By the editorial team
The Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England celebrated its Chinese New Year dinner on March 4 at Empire Garden.
Woo Ching’s Bak Hok Pai or White Crane School of Martial Arts performed the lion dance.
The evening had a strong turnout, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and state treasurer Steve Grossman stopping by to give their new year greetings.
Boston’s elected officials also attended the banquet, including former Boston Mayor Tom Menino and his wife Angela, along with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. City council president Bill Linehan and city councilor, Michelle Wu at-large also spoke during the dinner.
The evening included karaoke and community “red envelope” gifts to the Chinese Community of New England, Chinese Greater Golden Age Center, South Cove Manor Nursing Home, Kwong Kow Chinese School and Kew Lup Chinese School.
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