ArtsBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts.
In 1995, the then newly elected Mayor Thomas Menino challenged the National Trust for Historic Preservation to expand its National Main Street model to Boston. The result was Boston Main Streets, the first urban, multi-district Main Street program in the United States. Boston Main Streets now brings the technical knowledge of business district revitalization to nineteen Boston business districts. Chinatown Main Street established as a 501(c) 3 organization to support the very important work of the neighborhood and community.
Chinatown Main Street is responsible for beautifying the districts, recruiting new businesses, retaining and strengthening existing businesses, and drawing people into the districts to shop and recreate, maintain safety and promote cleanliness of the Community.