ExploreChinatown Newsletter
Super Saturday Lion Dance Performances (2/12/22)
Lions and tigers... but no bears. Maybe. If you've been itching to see lion dances since the start of the Year of the Tiger, this is the weekend to come down to the neighborhood to fill up your social media with performances galore. Buy a party snap, confetti popper, bubble tea, lunch, dinner, dessert, gifts, Super Bowl groceries/supplies, and other great memories in Chinatown! #ExploreChinatown
Save the Date

Feb 20 - Lunar New Year Parade & Cultural Festival
2022 Chinatown Consumer Survey
This Lunar New Year did you shop in Manhattan Chinatown? Fill out the our 2022 Chinatown Consumer Survey online. Your feedback will support our NYC small businesses community!
2022 Sweethearts Shop Local
For the second straight year, neighborhood organizations representing New York City’s five boroughs, have joined forces to deliver messages of love and support to small businesses throughout the city – all in time for Valentine’s Day, February 14. Locations differ, but the message is the same: Shop local; Call direct for delivery; Leave a positive review; Give a shout out on social media; and do Takeout Tuesdays.

“New Yorkers and visitors alike are invited to come visit Chinatown not only for your Valentine’s Day, but also to celebrate the Lunar New Year’s New Moon Lantern Festival with us, on February 15th,” said Chinatown BID Executive Director, Wellington Chen. “Commemorating a time when villagers in Hunan worked together, lighting lanterns at every doorway, we, too, can send a message to everyone about our resilient small business community. Join the Chinatown BID as we celebrate Lunar New Year with our #SmallBusinessSweetie neighbors who work hard every day to get us through this pandemic, and enjoy delicious traditional sweets during this holiday season!”

A dozen ideas to be a #SmallBusinessSweetie in Chinatown

  1. Alimama Tea, 87A Bayard Street (Dessert)
  2. Manhattan Florist, 87B Bayard Street (Flowers)
  3. Uniqulee, 36 Mott Street (Gifts)
  4. New York Jewelers Exchange, 70-74 Bowery (Gifts)
  5. Renew Day Spa 2, 78 Bowery (Spa)
  6. Tofu Tofu, 96 Bowery (Korean Cuisine)
  7. Pinklady Cheese Tart, 11 Mott Street (Dessert)
  8. Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center, 8 Mott Street (Arcade)
  9. The Chai Spot, 156 Mott Street (Tea)
  10. Jing Fong, 202 Centre Street (Chinese Dim Sum & Cuisine)
  11. Canal Street Market, 256 Canal Street (Food Court & Gifts)
  12. The Little One, 150 East Broadway (Dessert)
Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony
Missed the firecracker ceremony at SDR Park? Here's a video that captured the festivities of the event. #LunarNewYear #YearOfTheTiger
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(Deadline: 3/1/22)
Community Boards are the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most grass-roots form of local government. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards are composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms– thus, 25 members are appointed (or reappointed) each year.
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