Neighborhood events this week

Films at the Gate
Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 7
(films start each night at 7:30 PM)

For five nights this week, for the third year in a row, a vacant lot near Boston’s Chinatown Gate will become a free, outdoor theater, showing Kung-Fu and classic Chinese-language films. Learn more here. The film series is a community event which seeks to: 

  • restore a tradition of shared, public experience of Chinese-language films in Chinatown
  • provide temporary community use of Chinatown’s underutilized spaces, draw foot-traffic to neighborhood restaurants, and make downtown Boston a destination beyond the working hours. 


Hudson Street Gallery
Opening, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, 12-5 PM

Hudson Street Gallery, a new urban art space in Boston’s Chinatown, will open on September 6. The new gallery seeks to “honor the history and heritage of Chinatown and its immigrant communities while providing a home for contemporary artists to explore issues of geography, ethnicity and urbanism.” The gallery features several contemporary photographers and also historical images of Chinatown provided by The Asian Community Development Corporation. The historical photos include images of Hudson Street and the destructive impact the former Central Artery had on the neighborhood and its people. Learn more here.