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Earth Day in Chinatown! (Reminder) 

Spring Up to Clean Up - Chinatown:
(And Get Community Service Credits)

April 22nd is Earth Day in Chinatown! 

Get out your calendars and spread the word: Sunday, April 22nd is Chinatown Business Improvement District's (BID) inaugural Spring Cleaning Day. Flowers are blooming, so let's get business booming by beautifying Chinatown. Come together with your friends and family to improve our community. This is also the perfect chance to fulfill your service credits/hours. We will be handing out certificates of service. 

WHEN: 10AM-4PM, Sunday - April 22nd

Meet at the Pavillion in Columbus Park 67 Mulberry Street, New York, 10013


10:00-12:00PM: Registration
11:30-12:30PM: Meet/Greet/Photos with Elected officials and community leaders
12:30-02:30PM: CLEAN-UP
02:30-04:00PM: Activities

To RSVP, please fill out form at:  www.ChinatownPartnership.org or call Chinatown Partnership at 212-346-9288

For more information about this event, please click HERE to download our flyer and press release.


Chinatown Partnership at the "Great American Cleanup" With Miss America - Time Square, NYC April 19 2012 

Earth Day events abounded throughout all five boroughs of New York as keep New York City Beautiful Coalition celebrated its second anniversary as a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Time Square on April 19th, 2012 at the Great American Cleanup event kick off.  Miss America was in attendance to show her support for the New York City's several cleanup and keep green initiatives.

Keep America Beautiful combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America's communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable. KAB programs activate millions of volunteers each year in hands-on community improvement activities, where they learn how to take personal responsibility for improving their local comm
unity environments. www.KAB.org
Event Organizers Received "Thank You" Bags & Book from Chinatown Partnership

As part of its contribution to Earth Day, cleaning equipment maker Troy-Bilt donated a heavy duty leaf-blower and power steam washer to help keep New York City's Chinatown clean.  Wellington Chen of Chinatown Partnership accepted the generous donation and celebrates the happy occasion at Time Square.



Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival 

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival (the "Festival") is the longest running and most prestigious festival celebrating Asian American diversity and participation in community events.

This year, the Festival adds another neighborhood to its event network while offering one of New York's most impressive skyline views. DUMBO - Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, known for its growing artist community, will be the launch pad for the 33rd Annual Festival. Festival has spread out into two spaces this year: 1) Under Archway; and 2) Main Stage Arena. Festival space encompasses area between Anchorage Pl./Pearl St. to Water Street, and under Arch.

DUMBO is literally on the other side of the bridge from Chinatown, NYC. It is also local to downtown, Brooklyn, up the block from Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights. Last year, the Brooklyn Bridge Park attracted 60,000+ visitors over a single weekend.

Festival Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Chinatown In the News

Chasing the Dragon's Beard in Chinatown
By Mark Hokoda

Yao's Dragon Beard Candy is a familiar sight around Chinatown, peddling a unique Chinese confection from a cart that's turned up at various spots from Canal Street to the Bowery. Now the Dragon has landed. It's been parked recently in a corner of New G.S. Food Market, a grocery and fishmonger on Grand Street. Lau finds it well worth a visit. The namesake sweet-a cocoon of fine hand-spun sugar and maltose syrup, filled with ground peanut and shaved coconut-is "quite good," he says. "The strands are delicate and I liked the ground mixture inside."

It's also "sort of a pain to make," adds Lau (who also blogs about Yao's)-a feat of sugar-dusted performance art that you can witness up close if you happen by at the right time. And time is of the essence with dragon beard candy: Lau once got a batch that apparently had been sitting around too long, and it was disappointingly hard and dense. But he'd take his chances again. "If you're in Chinatown, I'd suggest dropping in and giving it a try," he says, "as it's definitely not very easy to find even in Asia and it's pretty tasty."

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

New York Chinese Cultural Center 38th Annual Dinner

New York Chinese Cultural Center celebrates its 38th annual fundraising dinner with silent auction, live performance, dinner, and tons of fun!

Honoring Outstanding Asian American Women
Grace Meng, New York State Assembly Member
Asian Woman in Business, organizational honoree

May 4th, 2012

Reception/Silent Auction


Dinner/Performance/Live Auction


Grand Harmony Restaurant, 98 Mott Street, NYC

For more information, please click HERE
Free Drumming Lessons for Teens (Ages 11 to 15)
Have a desire to drum?! Come drum your way to success at the Hamilton-Madison House Located at:

50 Madison St, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10038

FREE of charge, only a passion to drum is required, classes held on:

Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

For more information please contact:  Thea Goodman / thea@hmhonline.org / 212-349-3725 ext 9320 
The Ungovernables 2012 New Museum Triennial

The 2012 New Museum Triennial features thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives-totaling over fifty participants-born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US.


"The Ungovernables," the second triennial exhibition at the New Museum, acknowledges the impossibility of fully representing a generation in formation and instead embraces the energy of that generation's urgencies. These urgencies are formal and philosophical, material and ideological. They stem from the unique experiences of this generation who came of age in the aftermath of the independence and revolutionary movements that promised to topple Western colonialism. However, these revolutions became mired in military dictatorships, the emergence of integrated world capitalism, regional and global economic crises, the rise of fundamentalism, and international interventions as well as failures to intervene. Faced with this somewhat bleak inheritance, artists in "The Ungovernables" embrace their complex relationship to history and assert a remarkable resourcefulness, pragmatism, and hopefulness in their work.


Click HERE to continue reading and find out more.

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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