HOW IT ALL BEGAN

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"We’ve been talking about designating the ‘Little Saigon Cultural District’ for a very long time, and I’m glad to see the community’s proposal finally moving forward. I’m proud of the community for their continued advocacy. This cultural designation will attract more business and tourism to the neighborhood, showing how rich Fields Corner is in arts and culture.” 

—  Martin Walsh, City of Boston Mayor

TIMELINE OF OUR JOURNEY

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Inception

Sometime in 2015

The very first thought of a Boston Little Saigon cultural district was introduced in 2015 by a few Vietnamese-American community members. 

Reemergence

January 2018

The idea of a Boston Little Saigon resurfaces among members of the Networking Organization for Vietnamese Americans (NOVA).

Gathering Public Interest

April 2018

The first public meeting held in the Dorchester community to gather interests for a cultural district.

Cultural District Consultation

May 2018

Meeting with the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture provided information on the process and criteria for a cultural district.

Working on a Name

July 2018

Many working sessions were held to discuss the name designation and goals for the cultural district.

Finalizing the Name

August 2018

At this public meeting, Boston Little Saigon became the official name for the cultural district initiative. 

Gathering Support

December 2018

From businesses to organizations, to city and state representatives, we were gathering as much support as we could!

City of Boston Approval

September 2019

A public hearing was held and city councilors voted to pass the designation of a Boston Little Saigon Cultural District!

Awaiting State Approval

September 2019

A public hearing was held and city councilors voted to pass the designation of a Boston Little Saigon Cultural District!

CONTACT US

1443A Dorchester Ave #2

Boston MA, 02122

info @ bostonlittlesaigon.org

617-858-5286

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