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 Chinatown Youth Initiative's Student Volunteers Cleaning and Making Chinatown Shine During Chinatown Beautification Day.

Parks Dept Powerwashing Kimlau Memorial.



Join us this Saturday, August 24th, 2013 from 11am to 2pm for Kimlau Square Park Day, a special event to honor the square's homage to Chinese and Chinese American history by encouraging the community to help keep Kimlau Square clean! Volunteers and community members welcomed! Sponsored by New York City Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan), Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), American Legion - Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291, Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown Business Improvement District, and Everest Diner.






Sat, Sept 28 from 12pm - 5:00pm 

From pierogis to potstickers and everything in between, the 4th Annual Tang's Natural New York City Dumpling Festival has got your dumpling fix covered. At the festival, ticket holders will be able to sample an international selection of dumplings from cultures around the world, including offerings from Italy, China, Malaysia and Poland.


The Festival will also feature the 10th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest, one of the most exciting eating competitions in New York City. Come and cheer on contenders as they attempt to upset the record of 66 dumplings in two minutes! Attendees will also enjoy live performances and lucky draws throughout the Festival. We invite you to help us commemorate our joint efforts with the Food Bank For New York City in bringing public awareness to the hunger issues facing New York City. Look for the specially-marked Tang's Natural Whole Wheat Dumplings in Whole Foods Market. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank For New York City.



Ready to branch out? At the festival, sample what the world has to offer in the way of dumplings! The ubiquitous and much-loved potsticker is just the tip of the dumpling iceberg: each different culture will showcase different cooking techniques, regional ingredients and flavor profiles with their dumplings of choice. With everything from Korean mandoo to Italian ravioli, your ticket is your passport this September. Fillings both sweet and savory are steamed, boiled and fried inside a variety of wrappers that will take you on a culinary journey across the globe. Come with an open mind and leave with a full stomach!


For more info, please CLICK HERE.


Haagen-Dazs & Transfiguration School Promotion



Sept 13th from 11am - 10pm 


The Haagen-Dazs Shoppe

53 Mott Street, New York, NY
Telephone (212)571-1970

50% of your purchase will be donated to the Transfiguration school. Winning class who raised the most will get a FREE Haagen Dazs Ice cream cake  



From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls

Sat, Aug 31 from 1pm - 2:30pm 


Restaurants have played a major role in Chinatown history since the early settlements. The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered strictly to the needs of Chinatown's turn-of-the-century "bachelor society." Over time, however, Chinatown's restaurant industry would reflect the neighborhood's changing immigrant population and needs. This themed walking tour traces the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, highlighting the ways in which these spaces have both shaped and reflected the community.


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Neighborhood Highlights

by Michael Hsu /


New Kam Man Grocery Store
200 Canal St., 212-571-0330  


This bi-level grocery store is a one-stop shop for more than just Chinese ingredients and staples. You'll find a roasted-meats station near the front of the store, where you can have prepared pork and duck chopped to order, and a noodle bar toward the back that serves soups, bubble milk tea and other treats. There's even an area devoted to medicinal herbs. Most of New Kam Man's expansive lower level is filled with housewares. It carries all manner of fuzzy-logic rice makers and Japanese water boilers, as well as one of the most extensive selections of dishware in the neighborhood. One side of the floor has traditional Chinese porcelain, the other has dishes, bowls and cups imported from Japan. The chopsticks and chopsticks holders range in style from the whimsical (think Hello Kitty) to the refined-and make an easy-to-pack souvenir. 



Shops & Restaurants to Try


Grand Opening @ Audrey Bakery & Cafe Inc., 12 Bowery

Watermelon Slush-o With Aloe Jelly from Mango Mango, 63 Bayard St

TJ's Coffee World open for business, 228 Canal St

New York Chinese Cultural Center


Registration for Fall Semester is open now!

NYCCC offers over 50 hours of classes from basic and classical dances, Peking Opera acrobatics, martial arts, language, Tai Chi, to paper cutting and calligraphy. All classes are grouped according to age and skill levels. Click here to view the full class schedule.  




Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest, Ahoy New York Food Tours

New York City food tour visits seven different tasting locations and fuses the elements of history, culture, and food. All food tastings, enough for lunch, are included within the ticket price. The delicious food tastings for the Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest include:

  • Fresh homemade mozzarella paired with prosciutto
  • Delicious imported Italian cheeses
  • An authentic Sicilian pastry, cannoli
  • A taste of "Grandma's Pie"
  • Sit-down Thai dining experience
  • An authentic Chinese dumpling
  • The "original egg roll"

On the Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest tour, you will visit family-owned shops, off-the-beaten-path NYC locations, and establishments that have been in business for over 100 years. Enjoy!


Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest Information
  • Tours start at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tours run approximately 3 hours
  • Tour cost $49 per adult ticket
  • All food tastings are included, enough for lunch
  • Tour can accommodate all age groups and fitness levels
  • Tour capacity: 12 people
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Tour held rain or shine

Tour meeting location:
Canal Street, a convenient location close to both neighborhoods.
(Exact meeting location information provided with ticket purchase)


More Info


Chinatown Job Postings

Job Title:  Community Assistant  
Title Code No.: 56056
Salary Range: $27,421 - 35,573
Division/Work Unit: 


Manhattan Community Board # 2
Number of Positions: 1 








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