Dear (Contact First Name),


Chinatown Partnership LDC, 
ExploreChinatown, & Chinatown BID wishes everyone a joyful holiday and a happy New Year!  
祝大家節日(聖誕)及 新年快樂
Chinatown holiday lights and lighting ceremony.
Holiday Discount
How about giving the gift of a Haagen Dazs gift card for the love ones. 
For a limited time only, Haagen Dazs Chinatown will give you a FREE $5 gift card for any $25 gift card you purchase! 

 53 Mott Street

Career Training
Chinese-American Planning Council is now offering two new career training programs: 
For more information please contact:
165 Eldridge Street, 2nd Floor
Chinatown in the News
Read the latest review by NY Times of a Chinatown seafood restaurant (Royal Seafood Restaurant) praising it for it's value, deliciousness and many reasons why Chinatown is a must-visit for fans of authentic Chinese food.

New Holiday Lighting Brightens Chinatown

Holiday lighting ceremony attended by community leaders and elected officials celebrated the latest addition to a series of brand new holiday lighting fixtures that were installed across Chinatown's major "gateways".  After the full deployment of the new holiday lighting series, Chinatown will be lit up by almost 100 new street lighting.  8 are giant "Welcome "gateways, 24 are 3-D guiding "crystal star-lights"  and other upcoming "earring" style lighting never before seen in Chinatown will also be deployed to last through Lunar New Year.


The new holiday lighting brings holiday cheers and welcome visitors as soon as they enter the district.  According to Executive Director of the Chinatown Partnership, Wellington Chen, the new lighting is a symbol of hope in bringing light to the darkness. And it is much like the bright star which guided the 3 wise men (Magi) into finding their ways.


The symbolism also refers to the recovery from losses of business suffered by Chinatown merchants due to Super-storm Sandy and the recent global economic downturn. The ancient coins that symbolizes prosperity are intertwined into the design and the banner emphasizes the need to work together in achieving a rising fortune for all of Chinatown.


New holiday lighting is just part of many initiatives by the Chinatown BID and the Chinatown Partnership's work to highlight Chinatown and to assist Chinatown merchants.

Holiday Activities


Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours
Tuesday, December 25

Klez Concert at 1 pm; Tours at 10, 11, 12, 2, 3 & 4

Looking for a fun alternative on Christmas Day? Explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue and our local Chinatown neighborhood. The synagogue tours uncovers the history and architecture of the landmark site. At 1pm, join them for their annual family concert, where you can can sing, dance and learn Yiddish. Clarinetist Greg Wall and Klezmerfest will lead you on a musical tour of Eastern Europe, culminating with a festive audience-enacted shtetl wedding.  RSVP Here

Hot Cider Walking Tours

Wednesday, December 26 & Thursday, December 27 at 2pm

Meet at Eldridge Street for hot cider and then eat your way through Lower East Side history on this delicious neighborhood walking tour. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialist hot spots and sample treats from local vendors, including rugelach, bialys and pickled herring.  RSVP Here

12 Eldridge Street, 212-219-0888
Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund-Raiser a Big Success!
Over $75,000+ in relief funds were raised by the Chinatown BID & Chinatown Partnership for eligible Chinatown small businesses.

On December 19th, at Grand Harmony Restaurant, Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown BID, community organizations & elected officials worked together to raise over $75,000+ in Sandy Relief Funds for eligible Chinatown small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy.


Chinatown merchants affected by Sandy are welcomed to apply for the Sandy Relief Grant.  Details, eligibility and application can be found at, the deadline for all applications are January 8th, 2013.


Executive director of Chinatown Partnership Wellington Chen was delighted that the event was a big success as it exceeded all initial goals & benchmarks and feel thankful for all the contributions made by the participants of the event.  The fund raiser's theme "Yes there was a Sandy, but there are many Santa's helpers" really came true as donations were made by many caring individuals and supporters of Chinatown.

New York food tour in Manhattan's Chinatown



New York's Chinatown is busiest from Christmas to New Year (that is February's Chinese New Year). It is a time when Midtown Manhattanites need a reprieve from the tourists blocking up the sidewalks. 'Tis also the season for Jews to have their Christmas Chinese feasts. And of course, wherever the locals go, so too do the travelers.


Most people are familiar with Manhattan's Chinatown, the biggest in North America. But one of the next largest Chinatowns is also in New York, in an area of Queens called Flushing. For these reasons, here is my two part series: A Food Tour of New York's Two Chinatowns.


One of the specialties of Chinese gastronomy is dim sum. Essentially, it's when food carts are pushed around a restaurant and eaters select small portions-some tasty, some terrible-from off the cart. Chinatown, which is an enclave of deliciousness and disgustingness, should be treated like a dim sum cart. Instead of settling down at one restaurant and eating their one great menu item and complementing it with a few average dishes, why not enjoy the best dish from Restaurant A and then head off to Restaurant B for their top delicacy, continuing this food tour until you are disgusted with yourself? (Tip: Take this food tour through New York's Chinatowns with three friends and you can easily get to Restaurant H.)


This week, let's take a look at the best restaurants to include in your food tour of Manhattan's Chinatown.


Continue Reading Article at the Source and discover their many detailed sections on fine dining in Chinatown:

Chinatown Restaurants to Try During the Holidays
Ha Moon Chow Mai Fun (Rice Noodles) Canton Kitchen, 171 Hester St
Roast duck rolls from Peking Duck House and seafood soup.

Boiled dumplings, from Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle, 144 E. Broadway
Mushroom chicken spaghetti, S.Wan Cafe, 85 Eldridge St
Chinatown Photo:  Tranquility In Metropolis

Retirees Practices TaiChi in Chinatown Near Manhattan Bridge

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