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星期日, 6月 11, 2017

BCNC Hosts 3rd Annual Savor the Flavor

BCNC Hosts 3rd Annual Savor the Flavor

From left Leya King Lim, Joy Lim Nakrin, NBC Boston MC , Russell Chin, BCNC Board Member and event co-chair, Mintong Li and
Cuifeng Tan, BCNC Adult Ed students and event speakers) and Lori Wirkus, event co-chair
(Image Courtesy of Steve Sulewski)

Quincy, MA – Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) Quincy hosted its 3rd annual “Savor the Flavor”event on Saturday, June 3rd  at the Quincy Center for Innovation. More than 150 guests gathered to celebrate this community fundraising event in support of BCNC’s Quincy programs for families.

Guests also enjoyed accomplished musician and teacher, June Qin’s captivating performance on the Guzheng.

BCNC celebrated the occasion by offering a sampling of delicacies from local restaurants, Including Vivi Bubble Tea from North Quincy, voted the “best flavor,” of the day by attendees. Additional food and beverage partners included The Chicken and Rice Guys, JP Fuji Group, Mem Tea, Capital One Peets Coffee, Pho Pasteur, and Pho Linh Cuisine of Vietnam.

Joy Lim Nakrin, NBC Boston anchor and reporter, engaged the audience, once again, as the Master-of-Ceremonies. She spoke about BCNC’s commitment to providing access, opportunity, and community to the Asian families in the Greater Boston area. She also praised BCNC in their efforts to help families of the South Shore achieve greater economic success and social well-being. 

Quincy Mayor, Thomas Koch, welcomed event goers and Quincy City Councilor, Nina Liang, emphasized the importance of providing community services to a growing Asian population in the Quincy area.

BCNC Adult Education speakers included: Tracy (CuiFeng) Tan and Mintong Li. Tracy arrived in the U.S. in 2016 and started a BCNC Quincy Adult Education Foundations English class last August.  She spoke about looking for work that will allow her to continue learning English and to study accounting at Quincy College.

Mintong emigrated from China just a year ago and found BCNC through her grandmother, who was a former BCNC student.  Mintong is now studying at Bunker Hill Community College and plans to be an accountant.  “I’m very glad to share my story with you,” said Mintong. “And, I want to thank you for supporting BCNC, so they can continue to help people who are like me to have a meaningful life!”


Sponsors included: Bank of America, Tufts Medical Center, South Cove Community Health Center, East Boston Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Chin Law Firm, South Cove Manor at Quincy Point Rehabilitation Center, Flynn | Wirkus | Young, Rockland Trust, Helen Tang, and Guyder Hurley.(From BCNC)