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

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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

vietAID new year flyer

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.

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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

Viet-AID Community Forum | May 27

Viet-AID's Peer Leadership Program is hosting a Community Forum on May 27 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. The forum will take place at the Vietnamese American Community Center (42 Charles Street in Dorchester). A group of youth invite you to the community forum where peers will share their work experience, growth as individuals and a community project! Support your community and don't miss this special event! For more info, visit

Fields Corner Public Art Project Community Meeting | May 7

On Wednesday, May 7 the Fields Corner “Freedom” Public Art Project will host a Community Meeting. This meeting will take place at the Vietnamese American Community Center located at 42 Charles Street from 6:30-8 pm. Viet-AID 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 Viet-AID for a discussion about the project’s goals and hear updates on the artist selection process, budget, and schedule. For more information, contact Project Manager Jean Mineo at or call 617-877-5158.

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