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Small Business Saturday is set to take placeon Saturday, November 26, and we're celebrating with a #ShopSmall selfie campaign. 

The idea is simple: on November 26
, help us celebrate our neighborhood's many unique small businesses by taking a selfie in your favorite Chinatown area shop. Be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #ShopSmall. We will be sharing our favorites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  More Info. 


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Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.

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Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Gary Hattem
Wed, November 30 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Gary Hattem president of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Managing Director of their Community Development Finance Group, and a former community-based low-income housing developer, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Hattem.  Get more info >
MOCACREATE: Memorable Meals
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 from 1:00pmto 4:00pm

What three foods can you not live without? Can you share a Chinese food memory or story from your past? Using your answers as inspiration and a blank potholder as your canvas, record your memories with fabric paint, paint pens, felt, stamps, and more. Display and use it in your kitchen!

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Food and the Chinese American Journey: A Conversation with Anne Mendelson and Kian Lam Kho
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In her new book, Chow Chop Suey: Food and the Chinese American Journey, culinary historian Anne Mendelson uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society in America. 

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Save the date! 2016 NYCCC Open House
Saturday, December 10 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Interested in seeing what you can learn at NYCCC's School of the Arts? Join us at our 2016 School of the Arts Open House! See Chinese dance, Kung Fu and acrobatic performances performed by our current students! Admission is free!

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Lalo Opens in Former Winnie's Space in Chinatown
The new creative Mexican American spot from the chef at El Rey opened for dinner last Thursday night. Lalo is taking over the space occupied for almost three decades by Winnie's, the beloved former karaoke bar at 104 Bayard St. New York Magazine has details in this week's issue.

LEAD for New Moms: Empowering Young Immigrant Mothers
Did you know that one out of five New Yorkers is an immigrant woman? Or that immigrant women are the mothers of more than half of all children born in New York City each year?

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November 20:  2016 World Day of Remembrance with Transportation Alternatives. Yellow ribbons sculpture commemorating a loved one killed or injured in traffic. #transalt #visionzero #nycdot

November 13:  #KidneyWalk  2016 Kidney Walk - National Kidney Foundation

November 18:  Yes, the River (and the fish) are back at 395 Broadway. Welcome back Pearl River Mart 

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View:  Chinatown Newsletter -November 21, 2016


View:  Chinatown Newsletter -November 9, 2016


View:  Chinatown Newsletter - October 31, 2016


View:  Chinatown Newsletter - October 23, 2016



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