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The 10th Annual Chinatown Beautification Day (CBD) and their youth conference is a weekend for high school students to explore leadership and community. 


The first day involves the over 300 volunteers who physically clean the Chinatown streets to raise awareness and support for community sanitation as well as livelihood. The clean-up is followed by a full-day youth conference to discuss various, broader facets of leadership and community involvement through workshops like: environmental awareness, voting and civil rights, and racial/ethnic identity. Through this weekend, high school students are given the tools necessary to create change and encouraged to get involved in their own communities.


Here are some pictures from last year's CBD




Date:  Saturday, September 15th

Time:  9:30am (8:45am Check-in registration, snacks & t-shirts pickup)

Place:  273 Bowery, at the "Chinatown Y", walk across the Manhattan Bridge and back.

Cost:  $25 Donation


Join us on a walk to support a healthier community and strong kids. This community walk is making moves down the Bowery, so bring a walking partner with you! Every step we take together will help strengthen our community and raise dollars for our annual Strong Kids Campaign! 


Pre-register at the Member Services Desk today! The first 50 people to pre-register will get a FREE pair of men's size 9 NIKE sneakers! 


This event is organized by the Chinatown YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign Initiative.



What:  Sushi rice making tips and hands-on sushi roll making techniques taught by professional sushi chefs from Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar.

When:  August 19th (Cantonese) - August 26th (Mandarin)


Where:  CMP Kitchen Classroom, 5th Fl.  70 Mulberry Street


Cost:  $75 per person/per class.  Two people sign-up bonus available.


For more info, please visit our Facebook page.


Chinatown Teas & Drinks Sale!


New promotion at @Kung Fu Tea, 234 Canal St Unit 107



16oz watermelon slush for $1.99!  @Bubbly Tea, 55B Bayard Street



Summertime? Make it Chatime. New store, 22B Bowery, currently offering free Large upgrades until Aug 29.


Eating Along the Q: Cheap eats around Canal St.

(By Rachel Wharton / Daily News) 

Wellington Chen leads the Daily News to the best street vendors and small restaurants in Chinatown


"The Chinese care only about one thing," says Wellington Chen, the executive director of Explore Chinatown: "eating." And if you've ever stepped out of the Q train at Canal St. and Broadway, then you know the hardest part isn't finding a decent place to dine, but choosing from among so many.


The blocks around here have been known as Chinatown for nearly 150 years, and now they're literally packed with stalls, vendors, street carts, bakeries and restaurants.


That's why we asked a local to help us navigate the options: Below are Chen's faves for cheap Chinatown street snacking, all options under $5.


These are tried and true favorites, says Chen: Most "are all places I buy lunch from."


Continue reading this article and see the suggested cheap eats venues here:  NYDailyNews.com

Free Workshop: 
Introduction to Qi Gong: Shaolin Breathing

Taught by Master Fung

Open to the public on 

Aug. 25th, 4PM at the New York Chinese Cultural Center


Course Description:
Qi gong is a practice designed to achieve a balanced state of internal energy (Qi) through
strengthening muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Qi gong consists of stretching, breathing and visualization techniques. Regular practice will increase blood and energy flow and is great for overall health and well being. The course is designed to introduce students to deep breathing techniques that are combined with stretching and specific postures, all of which are designed to balance the body's energy levels.


For more info, please click HERE or call number below:


390 Broadway, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10013

Tel: (212) 334-3764


Sept. 30, 2012, 4 -6 PM  
FREE @ Queens Botanical Garden

Bring picnic blankets and summer chairs to celebrate the moon festival with your family and enjoy moon cakes, arts & crafts activities, and cultural performances.  A collaboration with the Queens Botanical Garden in celebration of the autumn moon festival.




About the Autum Moon Festival Holiday (From Wiki):
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Spring Festival and Winter Solstice. Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as:


- Eating mooncakes.

- Matchmaking. In some parts of China, dances are held for young men and women to find partners. "One by one, young women are encouraged to throw their handkerchiefs to the crowd. The young man who catches and returns the handkerchief has a chance of romance."


- Carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns.


- Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang'e


- Fire Dragon Dances.

- Moon rabbit is a traditional icon.
Mid-Autumn Festival decorations in Beijing
Read more about Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) HERE.

Columbia University School of Journalism Visits Chinatown:
(Click to Enlarge)

On August 14th, a group of Columbia University School of Journalism students visited Chinatown Partnership LCD in Chinatown with their two professors: Pam Frederick and Ruth Padawer to better understand different types of community organizations and the roles in which we play.
New Shops in Chinatown:

Red Mango yogurts & desserts coming soon to: 203 Grand Street, Chinatown

The latest hot spot for girls, The Face Shop, 6B Elizabeth St #Chinatown. This new beauty shop has products for both girls and guys.



Art by Matt Enger on display til August 19th at Christopher Henry Gallery, 127 Elizabeth St
Solo Lite Lighting, 151a Bowery. Bowery is home to the Chinatown lighting and restaurant supply district.

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