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"The Hills are Alive" July 19th Grand Opening Ceremony 
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Reminder: It's not too late to register this summer!

July 22 - August 27
Master the upper body movements of Chinese dance, which are fused with the lower body movements of ballet barre work.
AAIFF '16: For Youth By Youth

Sat, Jul 23 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
For Youth By Youth celebrates the newest generation of media makers under 21. This year's selections spans five countries across Asia. By exploring complex themes of natural disaster, disease, war, job security, gender inequality, and religious conflict, these films seek to educate and inspire, in the hope of achieving a more compassionate world.
Summer Trip to the Yiddish Book Center

Sunday, July 24 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Join us for a visit to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The  summer trip includes transportation, kosher lunch and snacks, and a special guided tour of the Center's architecturally unique building,  designed to recall a shtetl-the iconic Jewish town of Eastern Europe- and set on the grounds of a scenic apple orchard in Amherst, Massachusetts. 
David Henry Hwang in Conversation with Christopher Chen

Thu, Jul 28 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Play Company and MOCA present a special sneak preview event! Join us for an evening of play and conversation featuring an excerpt of international award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's genre-bending new work, Caught, which premieres in New York City this August.

Chinese Community Partnership for Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

July 27, 23rd anniversary gala, 6pm @ Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth St



華埠封路拍片 補償商家增加就業

By 王靖雯 / www.worldjournal.com
華埠勿街交擺也街14日開始封路兩天兩夜拍攝電視劇,車輛不得駛入及停泊在單行的勿街以南路段。被封閉路段商家有人歡喜有人愁,有的店家認為封路時段主要為晚間,而且有助華埠旅遊業發展;有的則認為阻礙生意,造成顧客流失。
衛生局的資料顯示,儘管提出警告,懷孕的紐約市民還是繼續前往茲卡疫區旅遊

2016 年 7 月 20 日 -今天在與民族和社區媒體通路成員的一場會議中,衛生局長Mary T. Bassett博士提出新的資料說明前往茲卡疫區的懷孕婦女人數以及在返國之後接受病毒檢測的人數穩定增加。茲卡已知可能造成流產與嚴重的先天缺陷,包括小頭症。衛生局今天推出新的媒體活動以為因應,傳達二條明確的訊息給已懷孕或想要懷孕的紐約市民,以及其伴侶。延後前往茲卡病毒傳染活躍的地區,並在與最近前往茲卡疫區的伴侶從事性行為時,使用保險套或其他防護措施。
In Chinatown, a Conversation About New York's Newest Art Gallery Scene

Yesterday, The W.O.W. Project hosted the second event in its Summer Series of workshops and discussions. The panel discussion titled "Chinatown: New York's Newest Art Gallery Scene?" was a conversation focused on the emergence of art spaces throughout Chinatown and how they are affecting the neighborhood. Co-moderated by the Chinatown Art Brigade's Tomei Arai and Betty Yu, the panel included Michelle Marie Esteva from Chinatown Soup and Herb Tam from the Museum of Chinese in America.
The Lost Arcade Opens at the Metrograph August 12

On August 12th, The Lost Arcade, a documentary about the end of old-school arcade  culture in New York City, opens theatrically at the Metrograph. The film, which first premiered at DOC NYC in 2015, is a heartwarming tribute to the people that inhabited the legendary Chinatown Fair arcade on Mott Street.
Digging for Gold in Chinatown's New Top, a Haven for Downtown It Girls

By Liana Satenstein / www.vogue.com
At first glance, there is nothing spectacular about 185 Centre Street. The exterior reads "New Top Jewelry" and looks the same as all the other Chinatown jewelry stores: The windows are laden with Buddha pendants, trays of engagement rings priced to sell, and gold Cuban and cable link chains. It's so nondescript that on most days, people searching for New Top often mistake it for the store directly next door.
The Future Is Expensive Chinese Food

As various immigrant groups have arrived in significant numbers on American shores, one of two fates has tended to befall the culinary knowledge they've brought with them: Their recipes have either been granted admission to high-end, white-tablecloth establishments or relegated to lower-status eateries, often taking on the label of "ethnic" food.
New York City's 30 Most Iconic Dishes

You could spend a full year eating out every night and still never try all of the great food that New York City has to offer. But if you want a taste of classic NYC, and the dishes that shaped the current dining scene, here's a starter kit. These 30 dishes have all achieved legend status. 
Development & Communication Intern

The CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc) is looking for a Development Intern for summer 2016 (July-September) and/or fall 2016 (September-December). Dates are flexible. The intern will work closely with the Development team and program staff. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety projects and will learn about multiple facets of non-profit fundraising, from events and major gifts to corporate, foundation, and government fundraising.
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Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months in reading and math skills while their higher-income peers make slight gains.  These losses add up.  By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 ½ to 3 years behind their peers.
 
To help combat summer learning loss, 28 volunteers from JP Morgan Chase visited the Chinatown Y's Summer Camp at PS 2 for Summer Reading Day this past Tuesday.  The volunteers spent the afternoon reading, laughing, and playing with 108 smiling Campers, proving together that reading is FUN!  At the end of the day, thanks to the generosity of JP Morgan Chase, each Camper received a copy of the book they read together.  Of course the volunteers didn't leave empty-handed.  Each one took home a handmade Thank You card from the Campers!
 
Please remember that every dollar you give to the Chinatown Y's Annual Campaign directly helps a child or family in need. Just $100 can safely introduce a child to a lifetime love of the water with a month of swim lessons.

With a gift of $500, a child can be safe, engaged, and connected when school is out through a month of Summer Day Camp at the Y. Every child deserves the chance to thrive, especially during the summer!  You make the Y available to the children and families who need us most.  Your commitment gives us the strength to better serve the neighborhood.  Together, we can help all New Yorkers get the shot at success they deserve.

Strengthen your community by making a GIFT to the Y!



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