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Chinatown's Lights in the Sky Scavenger Hunt!



Chinatown's Lights in the Sky Scavenger Hunt!

Win Prizes & More

Since Christmas last year, Chinatown BID has been busy at work putting up holiday lights all around Chinatown to celebrate the Holidays and Lunar New Year.  This week, we are holding the first Chinatown holiday lighting scavenger hunt via social media with some amazing prizes, including coupons and free redeemable offers from various local stores, as well as a grand prize of a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets!

The directions are simple:

1) "Like" our CPLDC facebook page a



"follow" us at https://twitter.com/cpldcny

2) Visit Chinatown, Manhattan and locate at least 5 of the 88 skylights that we've put up.


See scavenger hunt map guide here.


These include:  

  • (8) Welcome gateways
  • (24) Guide lights (see Instagram sample)
  • (40) Pole "Earring" lights - vertical one attached to pole
    and at least 16 skylines streaming across Mott and East Broadway
  • For examples of what they look like, check out our photos!

    3) Share these photos! Upload them to Facebook and tag the official CPLDC page, or upload them to twitter with the message "@CPLDCNY." Make sure we're aware of them!

    4) Anyone who enters at least 5 photos will be entered into a lottery to win exclusive free prizes from local Chinatown shops! Anyone who enters at least 10 photos of our lights win be entered into a lottery to win a PAIR OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TICKETS (based on their condition of anywhere they fly within 48 states).

    5) Deadline is April 03, 2013 at 11:59pm
  • Any questions or issues should be reported to jacob@chinatownpartnership.org or helen@chinatownpartnership.org 
    Chinatown BID Earth Day 2013

    (From Chinatown Earth Day 2012)

    We are proud to announce our Second Annual Earth Day!

    We at the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation are pleased to inform you that on Sunday, April 21st, 2013, we will be partnering up with the Chinatown Business Improvement District to launch our Second Annual Earth Day! The event will take place at the neighborhood's own beautiful Columbus Park, and we need your help to make it a success. 

    Our primary goal for this year is to make Earth Day even bigger, better, and more memorable than last year. We will also be tying this initiative with
    several others that the Chinatown BID will be hosting in the following months, with the eventual end result being a cleaner, greener, and improved Chinatown. We'd like to reach new heights this year by planting all sorts of new plants in Columbus Park, as well as attaching 60 new planters throughout Chinatown area for the year. 

    Of course, this event isn't possible without the help of many caring and helping hands. On that day, we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help us plant flowers and beautify the streets of Chinatown. The day will be filled with many fun-filled events for all ages, including special appearances from the Prestigious Models, a premier Asian & Pan-Asian talent agency in New York, as well as innovative green and eco-friendly science projects by the city's best and brightest students. Any help that you can provide would take this project to new heights. 

    All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt (first come, first serve) and a certificate, worth five volunteer hours, commending them on their participation. Come join us in renewing the image of Chinatown as a green, environmentally sustainable, and family friendly place to be.For more information, please visit 

    Volunteer RSVPs and inquiries of any kind should be directed to



    MoCA: Qing Ming Family Festival 

    Sat, Apr 6 from 12 noon - 4pm 
    Qing Ming is a time to honor family and celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Join MOCA for a day of kite making, seed sowing, and sharing family memories. Also on the schedule: family friendly tours of their core exhibition, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America and storytelling with special guest Mingmei Yip.

    Kite Making: Flying kites is one of the most popular activities during Qing Ming. Throughout the afternoon, participants will be invited to make and embellish their own, fully-functional, animal-themed kites.

    Sowing Seeds: Every spring, farmers begin plowing and planting. Mark the beginning of this special time of year by planting seeds with your families that you will be able to watch grow at home.

    Family Stories, A Communal Collection: MOCA is a place where stories are collected and shared. One of the most important aspects of traditional Qing Ming Festivals involves honoring family. Throughout the afternoon, children and adults will be encouraged to think about a family member who has played a special role in their lives and to tell us something about those individuals through writing or drawing. Each of these 'stories' will be presented in a special place within the museum during the Festival resulting in a larger, communal collection of family-inspired words and images.

    Storytelling: Author and Illustrator Mingmei Yip reads from her new book, Grandma Panda's China Storybook: Legends, Traditions, and Fun.

    Admission: $10 for adults, $6 for children 2 and up. Free for MOCA members. Space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve a space, email education@mocanyc.org or call 212.619.4785.

    Museum of Chinese in America - 215 Centre Street NYC 10013



    Free Legal Services In Chinatown:  April 9th, 12-6pm

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    Friday, April 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Spring Gala @ Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC

    You are cordially invited to our 39th Annual Fundraiser on April 26th for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, Cheongsam Show, Performances, & DJ. Join us as we honor outstanding Asian American Women Sue Young and Asian Women Giving Circle for their outstanding contribution to the community.


    Friday, May 3rd, 7:30pm

    POP UP Series @ NYCCC Studio, $10/suggested donation

    A curated program featuring emerging choreographers and dancers who use Chinese elements in their creations.  POP-UP Series is a new program as a result of utilizing quality working space for dancers and choreographers. The Inaugural Season will feature works created by Kevin Ho & Ching-I Chang and Xuexin (Nico) Li.


    Sunday, June 23rd, 2:00pm

    Dance to China - Annual Student Recital @ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, NYC, $15/adults; $12/Seniors & Students

    This spectacular dance program draws up to 800 people and features traditional folk dances performed by students from as young as 3 to 55. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China's different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show! 


    For more info, please visit their website. 


     2013 Lunar New Year Parade (View from Mott Street - Chinatown, NYC)

    "FAREWELL, FUNG WAH" Parody Video
    Farewell, Fung Wah
    Farewell, Fung Wah
    The loss of the Chinatown Fung Wah bus service between Boston and New York inspired this parody.

    Lyrics and performance by Marc Philippe Eskenazi, with apologies to Bob Dylan. Directed by Myles Kane. 
    See original webpage HERE.


    Re-installation of Ancient Order of Hibernians Street Sign at St. James St/Place

    Chinatown celebrates Go Green 2013 St. Patrick's Day with re-installation of Ancient Order of Hibernians street sign at St. James St/Place (in front of the St. James School where Gov. Alfred Smith went to school).



    Taormina of Mulberry Street 
    Little Italy Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and House Wine (Up to 60% Off)


    Choose Between Two Options:


    $32 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $71 total value)


    $55 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $137 total value)


    Taormina of Mulberry Street

    A longtime staple of Little Italy, the recently reopened Taormina exudes the old-school refinement that made Mulberry Street famous. And as the one-time favorite haunt of notorious mobster John Gotti-according to many sources, including Eater NY-it's quite famous in its own right. Named for a small town on Sicily's east coast, Taormina draws inspiration for its menu from both the island and the Italian mainland. Sicily's rich culinary history makes its mark on the menu in the form of marinated Sicilian olives and parmigiana di melanzana siciliana, or eggplant parmigiana. Culinary influences from Milan and Florence make an appearance in dishes such as bistecca alla fiorentina, a succulent grilled T-bone steak, and pollo alla milanese, breaded chicken served with french fries.


    See Groupon Deal

    147 Mulberry St. 
    New YorkNew York 10013 
    (212) 625-2332  
    Summer Camps for Kids 

    New York Chinese Cultural Center is offering a 7-week cultural enrichment summer camp program for children ages of 3 to 10. Daily activities include Chinese language, arts & crafts, and basic Chinese dance taught by the region's most qualified teachers. Flexible enrollment options and discounts available for multiple family members. Early drop-off and late pick-up services are available for working parents. Visit our website or call 212.334.3764 for more information.


    Basic Weekly Fee: $300 
    7-Week Discount: $1680 (20% Off)


    Registration fee $15; Materials Fee $25


    Additional Service Fees: 
    Late pick up till 5:30pm $150/weekly
    Early drop off from 8:30am $50/weekly
    For more info, please click HERE.

    Broadway: 1000 Steps 


    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3


    Where: At The Center   

    Join us for the panel discussion of Broadway: 1000 Steps a project by Mary Miss that decodes our urban environment and makes sustainability tangible through the arts.


    Radhika Subramaniam, Director, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design as moderator
    Mary Miss, Artist and Artistic Director, Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory
    Cynthia Hopkins, Performance Artist and Musician, Creator of This Clement World
    Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Director of the Climate Impacts Group
    Marco Antonio Castro Cosio, Artist and Interactive Media Designer


    A program of the exhibition Broadway: 1000 Steps on view at the Center for Architecture through April 10, 2013.

    Price: Free


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     Jin Mei Dumplings - 25B Henry Street



    While you're looking around Chinatown for those lights in the sky, why not celebrate Easter with an Asian flair?
    Stop by Jin Mei Dumplings on 25B Henry Street for some Tea Eggs. Tea Eggs are a Chinese specialty, which were traditionally sold in markets in the Canton and Hong Kong regions as a snack. In Chinatown, you can find these eggs year round from local street vendors to restaurants and bakeries. Typically sold for 3 for a dollar, this is a filling snack that will keep your energies up for the day.  Open seven days a week, from 8am-9pm, their menu is filled with delicious snack items, filling meals and is inexpensive for those who just have the munchies.
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