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Spring Up to Clean Up - Chinatown:
(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.
We need YOU to help kick off our inaugural spring cleaning event. Flowers are blooming, so let's get business booming by beautifying Chinatown. Get involved--it's for the greater green!

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 and get up-to-the-date info on this clean-up, please fill out form at:  www.ChinatownPartnership.org       

Lee Kum Kee Cooking Seminar


Learn new and unique Chinese cooking skills from the experts in Chinese cuisine.  There will be live demonstrations of the making in various popular Chinese dishes.  Improve your current cooking skills or learn brand new ones! 

WHEN:  April 23rd & April 30th - 11am to 1pm

WHERE:  CMP / 70 Mulberry Street, 5FL


INFO:  212-571-1690


AlsoSeeking Chefs - Chefs are also welcome to register and come demonstrate your skills, all registered chefs will receive a free gift.  Chef Requirements:  Must have professional restaurant cuisine skills and be 18 years of age or older.



NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Launches Quit Smoking Campaign In Chinatown

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has launched the Nicotine Patch and Gum Program in Chinatown to help the Chinese population in the City quit smoking and live a healthier life.  Those interested can register for the program HERE , or through 311 or the Chinese Hotline 347-396-4595.   


The above posters and flyers of the program, printed in Chinese, has been distributed throughout the Chinatown community.



Chinatown Cherry Blossom Festival Is Coming!

WHERE:  Confucius Plaza Square in Front of 33 Bowery


WHEN:  11am to 5pm / Saturday, April 14th


WHAT:  There will be dancing and singing performances by various artists and a raffle will be held to win prizes!  Attendees will be treated to (while supplies last) FREE bubble tea, FREE BBQ Chicken Wings & FREE gifts!




Merkaz Bnos Career Institute in Chinatown  


A new school has recently joined the neighborhood. Merkaz Bnos Career Institute is the latest addition to the Chinatown community. Located at 401 Broadway Suite 206, Merkaz Bnos Career Institute, which specializes in training in the fields of Medical Specialist, Medical Office Specialist and Software Specialist.  They have experienced staff that will work with English and non-English speaking students. Merkaz Bnos is registered with the New York State Education Department and fully accredited by the Commission on Secondary School of the Middle States Association of Colleges and School and by the Council on Occupational Education.

For more information 646-205-0577 


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Chinatown In the News

Pho Bang
175 Mott Street

By Chris Stang

We don't claim to be experts on authentic Asian cuisine (or any cuisine for that matter), but we do love us a good bowl of pho. And you might not be surprised to learn that this is definitely what we would have named a pho restaurant if it were up to us. It's just that our version would have looked a lot more like spring break with soup. Who wants to party?   


For these kinds of eating adventures, we like to enlist the help of a true authority on the subject, and in this instance we turned to our Vietnamese friend, Thanh. Thanh swears that this is the best pho in New York City, and I'll be damned if we're gonna be the ones to disagree. We eat our fair share of this Vietnamese staple, and have to say that Pho Bang satisfies like no other. There aren't many things better in this world than a huge bowl of oxtail broth with noodles and fixins - and this one is super flavorful and perfectly rich. If you want to get real serious, you'll do like Thanh does and order a side of melted pork fat to throw into the mix. A move like that will earn you some respect around here, and it will also earn you a few extra pounds on the way to a much huger ass. That's a win/win as far as we're concerned.


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Photo Credit: Andrew Landry/Flickr


Sales tax break for New Yorkers 
New York shoppers jumped at the chance to save some money on Sunday, thanks to new state rules exempting clothes and shoes that cost less than $110 from sales tax.  Sam Guttman, 34, of Brooklyn, filled up his cart with designer clothes at Century 21 in lower Manhattan, guessing he'd save $50. "I figured I'd come enjoy the savings New York State is passing on to its consumers," said Guttman. "Shirts, suits, ties - I went a little shirt-crazy. . . . You buy a couple things, and it adds up."

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver predicted letting shoppers avoid the 4% sales tax would give the economy a boost - and stop New Yorkers from crossing the border into neighboring states in search of savings.  "They can shop in New York. They don't have to travel. New York will now match New Jersey, Connecticut, all of the Eastern states in providing sales tax exemption for this year and into next year," Silver (D-Manhattan) said.    

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Spring Exhibitions at MoCA:  America through a Chinese Lens

America through a Chinese Lens surveys photography of American life as shot by contemporary Chinese and Chinese American artists, documentary photographers and non-professionals, identifying the specific ways in which the Chinese have used the camera to see this country - its beauty, contradictions, and realities.  


The exhibition spans many generations of photographers: contemporary artists who use the medium as well as snapshots taken by new immigrants from the 1950s to today which have been selected from MOCA's permanent collection. During the run of the show, new media artist and design strategist An Xiao will be shooting and posting photographs regularly as she travels throughout the west and southwest, offering a live visual essay about her America at MoCA's tumblr page:  




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Chen Dance Center 
Spring 2012 newsteps

Congratulations to the newly selected newsteps Choreographers' Series Artists: Ella Rosewood, Toni Johnson, Natalia Duong, Timothy Edwards, Jonathan Campbell & Austin Diaz and Leigh Atwell & Maya Krishnasastry! These choreographers were selected through live audition before a panel of three.


These artists will receive a space grant to complete their work-in-progress and be produced in 3 public performances:  


April 12 - 14, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Meet the artists for a Discussion after the show on Friday evening.


Reservations are Required as seating is limited. Call 212.349.0438



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