Chinatown Big Egg Hunt 'Selfie' Contest 

The Faberge Big Egg Hunt is afoot in New York City this month including Chinatown and our neighbor Little Italy!  From Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (10AM EST) to Thursday, April 17, 2014 (11:59PM EST), enter the Chinatown Partnership's Chinatown Big Egg Hunt Selfie Contest to enter and win one of two mini egg grand prizes (shown below), and other great runner-up prizes.


Over 260 egg sculptures, each individually created by the world's leading artists, designers and creatives, are currently on display across the city until Thursday, April 17, 2014. After that they will all be on display together at Rockefeller Center and then auctioned off to support children's and elephant preservation causes.


Winners will be drawn randomly and notified on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.



Selfie Photo Contest Grand Prize Mini Eggs



Contest Rules: 


1.    Visit all eight of the following locations:

  • Red Egg, 202 Centre Street (Restaurant)
  • Nom Wah, 13 Doyers Street (Restaurant)
  • iLook, 64 Mott Street (Optical Store)
  • Sambuca's Café, 105 Mulberry Street (Café)
  • Il Cortile Ristorante, 125 Mulberry Street (Restaurant)
  • Umberto's Clam House, 132 Mulberry Street (Restaurant)
  • Il Piccolo Bufalo, 141 Mulberry Street (Restaurant)
  • Italian Food Center, 186 Grand Street (Restaurant)

2.  At each location, take a selfie (a photo of yourself) together with the egg. After taking a photo, do please try and patron the current location before moving onto the next location as they would greatly appreciate your business.


3.  Post all eight selfie photos to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #ChinatownBigEggHuntSelfie, and also send all eight selfie photos in via e-mail to, with your name, address and phone number. If you do not have Facebook or Twitter, just send all eight selfie photos via e-mail.


Please note, by submitting your photo to Chinatown Partnership, you authorize Chinatown Partnership to use your photo on our website, e-newsletter and/or other printed and electronic mediums for promotional purposes.  




New Salsa Workshop Series & Mandarin/Cantonese  

Classes in Chinatown by the ALESN


New Salsa Workshop Series begins!  Charles Domenico will be returning to ALESN to teach a short, three session workshop series on the art "Salsa dancing." These workshops began Saturday, April 5th, and will continue on April 12th and April 26th. The workshops will be conducted in the dance room from 4:30-5:30. No prior dance experience required. Participants should be in reasonably good health and wear comfortable clothing. Please don't miss this opportunity to learn this wonderfully fun and popular form of dance. 
Tony and Roger's MMA class will be shortened to one hour, from 3:30-4:30 for the duration of these workshops.


Please note the changes in the NEW SCHEDULE below:

Thursday 4/3/14 room 425
Mandarin IV 6:15-7:30-Li
Mandarin I 7:30-8:30-Jie

Saturday 4/5/14
Classroom #414

Mandarin I 12:30 to 1:30-Tony/Lucy
Mandarin II 1:30 to 2:30-Qi
Mandarin III 2:30 to 3:30-Julie
Mandarin IV 3:30 to 4:30-Julie

Mandarin I 4:30 to 5:30-Li/Connie

Classroom #410

Chinese Reading/Writing 12:30-1:30-Hung
Cantonese I  1:30 to 2:30-Hung
Cantonese II   2:30 to 3:30-Hung

Japanese I   3:30 to 4:30-Hiroko
Japanese II  4:30 to 5:30-Sophie

Mixed Martial Arts 3:30 to 4:30
Basement dance room
Tony and Roger

SALSA WORKSHOP 4:30 to 5:30
Basement dance room
Tony / Charles Domenico

Monday 4/7/14  room 425
Cantonese I & II 6:00 to 8:30-Brendan

For more info please contact: 
917-767-7194 / or visit:



Empowering and Supporting New York City's Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Enter Competition THRIVE-a  unique competition that seeks original, innovative strategies and programs that help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed in business.

  • Round I: $25,000 awarded to five semi-finalists
    to pilot their program and create a business plan
  • Round II: $100,000 awarded to one grand prize winner, plus promotional services to further scale their program

For more information and to download the proposal guidelines, visit the Competition THRIVE web page, email  

, or call Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge at 646-312-4799.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 8, 2014   


An optional information session will be held at Baruch College for potential applicants to learn more about the competition. RSVP via email to

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Baruch College William and Anita Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010


Graffiti and Bills/Stickers Removal Authorization   



Under NYC Law, all property owners are required to remove, or arrange for the removal of graffiti from their property.  The Chinatown DMA has contracted sanitation services for the district with Block by Block in an effort to help keep our district clean and graffiti free.  Block by Block will remove all graffiti and bills/stickers upon permission of the property owner, subject to weather conditions and building/roof access where necessary.

Please download the bi-lingual consent form HERE.



Chinatown Cherry Blossom Festival


The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York is organizing their Annual "Chinatown Cherry Blossom Festival" in Confucius Plaza to promote cultural activities with performances and products from many different sponsors.  


This event will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-5pm.

The festival will be an event filled with performances, celebration and booths setup by various vendors.  Be sure to check out this once a year interesting event. 


If you are interested in participating as a business/organization or renting a booth at the festival, please contact:  Justin Yu: 347-838-0496, Mr. Ye: 212-226-2795  


The Search for General Tso
A documentary film about Chinese food in America

From New York City to the farmlands of the Midwest, there are around 50,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. While there can be quite a range of Chinese-American dishes, one in particular seems to have conquered the American culinary landscape with a force befitting its military moniker-"General Tso's Chicken." Walk into any Chinese restaurant in the country and you can be fairly certain you'll be rewarded with a plate of this sweet and sticky fried chicken-seemingly just spicy enough for the American palate. But how did this dish reach such levels of ubiquity and who was General Tso in the first place? This delightfully insightful documentary seeks to uncover the origins of a dish that Americans have warmly adopted as their own. As director Ian Cheney journeys to Shanghai and Hunan, it becomes increasingly clear that the answers lie much closer to home, as the story of General Tso's Chicken becomes inextricably linked to the story of Chinese Americans' own search to define their identity.

The Search for General Tso - Trailer
The Search for General Tso - Trailer

For a limited time, the outreach team of the film is holding a special giveaway contest. Winners will be drawn at random from the responses they receive between now and April 9. If you take one minute now to...


- Sign up for their newsletter for special ticket announcements and other film news

- Like them on Facebook 

- or Follow them on Twitter  


...You'll be entered to win one of the following:


- 2 tickets to The Search for General Tso's Tribeca premiere on Sunday, April 20th 


- An autographed copy of Producer Jennifer 8. Lee's book TheFortune Cookie Chronicles 


- An autographed DVD of Director Ian Cheney's Emmy-nominated filmThe City Dark 


*Note that your name enters the lottery after each individual task, so if you sign up for the newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, you'll be 3x more likely to win a prize!



33 Essential Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Less Than $10

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Rent prices may be rising in this city, but for now, there are plenty of purveyors of cheap food that manage to hold on to leases, even in trendy lower Manhattan. That's lucky for us -- cheap eats joints are a well-ingrained part of our culinary fabric, and they comprise a full third of our roster of the 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan. Here are 33 essential restaurants where you can dine for less than $10 -- many of which offer items for far less than that.

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Hidden Gems of Pell Street
Pell St is popular not just for being in movies, but has large variety of salons and barbers including new addition Hair Le Pell, 18 Pell St. 



Volunteer Opportunity 

Chinatown BID is seeking volunteers for this year's 2014 Earth Day Chinatown Cleanup and Planting.  Participants will receive an official certificate of recognition for their volunteer services. This year we will be cleaning, planting, painting and doing surveys.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email or call 212-346-0719

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