Downtown Manhattan Bi-monthly SBA Entrepreneurial Workshops

Þ June 3, 2014 - 9:30 am-11:00 am  (FREE)


                Steps to take, what to do, where to go for follow-up free help.

Þ June 17, 2014 9:30 am-11:00 am  (FREE)-(Rm.10)


                 SBA lending and alternative sources of financing.

Þ July 1, 2014  - 9:30 am-11:00 am  (FREE)


           Can't get a loan due to poor credit!  Learn the fundamentals for  

           establishment and maintenance of good personal credit.

Þ July 17, 2014  - 9:30 am-11:00 am  (FREE)


Please Include Date & Program in  Your RSVP

RSVP to:  (Info: 212 264-4354)



35th Annual June Lee Chinatown Banquet

Chi Chu, Chairperson of HMH, along with Tony Giorgio, President of HMH are pleased to invite you to the Hamilton-Madison House June Lee Chinatown Banquet which will return to the newly renovated Jing Fong Restaurant (20 Elizabeth St, NY) on Friday, June 13th at 6pm.Please join us for drinks, dancing and a ten course dinner while we honor the exceptional work of:
Thomas A. Ahn
Vice President, Real Estate Division of Mount Sinai Medical Center
Chung Seto
Political and Communication Strategist & Community Advocate.
If you have any questions or for more information please call 212-535-9700.
To View Invitation Please Click Here.


Join us for Spring Concerts

Florentine Graduation Concert & Awards PresentationSaturday, 6/14
P.S. 130 Auditorium 
The DeSoto School - 143 Baxter Street, NYC
10:30am - 4:30pm
Free & Open to the Public

10:30-11:30 Yamaha Classes - Group 1    
     Ms. Paula's (Sat) 10am JMC 4
     Ms. Junko's (Sat) 10am JMC 1
     Ms. Paula's (Sat) 11am JMC 3
     Ms. Junko's (Sat) 11am JMC 2 
     Ms. Junko's (Tue) 4pm JMC 2

11:30-12:30 String Students Recital    
     Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar students

12:30-1:30 Yamaha Classes - Group 2    
     Ms. Paula's (Sat) 12pm YMC 4
     Ms. Junko's (Sat) 12pm YMC 3
     Ms. Junko's (Sat) 1pm YMC 2
     Ms. Paula's (Sat) 1:30p YMC 5 
     Ms. Junko's (Tue) 5pm YMC 2 

Chinatown Sidewalk Jam - Make Music New York
Calling all Neighborhood performers & music makers-- Sign up below! Saturday, 6/21 1:30-5:30pm at KimLau Square Park in Chatham Square, Chinatown 



Wilson Tang's Take on the "Myth of Chinatown Restaurants"

This article was written by Wilson Tang, who owns the Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown's oldest dim sum restaurant, and Fung Tu, a new spot on Orchard Street. 


Chinatown remains incredibly diverse as an Asian dining destination.  Most foodies dwell on dim sum and soup dumplings because it's what they've read about on Chowhound or Yelp.  But there is an array of ethnic cuisine represented here, including Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Fujianese and even Japanese! I'd encourage you to dig a little deeper, bring a Chinese friend along with you, if possible, and try something new!  Cantonese cuisine in particular has deep roots in the neighborhood.


To read the full article click here.


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.

2014 Chinatown Weekend Walk Is Here!
Come join us for food, fun and games!
Chinatown Partnership/Chinatown Business Improvement District's 2nd Annual Chinatown Weekend Walk event is on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Event takes place on Mott Street, between Canal and Worth Street.
About Weekend Walk

Enjoy food, entertainment, bike riding, and Chinese & western chess. Fun for all ages!

Each year, the New York City Department of Transportation partners with community groups to present Weekend Walks - neighborhood events on multi-block stretches of commercial streets temporarily closed to vehicles and opened to walking and other activities. These multi-day events take place in all five boroughs from May through October.


Local merchants' associations, community groups, and business improvement districts host Weekend Walks as a fun way to highlight local businesses and cultural institutions. They create wonderful opportunities for New Yorkers to gather, see their neighborhoods in a new way, and relax on weekends.


Questions? E-mail, or call 212-346-9288

Want to be a future volunteer? Contact Us
Council Member Chin Hiring Community Liaison



Title:              Community Liaison

Hours:            M-F 10am - 6pm, coverage of night meetings and weekend events as needed


Salary:           $30Ks, commensurate with experience


Summary of Position:

The Community Liaison will work with city agencies and social service organizations to help resolve issues that constituents bring to the office either in-person or by phone. S/he will attend local community meetings, including tenant meetings and Community Board meetings, and intergovernmental meetings on the Council Member's behalf. S/he may represent the Council Member at public and interagency meetings. The Community Liaison will work out of the District Office at 165 Park Row and report directly to the District Office Manager.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

          Speak with constituents over the phone and via email to get an understanding of their issues and connect constituents with government resources and social service organizations

·         Attend Community Board, tenant, and other community meetings on the Council Member's behalf

·         Report regularly to the District Office Manager on ongoing cases and update the Council Member on urgent issues that may need the Council Member's direct intervention

·         Maintain relationships with local community leaders and report on ongoing community issues to the Council Member

·         Along with other District Office staff, ensure that a Chinese-speaking staff member is present at the District office during open office hours (10am - 6pm) five days a week


To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Yume Kitasei, email :


Scholarship Announcement

To apply, visit Once you create a profile, you can match to scholarships and apply for our scholarship and other scholarships as well.

Our scholarship deadline is June 2, 2014.


I. Scholarship Details:

Scholarships are for high school seniors of Chinese descent entering college in the fall.

Award Amount:

  1. Seven Four-Year Scholarships for $1,000 per year. (Total is $4000)

  2. Two Four-Year New Immigrant Scholarships for $1,000 per year. (Total is $4000)

    New immigrant student is defined as someone who arrived in the US after 1/1/11

  If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please contact us at or 718-710-1132.
NYPD Weekly Crime Prevention Tip

Police operators are trained to handle a variety of calls and emergencies. Although they are assisted by some technology, there are essential things the public can do when calling 911:
1. Give an Address
2. Answer Questions
3. Remain Calm
4. Describe the Emergency 
5. Describe Perpetrators
6. Keep Phones Open
7.  Foreign Language Assistance
8. Use 311
9. Increase Awareness
10. Every Call Matters

For a downloadable flyer, click here

14th ANNUAL 
Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival

Sunday, June 8 from 12 to 4 pm


Experience the eggs-traordinary! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer and cantorial music, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more! Don't miss New York City's best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities of our Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Be part of our most festive day of the year.  Help with crafts, sell egg rolls & egg creams, assist our visitors.  
Email to volunteer. 


This event is free.



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This Week In Photos

Color guard honoring those buried at the Jewish cemetery across the street from 60 St. James Place, during the pre-Memorial day 
ceremony at the Jewish cemetery.
Original Dragons to the Rescue photo by Wellington, Chinatown's 2nd Annual Weekend Walks



Sports training with the students at the Verizon Field 


 2014 Earth Day Volunteers



World Calligraphy for the Year of the Horse By Margaret Shepherd, to see more visit her site here.




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