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Sunday / JUNE 2, 11am - 4pm



JUNE 2, 11am - 4pm

"What is your next best move?"


Tomorrow, June 2nd, the Chinatown BID invites everyone to experience the fun and joy of Chinatown. The four block Weekend Walk includes games, kiddie rides, New York style water sprinklers (open fire hydrant), an outdoor library and lounge area, provided by the Uni Project www.uniproject.org), a full volleyball court, live performances, chess games that will determine the "Ultimate Chinatown Champion of Chess" and more.

From 11 am until 4 pm on Sunday, June 2, Mott Street between Canal and Worth Street will come alive and turn into a "pedestrian zone" to showcase the neighborhood offerings of Chinatown, which have served as Manhattan's cultural hub for generations. The street event will feature a host of leisurely events for all ages to enjoy. Highlights from the day include:

  • "Chinatown's Champion of Chess"- A life size Chess Game will be played to determine the ultimate champion of chess- a grand prize will be awarded in the afternoon.
  • Lin Sing Manhattan Music Club 1 pm
  • Performance by Asian Pop Singer Setsuko 3:30 pm
  • The Children's Hour will take place from 12-3 pm where kids can enjoy a special treat with a a basketball court, bouncy castle, a mini-ferris wheel, face painting, and more
Throughout the day, local businesses will highlight a host of flavorful foods and teas from the neighborhood. Chinatown Weekend Walk promises something for everyone. "This first weekend walk is an opportunity for visitors and residents alike to enjoy a relaxing stroll and to experience some of the best of what the area has to offer" says, Wellington Chen, Director of Chinatown Partnership.



Don't miss New York City's best block party, the Museum at Eldridge Street's joyous cross-cultural celebration of Jewish and Chinese culture. Enjoy performances of Peking Opera, klezmer music, Chinese folk music, cantorial singing; demonstrations of Hebrew and scribal art, yarmulke making, tzit tzit and Chinese knot tying, paper folding and papercutting; mah jongg games, a tea ceremony, challah making, tours of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and much much more!

For more information: www.eldridgestreet.org 




If you think you have your own little David Karp living under your roof, take note.

A free city program aimed at training tech geniuses like the 26-year-old Tumblr founder and Bronx High School of Science dropout, who just sold his company to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, is currently accepting applications.


Now in its second year, NYC Generation Tech will offer 45 kids from low-income city high schools, eight weeks of tech training, hands-on learning and mentorship.

The program, developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC), culminates in a demo day, when a winning team will present its app to panel of judges, made up of local tech bigwigs. Winners share a $5,000 prize.


"It's such a cool event," said Ben Branham, executive vice president at NYCECD. "You see 15 and 16-year-olds presenting as if they were pitching a real business."

Altaf Lakhi, a 17-year-old junior at the High School of Computers and Technology in the Bronx, was on the winning team last year.


Their app, Skoobrik, helps students organize their schoolwork digitally.

"One of our mentors taught us how to code," said Lakhi, whose parents were born in India. "We met every Saturday at Starbucks."


Altaf said he decided to become a software programmer after attending the program and hopes to work for "a big company in New York."


A key highlight for him was meeting Karp, one of the demo day judges. "It was honor, it was awesome," Altaf said.


To be eligible for NYC Generation Tech, students must attend a school where at least half of the student body gets free or reduced rate lunch.


The deadline for applications is June 7 at 5 p.m. A background in tech is not required, though applicants should demonstrate a real interest in the sector, Branham said.


Applications are being accepted at nycgenerationtech.com.


Author Talk: The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo 
Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:00pm

Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late 19th century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term "Chinese American " - it was the name he gave to New York's first Chinese-language newspaper - Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights.

A trailblazer and a born showman who proclaimed himself China's first Confucian missionary to the United States, he founded America's first association of Chinese voters in New York and testified before Congress to get laws that denied them citizenship repealed. Won
g challenged Americans to live up to the principles they freely espoused but failed to apply to the Chinese in their midst. This evocative biography is the first book-length account of the life and times of one of America's most famous Chinese-and one of its earliest campaigners for racial equality. Join MOCA for a conversation with Scott Seligman author of the new book The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo. Moderated by Andrew Hsiao

Co-sponsored by National Committee on United States-China Relations


Divine Dim Sum in New York City's Chinatown


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New York City is an expensive city for tourists and eating out can be pricey unless visitors know where to look. On a street in Chinatown filled with 25 cent shops, Chinese traditional medicine and even foot rub parlors, is one of my favorite restaurants in New York called Jing Fong. For over thirty years, Jing Fong has been serving delicious dim sum to local residents (with very few tourists) at incredible prices. Dim sum is a Cantonese tradition associated with drinking tea with friends and family. Its roots originated on the ancient Silk Road roughly 700 years ago for weary travelers
needing a rest.  

Knowledge of this restaurant has spread by word of mouth as the restaurant is consistently packed. My brother, a New Yorker, found out about this restaurant roughly eleven years ago from a co-worker and I've been visiting ever since.

Visitors will be given a ticket number to wait (be warned that lines can be long and don't lose the ticket) and the restaurant will be entered upstairs via steep escalators. While the outside of the restaurant may not look like much, at the top of the stairs is a chaotic mini-city, with a banquet room filled with 120 tables holding up to 794 people! Tourists may have to share a table in order to experience this tasty treat. I've always been on a Sunday morning when this restaurant is really bustling.

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Stores to See and Visit

Double cooked pork and Sweet and sour pork @ Hong Kong Cafe, 51 Bayard St


Nom Wah Tea Parlor, (13 Doyers St) is one of the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York. If you visit Nom Wah, don't miss the rice rolls. 

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2013 Chinatown Weekend Walk

Volunteers decorate Chinatown streets.      (Photo by: Rebeca Ramirez)

Giant life-sized chess game in Chinatown.    (Photo by: Rebeca Ramirez)

Life size chess pieces on display in front of Chinatown Partnership.

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