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Lunar New Year School Holiday Likely  

as Legislature Approves Bill 

 

 BY SAM SPOKONY

 

As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said Friday, it's been a long time coming. Even as they've continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them home to celebrate the major cultural holiday.

 

"In Flushing, they're waiting, and in Sunset Park, they're waiting," said Chen.

They may not have to wait much longer, as the State Legislature has now taken a major step toward compelling the city's Department of Education to close schools on the Lunar New Year.

 

The State Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require consideration of school closure if a "considerable proportion" of students are likely to be absent. Since the State Assembly had already passed that bill in February, at will now go to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who, by most accounts, is likely to sign it into law soon.

 

"Passage of this bill to push the Lunar New Year school holiday is proof that momentum is building, and that this community's importance is greater across the city every single day," said State Senator Daniel Squadron, who sponsored the bill, at a press conference Friday outside Chinatown's P.S. 124, on Division St.

 

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Sunday, June 8 from 12 to 4 pm Museum at Eldridge Street - 12 Eldridge Street
Celebrate Jewish and Chinese culture, community and neighborhood at our 14th annual block party! 
 
Klezmer, cantorial and Chinese folk music - Peking opera and Yiddish folk dancing - Yiddish and Chinese lessons- mah jongg - scribal arts - food and folk art demonstrations - arts and crafts - kosher egg rolls and egg creams - tours of the 1887 Eldridges Street Synagogue.  See more info.

 

 

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Chinese language gas safety video. Call 1-800-752-6633 or 911 if you suspect a gas leak.

  

 
Check Out the Yummy Menu at Maid Cafe NY,
150 Centre St.

   
 
The Unspoken History of a Chinese Family
 
A centerpiece of the exhibition is a trove of documents from third-generation Chinese immigrant Amy Chin. They date back to the darkest time during the Chinese Exclusion Act, a federal law that banned Chinese from emigrating to the U.S. and restricted civil rights of Chinese immigrants who already lived here. The law was enacted in 1882 and repealed in 1943. But its effects didn't completely disappear until 1965. 
 
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New York Chinese Cultural Center 
Summer Camp
   
 

HOURS (typical day)

9:15am-9:30am Drop off

9:30am-10:30am Chinese Dance

10:30am-11:30am Kung Fu

11:30am-12:00pm Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm Chinese Language

1:00pm-2:00pm Arts & Crafts or Singing

 

SPECIAL SERVICE

Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee:

Late pick up till 5:30pm: $150/weekly

Early drop off from 8:30am: $50/weekly

 
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Job Op: Community Liaison 
(Manhattan District 1) 
 
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Hours: M-F 10am - 6pm, coverage of night meetings and weekend events as needed

Salary: $30Ks, commensurate with experience

Desired Skills & Experience

· 1 - 3 + years working in an elected official's district office or social work field

· Spoken fluency in Cantonese required, proficiency in Mandarin and other dialects preferred, and written Chinese proficiency and spoken Spanish proficiency a plus

· Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)

· Familiarity with neighborhoods and issues in Council District 1 strongly preferred

· Knowledge of city agencies and social service organizations preferred

· Interest in local government and willingness to work night and weekends as needed required

 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Yume Kitasei, ykitasei@council.nyc.gov.  

 

 
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1 East Broadway

 


 

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This Week In Photos

 
 
Officials gathered at P.S. 124 on Friday to celebrate passage of the bill to make Lunar New Year an official School Holiday.

PHOTOS BY SUSAN SOO
 

Danny Chen Way, Street Renaming Ceremony. 

Council Member Chin handing over the Danny Chen street sign over to the parents. 

 

Photos by Wellington Chen

 

 

 

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