May 31 and June 28 | Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown Weekend Walk Family Festivals, New York City
annual event draws more than 50,000 pedestrians into the historic
streets of Chinatown as traffic is closed off for the biggest block
party in the community, filled with fun, food, games, and cultural
performances to encourage visitors and business in the neighborhood.
Airlines roundtrip tickets will be provided as prizes in drawings at
each festival amongst festival attendees who patronize at least three
2013 Weekend Walk Festival
For more information to weekend walk events contact us at Tel/Fax: 212-346-9288 or email us at info@ChinatownPartnership.org.
Aaww Fellowships For Emerging Writers
The Asian American Writers' Workshop is excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships
emerging Asian American writers tied to the magazines we publish. The
Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the
opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative
nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This
year we're announcing a new opportunity, The Margins Fellowship, which
gives three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative
nonfiction) aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for
their writing and a space to develop their careers. The deadline is
Friday, May 16, by 11 pm.
For more info, see our fellowship page, which links to our FAQ and the application: http://www.aaww.org/fellowships/
of our fellows will receive $5,000, access to the AAWW space,
publishing opportunities in our magazines, free workshops, and more. The
Margins fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for
the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former
house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will
serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have
published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Ashok Kondabolu, Sarah
Gambito, Jad Abumrad, and been linked to by the New York Times,
the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry.
For More Information Click HERE
April 30 Storm Resources - Insurance And Reporting
Survivors may have flood coverage under the FEMA NFIP Group Insurance
Policy. For more information please see the two flyers HERE and HERE.
Yorkers should also report flooded areas and any damages to home or
business due to yesterday's storm/flooding by phone (311) or online (www.NYC.gov/311).
The New York City Office of Emergency Management encourages
New Yorkers affected by yesterday's storm to report damage to their
homes and businesses to 311. The data will be collected and mapped, and
used to assess the damage in areas affected by the April 30 rainstorm
and subsequent flooding. The City must meet certain damage
thresholds to qualify for federal disaster assistance programs.
Information reported to 311, either by phone or online (NYC.gov/311)
about damage to homes and businesses will not be used for any purpose
other than assisting OEM in developing a more accurate assessment of the
impact from the storm and flooding.
anyone that may be experiencing emotional distress related to
flooding (for example, overwhelming feelings of anxiety; isolation
and limited access to health/mental health appointments or related
needs; trouble sleeping; etc.), LifeNet (NYC's crisis assessment,
information and referral hotline) offers 24/7 confidential support:
o 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)
o For Spanish-speakers: 1-800-AYUDESE (1-800-293-3373)
o For Chinese-language (Cantonese & Mandarin) speakers: 1-877-990-8585
o For those inside/outside NYC, the national Disaster Distress Helpline also offers 24/7 emotional support: 1-800-985-5990 / text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
o Warning signs of emotional distress, information, coping and preparedness resources
Tickets: $15 for Adults / $10 for Members, Seniors & Students
Click Here to Register
Tang, renowned dim sum place Nom Wah Tea Parlor's next generation
proprietor, and Jonathan Wu, chef/partner of Fung Tu, a modern
restaurant on the Lower East Side featuring creative Chinese American
cuisine, discuss their creative partnership, love for comfort food, and
the evolution of Chinese-American food in the 21st century. This talk
is moderated by writer/columnist Jeff Yang (Wall Street Journal), and
includes a sampling of Nom Wah's delectable dim sum.
part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Lower East Side
History Month, MOCA pays tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific
Islanders in the United States and salutes their contributions.
program is part of MOCAEATS, MOCA's signature public program series
that mines the rich field of New York's local, regional and global
cuisines and culture with food writers, restaurateurs and chefs.
On May 13 visit Häagen-Dazs in Chinatown for Free Cone Day at 53 1/2 Mott St.
The line will be long, the taste will be unforgettable.
Job Posting: School Crossing Guard
Crossing Guards help children safely cross busy intersections on their
way to and from school, and control traffic flow around schools in the
morning, at lunch time and at the end of the school day.
Great Part Time Jobs Are Available Now!
Good Pay - $9.88/Hour To Start, $12.90/Hour After 3 Years.
Benefits - Health Insurance with 20+ Hours Worked Per Week. Work Close
to Home - Go To Your Local Precinct For An Applicaton..
Police Department is interested in recruiting School Crossing Guard
candidates for all Precincts. At this time there is particular
interest in recruiting School Crossing Guard candidates in the 1st, 5th,
9th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, 32nd, 42nd, 43rd,
45th, 50th, 60th, 61st, 81st, 83rd, 94th, 106th,
107th, 108th, and 112th Precincts.
are no formal education or experience requirements for this job, but
all candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English.
For More Info Click HERE.
MOCATALKS: Celebrating Mothers
MOCA this Mother's Day weekend for a celebratory tea & talk with
Chinese American writers Deanna Fei (A Thread of Sky: A Novel, 'Battle
Plan Of A Tiger Daughter') and Betty Ming Liu ('Parents like Amy Chua
are the reason why Asian-Americans like me are in therapy'). United by a
passion for illuminating the lives of women and mothers, these
distinguished writers and bloggers will share their unique voice on
motherhood and parenting, as well as honor the many women - young and
old; mothers and daughters - who grace our lives and communities.
Attendees will also enjoy fine teas and pastries, and free admission to
MOCA's new exhibition, Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink. This panel is
moderated by Dorothy Yang MSW, LCSW, Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist. As
part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, MOCA pays tribute to
generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and
salutes their contributions.
For more information click HERE.
Canal Street Turned Into a Slow Zone to Increase Safety
Photo by: DNAinfo/Ben FractenbergArticle By Lisha Arino on May 1, 2014
LOWER MANHATTAN - Expect to see slower-moving traffic on Canal Street this summer.
mile-and-a-half stretch of Canal Street from West Street to East
Broadway is one of nine new arterial slow zones announced Thursday by
the Department of Transportation.
on Canal Street will be reduced to 25 miles per hour and accompanied
by signal timing changes, distinctive signage and increased enforcement
by the NYPD. That will include temporary speed boards installed in key
locations to make motorists aware of the new speed limit, the DOT said
in a statement.
new designation is intended to make the roadway safer for pedestrians,
cyclists and motorists. Canal Street has seen six fatalities since
2008, according to the DOT
it seems as if Canal Street is a perpetual slow zone - but slowing
down traffic on Canal, which bustles with bicycles, pedestrians and
vehicles all day long, is the right thing to do," said State Sen.
Daniel Squadron. "This heavy volume of road use is exactly what makes
Canal Street a candidate for an arterial slow zone.
Sen. Brad Hoylman also praised the new slow zone, saying that Broadway
and Canal Street are "two of the most dangerous roadways in my
other slow zones across the city were announced Thursday, including
Atlantic Avenue and Grand Concourse corridors in Brooklyn and the
Bronx, respectively, which have seen more than 20 fatalities since
2008, according to the DOT. The slow zones are part of the city's Vision Zero Action Plan to end traffic deaths and injuries.
Read More Here
Baruch College Students Visit
Ken Guest's Baruch College class visits CPLDC.