Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel. Over 500 guests showed up for the event. State Senator Jason Lewis, State Rep. Donald Wong and Selectman of Town of Burlington Robert Hogan were on hand to offer citations to Asian American Association of Boston. CCBA-NE president Hung Goon and Nam Pham representing Quincy Mayor also made congratulatory speeches.
ATV Miss Asia Boston winners and president of US Qipao Association pose for a picture(all photos by Xinming Li).
The Emcee of Gala Miss. Jing Xu is Chairwoman of 2015 ATV Miss Asia Pageant Boston. She was the first runner-up in 2014 ATV Miss Asia US East Coast and miss Medical Award。ATV Home America channel Program director; She is also ATV Hostess of New York Express, Medical Heroes and Trendy New York programs. Miss. Xu will travel to China for the Miss Earth beautify pageant contest in October. “Environment and education are my biggest passions,” said Miss. Xu.
Joe Li, the other Emcee, Loves music arts and performance. For many years, he has been active in the Greater Boston Area on the entertainment stage, made efforts to promote Asian culture, strove to serve for the Asian communities, and actively promoted the cultural exchanges between East and West. Mr. Joe Li has been often invited to sing and/or serve as a show emcee in many celebration activities organized by various Asian communities. His signing of National Anthem at start of the evening banquet won loud applause from the audience.
“Today, as we observe the 5th Asian American Day and Festival, we also celebrate the 5th anniversary of Asian American Association of Boston. Different from the past, this year, we had a dozen of partners pledged to join us and collaborate on preparing and organizing today’s events,” said Attorney Ye Huang, President of the Board of Asian American Association of Boston.
Attorney Huang added:”Asian Americans are a distinctive group. We are the highest-income, best-educated and fast-growing racial group in US, and we have expanded way beyond the boundaries of Chinatown in the last few decades. Among ourselves, there are many elected State and City Officials, entrepreneurs, medical doctors, professors and scholars from distinguished universities and institutes, engineers, lawyers and many other professionals. There are more than a quarter of million Asian Americans in Boston area, we are a key component of American society, and we are the part of American mainstream!”
“I would also like to express my deep gratitude for our first-time collaborating partners. It is our collective efforts, selfless hard work and contributions, that
make this event a success. On behalf of the Asian-American Association of Boston and the Fifth Annual Planning Committee, I thank you all for being here tonight. I hope that you all enjoy this evening. And I wish you and your loved-ones good health, joy and prosperity,” said Mr. David Bo, Chair of the Fifth Annual Asian Festival on behalf of the Fifth Annual Asian Festival Planning Committee.
Please check out some pictures from the 5th AA Day celebrations below.