VietAID Lunar New Year (Tết) Event l Feb 20

Welcome to 2016, the year of the Monkey!  VietAID invites you to join them in celebrating the Lunar New Year (Tet). Tet is considered the biggest and most important festival for the Vietnamese people. This is a holiday bearing historical and cultural significance and is celebrated by time-honored traditions. VietAID annually hosts a Lunar New Year celebration, which always draws crowds of 250-300 people. This year will include traditional ceremonies, entertainment, children's games and, of course, food and drink.


Lunar New Year is celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. Please come join VietAID to celebrate the New Year with the community!  The celebration will be held on   >> Read More

Celebrate Lunar New Year, 2016 | Feb 6

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey and explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. As you travel through the Museum and enjoy the art, be sure to look for the vibrant floral arrangements around the building and visit the MFA’s new display in Gallery 274, featuring art from the prosperous and vibrant Song dynasty (960–1279)—regarded as the pinnacle of Chinese art and aesthetics.

Presented in partnership with VietAID, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, the Korean Cultural Society of Boston and the Chinese Cultural Connection. Additional support provided by the National Museum of Korea.


Where:  MFA, Boston 465 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115

When: February 6th, 2016 10AM-4:45PM

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ANS’ Annual Craft Beer Tasting | Nov 14

Love craft beer and want to support your local community? Don’t miss Ashmont Nursery School's Annual Craft Beer Tasting- featuring a wide selection of local brews for tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and live music! All proceeds benefit Ashmont Nursery School.

Where: VietAID, 42 Charles St, Dorchester, MA

When: Sat Nov 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Ticket Prices: $30 in advance / $35 at the door

More Information and to Purchase Tickets


1st Annual VietAID Bike-A-Thon | May 9

viet aid bike a thon logo

You're invited to VietAID's first annual bike-a-thon on Saturday May 9th. Our goal is to promote biking in Dorchester, and raise money for VietAID's Youth Program: VSPY. While both rides are free, we strongly encourage you to consider donating to VietAID on our website. At the event we will have a raffle including some outstanding prizes to raise money.


When: Saturday, May 9th

Where: Tenean Beach
Conley Street, Boston

For more info: click here or contact SarahEmily Lekberg at or call (617)822-3717 x27


VietAID Year of the Goat Celebration | Feb 28

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Goat with VietAID! Watch traditional and modern performances, enjoy food from around the world, connect with community members, and have fun celebrating culture!


When: Saturday, February 28th


Where: 42 Charles Street, Dorchester

For more info: call VietAID at (617)822-3717

Dorchester's Holiday Spectacular | Dec. 14

Please join us on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 for our Holiday Party! 
The party is due to be a fun time, and is free for all children ages 2 - 13 years old! There will be Holiday Craft Tables, Face Painting, Games, Holiday Treats, and last but not least, Santa and his Elves!


Locatino: VietAID Center, 42 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Time: 11:30AM-2PM



Free Vision Service | Nov. 15

Free Vision Service

November 15th, 2014 10AM-5PM

VietAID Center

42 Charles St, 2nd Floor,     Dorchester, MA 02122


* Free glasses for anyone who requires vision correction

* Glasses and contacts wearers, please bring glasses and/or case and solution with you on the day of service.

See details: 

Freedom Public Art Project Artists' Presentations Meeting | Oct. 20

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 6 - 9 pm
Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles Street

VietAID has received a planning grant from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, a public charitable trust administered by the City of Boston, to select an artist for a public art project on Town Field in Fields Corner.

Join us as the three finalists (Juanjo Novella, Joe O’Connell and Anh Tranh) present their design concepts and answer questions. Design concepts will be on view at the Fields Corner Library from Oct. 21 - 29.

See or contact Project Manager Jean Mineo at or 617-877-5158 for more information.

VietAID's 20th Anniversary Gala I September 13

MY GALA 2014

Illuminating Past Successes & Embracing Future Opportunities

Date: September 13, 2014  
Time: 6:00pm-12:00am
Location: IBEW Hall 
256 Freeport St., Dorchester, MA

Mỹ Gala is the culmination of decades of civic participation by Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who, since 1975, have worked to build a strong and active community in Boston.Last year, more than 600 people attended this event. Tickets are $100 per person. Special prices are available for students and seniors. 

This year’s Mỹ Gala, hosted by Charlotte Golar Richie, will honor Ambassador Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston; Harvard's Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Program; and Ms. Quynh Dang, VietAID’s founding Chairperson, the founding Board, and Long Nguyen, the first ED.

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Bloomfield Gardens Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | May 31

VietAID will have a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday May 31 at 9am. The ceremony will take place at 455 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Bloomfield Gardens is a new construction building in Fields Corner that is changing the face of Dorchester's busiest neighborhood. Located steps away from the newly renovated Fields Corner T stop, it provides 27 workforce affordable rental housing units with easy access to public transportation. The $10.6M dollar project was funded by public sources that include the City of Boston, the State's Department of Housing and Community Development, and by tax credit equity provided by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. For more info, contact Nam Pham at 617-822-3717 ext 13 or email

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