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Featured Store of the Week

"CFG Boutique"

CFG Boutique has an outfit for every occasion. From evening dinner parties to weddings and everyday wear. Conveniently located in Chinatown on 217 Centre Street, the vibrant boutique specializes in traditional Chinese outfits and Asian inspired motifs. Carrying clothing and accessories for men, women and children of all ages.  With their experienced tailor (of 40 plus years) they can even make to measure and customize any outfit to your liking.


Find great fashion and/or give something unique to your loved ones this holiday.  CFG is currently having a 30-50% off discount during their 2011 Christmas Sale.


Address:  217 Centre Street / New York, NY 10013

Phone:  917-237-0688

Local Events in Chinatown:

Historic Chinatown, Little Italy Banners Aim to Lure WTC Tourists

(By: Serena Solomon, From: DNAinfo.com)

CHINATOWN - Chinatown and Little Italy are stepping up efforts to draw World Trade Center tourists with roadside banners highlighting buildings in the historic neighborhoods.


The 40 banners, depicting a series of five buildings, were unveiled Thursday by Councilwoman Margaret Chin and other community representatives. The signs, in part a celebration of the district's enrolment on the National Register of Historic Places, are the second of a three-phase plan to draw tourists to the neighborhood. "When you have millions and millions of tourists coming to Lower Manhattan, we want them to see all the other neighborhoods as well," said Chin, who boarded a cherry picker to highlight the banners hung on Mott and Canal Streets on Thursday morning.

Every year, between four and five million tourists visit the World Trade Center site, which is a 20-minute walk from Chinatown and Little Italy. The councilwoman, along with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation and the Little Italy Merchants Association are working on attracting those visitors to their neighborhood.


Read FULL ARTICLE at source. 



The On Leong Tong/Chinese Merchant Building at 38 Mott Street features Chinese-style architectural elements and motifs. (James Gulliver Hancock.)
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

As the spring thunder rolls in, the magical Chinese Dragon wakes up from its hibernation and descends from the high mountains.  It swims into the ocean and flies above the clouds to spread its rain making power to ensure a prosperous Year of the Dragon on earth.  Go to NJPAC to catch a glimpse of the glorious and majestic spirit of the dragon in a stunning presentation full of visual beauty and excitement.  See spectacular dances based on ancient legends and folklore; hear world class Chinese instrumentalists showcase beautiful and exotic sounds from a far away land rich in diverse ethnic tradition; learn the art of Origami from artist Penny Sing and take home a paper cut creation from Master Paper Cutting Artist Hou-Tien Cheng.  


The Dragon symbolizes potent and auspicious power of the Chinese people.  Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to mark this significant year in the Zodiac cycle.  To complete the celebration, participate in one of the pre-performance workshops and join the Company for the Feast of the Dragon King Gala.  


For more info:  call (800) 650-0246 or visit 
Chen Dance Center

Nutcracker Excerpts is a charming school showcase performed by CDC Dance students and members of H.T. Chen & Dancers.


Join them for this special holiday event in Chinatown, NY. For more information, please contact 212-349-0126. Please note that different classes have different show times and show dates. 


Saturday, Dec 17 at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm 

Sunday, Dec 18 at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm


Admission:  $8 General

Venue:  70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor 

New York, NY 10013 


Click Here for More Info

School's Out Program at the New York Chinese Cultural Center
Great option for working parents
The New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) announces the registration for its School's Out Program is now open! The School's Out Program is a five-day Chinese cultural mini-camp for children ages 4-9 when school is closed.

The first School's Out session runs from December 26th to December 30th, 2011 when school is closed for the holiday. The program includes daily Chinese dance, gymnastics, Mandarin, and arts & crafts classes. 
The schedule starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m., and tuition for this five-day program is only $300. 
This is an affordable and great option for working parents that are looking for special activities for their children when school is out. Registration must be completed one week in advance. For more information, call 212.334.3764 or visit
New York Chinese Cultural Center
School of the Arts
390 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

Many baby boomers began turning 65 this year as the nation faced one of its toughest economic downturns in history. Ensuring that older adults 
can live with financial security as well as adequate and affordable health care is now a priority.
According to an AARP study, two-thirds of Asian American seniors in New York receive Social Security income for their households. Yet, for many Asians who are entitled to benefits, language differences, cultural issues and lack of program awareness present barriers to these benefits.

AAJA in collaboration with AARP presents a town hall featuring experts and community leaders to talk about how to get better, effective help for seniors before it's too late. You can learn about benefits they need and about new benefits you didn't know they were entitled to, to live a high-quality life in their golden years. The event is hosted by NYU's A/P/A Institute and a reception with refreshments will follow the town hall.


RSVP to Todd Witke at twitke@aarp.org or 212.407.3706 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

6:30 pm - Meet & Greet
with Refreshments
7:00 pm - Town Hall Meeting
8:30 pm - Hors d'oeuvre &
Wine Reception

WHERE: Lipton Hall at NYU
108 West Third Street
(between Sullivan Street and MacDougal Street) 

COST: Absolutely Free
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