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Chinatown, Little Italy and the Bowery - Many Choices, Endless Memories  

Treat mom to an unforgettable Mother's Day with brunch on Mulberry Street, Dim-Sum on Mott Street, or dinner on East Broadway. After eating, take mom for a stroll down Canal Street and the Bowery for some jewelry that's fit only for a magnificent lady.

Did you know "Dim Sum" means "Touch the Heart" in Chinese? Show mom how much she touches your heart with an experience that she'll never forget.



Did You Know? (Earth Day In Chinatown) 

Over 300 Volunteers Participated in Chinatown BID's Inaugural Earth Day "Spring Up to Clean Up" Chinatown Event 

On April 22nd, several hundred volunteers consisting of students, local residents and the CleanStreet worker team participated in Chinatown BID's first annual Earth Day Chinatown street cleaning event. The huge group was divided into 8 teams which spread out all over Chinatown to pickup litter and trash from the sidewalks/streets. Students also made Chinatown more green by planting flowers in Chatham Square and Columbus park.  In addition, students also held a special event for Pvt. Danny Chen by folding cranes and signing a giant birthday card in memory of Danny who would have turned 20 on May 26 this Memorial Day.



Council Member Margaret Chin And the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus Present:  Employment and Small Business Opportunity Expo



The New York City Council Black Latino and Asian Caucus and the New Balance Track and Field Center will host a one day career and small business expo designed to connect New York City residents to a broad range of job training, hiring and small business development resources. This event-- the first of its kind-- will provide job seekers and, aspiring and fledgling business owners the opportunity to interface with employers, training providers, small business development experts and lenders, and ultimately walk away with advice, loan applications, training and connections to a multitude of opportunities!

The New York City Small Business and Career Development Expo will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 11am to 2pm at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in Washington Heights. The renovated Armory and New Balance Track and Field Center is home to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and boasts over 30,000 square feet of venue space. Three thousand New York City residents of 27 City Council districts will be invited to attend this special event, which will offer four program tracks, or zones.


For more info, please click HERE.  Or call (212)587-3159 / email chin@council.nyc.gov  



Museum at Eldridge Street Present:   

An Evening at the Catskills 

Wednesday - May 16 - 7pm 


Simon Says: You will have the time of your life at an evening inspired by the fun-filled ambience of the Borscht Belt, the famed Jewish summer vacation region of the Catskills. Enjoy a musical, magical revue by Folksbiene performers Shane Baker and Steve Sterner. Be the last one standing at a wicked game of Simon Says. Try your hand at Canasta and Bingo while enjoying a Creamsicle. All while taking in the magnificent ambience of our landmark site and meeting other like-minded souls. Beer and wine will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.  


Yiddishe Mamas - Mother's Day Walking Tour 

Sunday * May 13 * 11 am


Start a new family tradition this Mother's Day and discover your roots on our Lower East Side walking tour. We'll fete you with rugelach, bagels and coffee and then follow in the footsteps of strong-willed women associated with our gateway neighborhood. Hear about free-thinker Emma Goldman, Henry Street founder Lillian Wald, and mikvah operator Gittel Natelson. Stops include the Lower East Side's old red light district, NYC's oldest operating mikvah, and former famed shops and eateries.   


Museum at Eldridge Street:
12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets

Easy to get to: B & D trains to Grand Street; F train to East Broadway;  M15 bus to Canal and Allen Streets

www.eldridgestreet.org or 212.219.0888



Chinatown BID Announces RFP for Sanitation Services and RFI for Holiday Lighting


For information regarding the RFP and RFI, please visit:  www.supportchinatownbid.org

The Chinatown District Management Association (CDMA), Inc. aka Chinatown BID is a nonprofit organization created on February 1, 2012 to provide supplemental cleaning and maintenance services, holiday decorations and service improvements that will enhance the public enjoyment of Chinatown.   


The Chinatown DMA is the 67th BID created in New York City. The City's BIDs supplement city sanitation and public safety services, promote businesses through marketing initiatives and advocacy, enhance the city's physical environment through streetscape improvements projects, and engage local community with student internship programs. In addition, BIDs working together with the city government helps improves quality of life for New Yorkers, visitors; raises standards and helps strengthen the local economy.    


For more information please visit:  http://supportchinatownbid.org/ 


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Upcoming Events

Celebrate Buddha's 2556th Birthday With the American Buddhist Confederation

You, your family and friends are sincerely invited to participate in the Buddha Bathing ceremony and parade in Manhattan Chinatown, organized by the American Buddhist Confederation, May 19, 2012, in honor of the 2556th Vesak Festival, an important event observed by Buddhist followers worldwide in commemoration of the Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing of The Buddha.

Come join the celebration. See event schedule below:


Venue: Chinese Community Center, 62 Mott St., Chinatown, NYC 10013

Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 12:30 - 05:30PM

Click HERE to see a part of last year's ceremony on YouTube. 
Hester Street Fair
Open every Saturday, 10am-6pm

Hester Street Fair, located in a beautiful park setting, was once home to New York City's largest and oldest pushcart markets. Their mission is to sell quality goods and food, but to also create a space that reflects the dynamic energy of the Lower East Side.

Located at the corner of Hester and Essex Street, the fair celebrates the culture and rich history of the Lower East Side neighborhood.  At the turn of the century, Hester Street was the site of the busiest outdoor market in New York City: "There is hardly a square foot of ground in Hester Street that is not covered with people during the day. The whole place seems to be in a state of perpetual motion, and the occasional visitor is apt to have a feeling of giddiness." - NY Times, July 27, 1895.


Today, the Hester Street Fair focuses on curated local goods, food and most importantly, highlights the vibrant spirit of the community. Located at Hester and Essex Streets, the tree-lined site is ideally situated between both F stops (East Broadway/Delancey) and adjacent to Seward park.


Find more info HERE

Employers Needed For S.T.E.P. Summer Teen Employment Program 

The Lower East Side Prevention Coalition is seeking private sector employers to provide summer employment opportunities between July 5th and August 18th for young people ages 16 through 21.  The estimated financial commitment is approximately $1500 per job.  This project, Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP), strives to place at least 50 students in jobs.

The Lower East Side Prevention Coalition is a consortium of agencies including Immigrant Social Services, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, Hamilton-Madison House, the Oce of the Manhattan District Attorney, NYS Oce of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, The Department of Education and the Chinatown Manpower Project.  The mission of the Lower East Side Prevention Coalition is to promote positive youth development and to address factors that expose youth to alcohol, drug use, gang influence, violence and gambling.

- Help employ students for 6 weeks from July 5th to August 18th (Minimum wage for at least 20 hours/week).

- Job candidates are pre-screened to match job requirements.

- Job candidates come recommended by teachers or community leaders.

- Employers make the final decision on who they hire.

Make a difference in shaping the future of our younger generation. For further information contact:  Michael Tsang / 212-566-2729 or michael@twobridges.org 
Would you like a seat?
CityBench is coming!
(Help suggest a location)

The CityBench program is an initiative to increase the amount of public seating on New York City's streets. DOT is installing attractive and durable benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens.

These benches will make streets more comfortable for transit riders, pedestrians and visitors, especially for those who are older and disabled. Anyone can request a bench. DOT is seeking input from all New Yorkers to recommend locations for benches. 

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