The 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival – Cool Place Amid Heat Wave

By Jing Xia, The 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival was held from July 12 to 15, 2012, amid of a 7-day heat wave in the Boston area in Revere Beach, Mass. Over half million spectators visited the 4-day festival. Tourists enjoyed the beautiful sand sculptures by artists, new features including the […]

You Are Invited to 33rd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Come celebrate the 33rd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Spectators will be able to watch brightly colored dragon boats, piloted by paddlers from Greater Boston, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Philadelphia, California, and Montreal, Canada as they race down the Charles River between […]

New England Got Talent, Notes from the Chinese Bridge College Student Talent Competition

By David Li,, photo and video provided by Yi Sun of UMass Boston The second annual New England Chinese Bridge college student talent competition was held at UMass Boston on March 10. Sixteen finalists from colleges across New England participated in the competition. Due to increasing popularity of this event, University of Massachusetts Confucius […]

Chinese Lion Dance Came to Metrowest, I-495

By David Li, For many years, Chinese lion dance has been performed in Boston Chinatown around Chinese New Year, which is also known as Spring Festival. 2012 is the Year of Dragon according to Chinese calendar, and celebration of the Spring Festival made its way westward to I-495 belt this year. Lion dancers from […]

Winners of White House Video Contest, Local High School Students Prepare a Trip of a Lifetime

By David Li, On April 5, twelve teen students from Charlestown High School, most of them immigrated to Boston area with their families from China less than three years ago, will participate in a White House meeting as winners of a video contest. Started as a joint project between Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center(BCNC) and […]

Ying Wu’s Vocal Classes Celebrated Year of Dragon with Beautiful Songs

By David Li, translation by Jun Yang On the afternoon and evening of January 28, Ying Wu’s vocal classes held a Chinese New Year’s concert in Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, Mass. As a special guest, Kristy Lee, New England’s only 24-hour news TV station NECN’s morning news anchor, hosted the concert. The […]

From Chemistry Engineer to Comedian – A Dialogue with Joe Wong

By David Li, photo by Han Yan, In the afternoon of March 25, MIT Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) Career Development team hosted a special lecture, titled “From chemistry engineer to comedian – a dialogue with Joe Wong” at classroom 35-225 at MIT. Well-known Chinese American comedian Joe Wong shared his experience from […]

Zhejiang University Boston Alumni Celebrated Year of Dragon Together

By David Li, translation by Jia Liu and Junhua Shen Located on the banks of the beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of the finest universities in China. On the afternoon of Feb. 18, 2012, more than 100 Zhejiang University (ZJU) alumni and their relatives attended the ZJU […]

Donation to Dr. Peng Wang’s Family Is Urged after Tragic Accident

By David Li, with reference information from U.R.I. Department of Chemical Engineering website. Dr. Peng Wang, a 2004 PhD graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University was involved in a fatal automobile accident on his way to work in Rhode Island on February 6, 2012. He was the husband of Ran […]

Angel Dance Company Celebrates Chinese New Year in Style

By David Li, Chinese people have particular affection for the Year of the Dragon. As the only imaginary animal in the 12 zodiacs, the dragon totem symbolizes the Chinese people’s indomitable spirit and courage. In the evening of February 19, 2012, 300 dancers from Angel Dance Company and other friendly dance groups presented a […]