News & Events in Chinatown
|PO Chris Yip to Perform at Carnegie Hall
- March 03, 8pm
New York Piano Society will present its gala benefit concert in Weili
Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. on March 3. Police Officer Chris
Ka Kit Yip has been invited to perform at the concert. Officer Yip
arrived in New York from Hong Kong with his parents at age 10. He
attended PS 24, IS 189 and Francis Lewis High School in Queens. Upon
graduation, he enrolled at the State University of New York at Stony
Brook, where he graduated with a major in linguistics and obtained a
teaching certificate. He began his piano studies at the age of 22. He
later became acquainted with the Brooklyn Music School when he was
assigned to the 88th Precinct in Fort Greene. The New York Piano
Society, Inc., founded in 2005 by pianist Elena Leonova, is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to discovering and developing concert artists
whose primary profession or field of study lies outside the field of
"Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition
The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale
international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known worldwide.
The competition aims to persuade students in various countries to learn
Chinese and strengthen the world's understanding of Chinese language and
culture. It consists of competitions for foreign college students,
foreign high school students and foreign students in China. Once
again, along with the New York Service Center for Chinese Overseas Study
Fellows, Inc., The Confucius Institute at Pace University will be
hosting the finals of the "Chinese Bridge" East USA Chinese Proficiency
Competition for Foreign College Students at the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on April 7, 2012
Preliminaries for the competition will be held in late March at various
locations. Registration to compete in this exciting competition
is due by March 12, 2012
. If you would like to participate, you can find more information about the "Chinese Bridge" Competition please visit http://english.hanban.org/node_7578.htm
Come Learn Investing Safely & Knowing Your Rights
March 4th, 2012 - Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
can you protect your investments? What are your broker's
responsibilities? What happens if I lose money? Learn all about investor
protection and rights at: "Investing Safely & Knowing Your
Rights" Sunday March 4, 2012 - 2pm at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. 62 Mott Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013. Presented by: New York Law School.
Chinese Corner Spring '12 Week 2 - What's Your Favorite Chinese Song?
March 1th, 2012 - Confucius Institute at Pace University
Please students and friends this Thursday, March 1, 2012, 12:20pm at Confucius Institute, for another Chinese Corner where we will:
- Learn some popular Chinese songs;
- Watch clips of Chinese songs in different genres;
- Share with us your favorite Chinese song(s).
If you have a favorite song in mind that you want to learn, feel free
to respond to this email. We encourage you to learn a Chinese song and
maybe practice it at a Karaoke with friends during spring break!
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Occupational Therapy FUN DAY at Hamilton Madison House
Can Your Child Benefit from Occupational Therapy? Let Hamilton Madison House Help You Learn More.
March 24th, 2012 - 50 Madison Street, Gymnasium
Therapy can help children who are having difficulty moving their bodies
when they play, interacting with other children, meeting classroom
expectations for behavior and handwriting and participating in their
daily self care.
If your child is having difficulties in any of these areas, please join us to learn more about Occupational Therapy.
will have an opportunity to talk with an Occupational Therapist who can
answer questions about what they can offer your child while the
children participate in activities. Find out more and RSVP at: (212) 571-2823
House is a voluntary, non-profit settlement house in the Two
Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan's Lower East Side dedicated to
improving the quality of life in its community and beyond.
BAL-LIN: Beer and Basketball at MOCA
Mon, Mar 12 from 7pm - 11pm
will prevail when Jeremy and Derrick go head to head on March 12th?
Come find out at MOCA amongst friends while watching the game projected
live. Ballers and non-ballers welcome. In the style of Mystery Science
Theater, MOCA will feature a panel of bloggers, aficionados, and good
old fashioned basketball fans to provide fun facts, anecdotes and
opinion during the game. Guest commentators include Dustin Chin
(SportsCenter.com), Hua Hsu (Grantland),Ursula Liang (ESPN), Kai Ma
(ourchinatown.org), and Rain Noe (writer, Knicks news junkie). We'll
provide beer, snacks, and prizes.
Find out more HERE.
Holiday Lanterns in Chinatown (East Broadway)
you're walking down Mott Street during the evening and happen to spot
someone sporting a large bag of bottles, the odds are good it's a famous
winemaker, sommelier or wine collector on his or her way to Peking Duck
House (No. 28). This Chinatown mainstay has long been a favorite among
oenophiles-both for its generous corkage policy (free for all) as well
as for its duck.
There are so few New York restaurants where you
can bring your own wine without paying the consequences (a hefty corkage
fee or really bad food) that the Peking Duck House is a particularly
welcome exception to the general rule. And if you factor in the
reasonable prices and the waiters' facility with a corkscrew, you might
wonder, as my friends and I did, why we haven't been eating there at
least once a week.
the food is fairly good overall, the duck is truly splendid-perfectly
cooked with just the right ratio of fat, crispy skin and tender meat-and
it is accompanied by terrific pancakes. We brought six bottles of wine,
of which one was corked. (BYO rule of thumb: Always bring backups when
the corkage is free.) The best duck wines were the two Rieslings-one
from Alsace, one German-though the wine of the evening was an Australian
Shiraz. Bernie Sun, wine director of the Jean Georges restaurant group
and a regular at Peking Duck House, also likes to pair Syrah with his
Peking duck, saying it "cuts through the richness." He admitted that
Billecart Salmon Rosť Champagne was a favorite as well.
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in Manhattan's Chinatown are going to participate in the excitement
which promises to entice food enthusiasts and visitors with a 10 day
celebration of Chinese food offered at a great price. The special prix
fixe multi-course dinner will be priced starting at $18.88 per person
(tax and gratuity not included).
businesses (i.e., spas, jewelry shops, grocery stores, clothiers,
bakeries, smoothie shops, and bubble tea houses) in Manhattan's
Chinatown are also participating by offering various promotions during
Chinatown Restaurant Week to enhance and extend visitors' Chinatown
Click HERE to register your business.