Click HERE to download the flyer.

Click HERE to download the flyer.

Weekend Walk in Chinatown on June 28, 2014
The Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID) will be hosting the second of three Weekend Walk events this summer, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 11am to 4pm, along Mott Street, between Canal to Worth Streets, in Manhattan. Free and open to the general public, attendees of all ages can enjoy entertainment, carnival games, face painting, paper cutting, giant Chinese & western chess, as well as purchase food and gifts from a variety of restaurants and shops.

This month's Weekend Walk activities feature an exciting knockout-boom combination in the form of an Olympic medalist and exciting BOOM! Popping demonstration. Mr. Zhang Zhilei, a professional boxer for Dynasty Boxing and 2008 silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be doing an open boxing workout and signing autographs for fans. Courtesy of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), attendees will get to see and hear, up close and personal, Boom!, the Museum's 3,200 pound cereal puffing gun exhibit, which will be debuted for the first time in Chinatown.  Plus any visitor that goes to a merchant (in BID service area) on Saturday and comes back with a receipt, our Weekend Walk calligrapher will write their names in Chinese free-of-charge.  For those feeling fit, this weekend, come and scale our first ever 30 ft Rock climbing wall (Also a historic first, courtesy of the NYPD).  
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.

In addition to meeting Mr. Zhang Zhilei and witnessing the explosive power of Boom! On June 28, attendees can also learn about different organizations at our community booth area including Cantonese Society, Chinese Progressive Association, Transfiguration School, NY Chinese Cultural Center, Museum of Chinese in America, and H.T. Dance Co.

The third Weekend Walk of the summer season is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2014.  

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New Mandarin and Cantonese Business Courses Offered Free
at Chinatown Partnership


Courses Help Immigrant Merchants and Entrepreneurs Start, Operate, and Grow Their Businesses 


The Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown Business Improvement District are proud to announce new Mandarin and Cantonese business courses and workshops to be offered in collaboration with NYC Business Solutions of the NYC Department of Small Businesses for free to immigrant small business owners and entrepreneurs.   


The first workshops in Business Planning Basics will be offered in Mandarin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and in Cantonese on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Chinatown Partnership offices. Space is limited, RSVP at (212) 346-9288 for these free business education courses.

Chinatown Partnership 

60 St. James Place, New York, NY 10038

Three Chinatowns  (Walking Tour)

Date:     Sunday, June 29th
Time:     9:30 AM Optional Dim Sum Breakfast, 10:45 AM Tour Start, 4:30 PM Tour Ends

Since the 1965 change in immigration laws, the Chinatown in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and the Chinatown in Flushing, Queens have developed in different ways and with different demographics than Manhattan's Chinatown.  Tour leaders Joe Svehlak and Jack Eichenbaum, natives of Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens respectively, will lead this tour in three parts, focusing on the transformation of these neighborhoods. Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, will lead a portion of the walk and a discussion of contemporary issues in Manhattan's Chinatown.  The day will begin with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing, Queens at 9:30 AM. Please note that the cost of dim sum breakfast is not included. The tour will begin at 10:45 AM. Cost includes transportation from Flushing to Manhattan to Sunset Park by Chinatown van and or subway and a light lunch. The tour will conclude near 43rd Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn at 4:30 PM.  Cost: $65 / $60 Members.

Please purchase tickets online or call (212) 935-2075, Monday-Friday 9-5.
Meeting locations are provided after tickets are purchased.
All tours proceed rain or shine.
No refunds or exchanges.

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Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry

Thu, Jul 10, 2014 from 7pm - 9pm

Admission is free  


Click Here to Register 


Join scholar Dorothy J. Wang and a gathering of contemporary Chinese American poets in a dialogue about the impact of racial subjectivity on the conception of Asian American poetic form, craft and aesthetic. Marilyn Chin, John Yau, and Paolo Javier will perform original work showcasing a range of aesthetic styles within the field of Asian American poetry, from traditional lyric to avant-garde. For more information click here.



All of a Kind Family Walking Tour


A summer favorite! You loved Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie in All of a Kind Family, now see where they lived. If you've read this beloved classic - or even if you haven't - come discover the Lower East Side of a century ago. Explore the streets where the sisters played, prayed, studied and read, and experience childhood in the old neighborhood. Along the way, taste pickles from a barrel and buy some delicious treats in an old fashioned candy store!


$15 Per Family - Space is Limited and Reservations are Required
To RSVP Click Here.


40th Annual Student Recital 


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, NYC. Join us in celebrating 40 years of preserving and continuing Chinese traditional dance. Tickets are available on line now! Get your hands on those tickets before they are sold out! 


To Buy Tickets Click here. 




For new immigrants, learning English is a first step to full participation in American life or becoming a citizen. Help them take that first step by volunteering to teach English or Citizenship classes. 


  • Must have good communication skills and a strong desire to help and work with new immigrants
  • Be available to teach two hours per week
  • Prior teaching experience preferred
  • Have a desire to further develop teaching skills
  • Must attend teacher training and meetings
  • Bilingual skills are a plus
  • Preference given to volunteers who can commit to teaching at least two semesters
For more Information Click here. 

For more information click here.

City Installing Speed Bumps Near 3 Lower Manhattan Schools 

LOWER MANHATTAN - The city is slated to build speed bumps near three Lower Manhattan schools where parents and local officials have long voiced traffic safety concerns.


The bumps will be installed behind Battery Park City's P.S./I.S. 276, on Little West Street, between First and Second places; in front of the Lower East Side's P.S. 2, at Pike and Rutgers streets; and in front of Chinatown's P.S. 124, on Division Street between Bowery and Market Street, the Department of Transportation said.


The DOT decided to add speed bumps near the three schools after the agency did a traffic analysis of the blocks, sparked by community concerns about the safety of children walking to school, a DOT spokesman said. The bumps are also part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative, a plan meant to reduce traffic safety deaths.

Read the full article HERE.


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Photos of Make Music in NY at Chinatown on June 21st, at Kimlau Square - by Florentine Music School, Mencius Youth Chinese Orchestra  

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