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Free Mobile Legal Clinic Coming to Chinatown, Lower East Side 

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If you are in need of legal advice, there are two opportunities coming up. The New York Legal Assistance Group and the New York State Courts' Access to Justice Program will be bringing their mobile legal help center to Chinatown and the Lower East Side.  Staff members are able to deal with housing, immigration and disability benefit issues, among other legal topics. The center will be set up at the following locations:


FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 10am to 3pm - at 155 East Broadway

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 10am to 3pm - at 62 Mott Street (CCBA headquarters)


The free service is being made possible thanks to funding from City Council member Margaret Chin. The announcement was made today in conjunction with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. You can find out more information and check out other days the service is available by clicking here. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is also sponsoring portions of the program.


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30% off Mulan the Percussion Musical

Now playing through September 13 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre

Presented by Red Poppy Ladies Percussion, Mulan the Percussion Musical tells the story of thelegendary Hua Mulan, a Chinese peasant girl who disguises herself as a man so that she can take her ailing father's place in battle. By artfully combining phenomenal drumming technique, dynamic LED lighting, traditional Kung Fu, and dance, this timeless story of one young girl's bravery is brilliantly reinterpreted into a rich, visual and unique theatrical experience.

Use code MNYCCC for 30% off!  
Tickets: www.TicketCentral.com

For more information on the musical click HERE.

Mayura: Blue Peacock

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY

Mayura is the Sanskrit word for peacock, the rare and beautiful bird indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. Throughout history, it has been featured in poetry, literature, sculpture, painting, music, dance, mythology, and so on.  

Choreographer Sonali Skandan uses classical poetry and literature to weave vivid images of the peacock from Indian myths and legends - from the powerful ancient Mayil Virutham which praises the peacock as Lord Muruga's vehicle, to the lilting epics of Kalidasa describing the peacock in the rains, as a reminder of Ram's longing for Sita, to the love songs of Andal and Mirabhai.  The original music score has been composed by the renowned composer from India, Rajkumar Bharathi.

For more information please click HERE.

First House Garden  

Photos by CPLDC

It's dinner time at 81 Chrystie St.

Concert: The Brothers Nazaroff


An evening of lost music from the Odessa underworld. In 1954, the mysterious outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan "Prince" Nazaroff recorded a now-legendary album, "Jewish Freilach Songs" for Moe Asch and Folkways. The album has become a cult favorite for Yiddish music fans with all its discordant, obscure, jubilant and ecstatic glory. Join us in this special 60th Anniversary tribute to the Prince featuring The Brothers Nazaroff: Danik Nazaroff, Pasha Nazaroff, Meyshke Nazaroff, Zaelic Nazaroff, and Yankl Nazaroff, as we celebrate the original recording as well as the upcoming release of a new Smithsonian Folkways album by The Brothers.


$20 adults; $15 students and seniors 

To RSVP for this event click HERE.


Workers' Health Day Free Screening & Checkups

Peking Opera at David H. Koch Theater

  • One ticket to see a Peking Opera performance
  • When: 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 24
  • Where: David H. Koch Theater
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Seating Options

  • $15 for first ring E or orchestra E (up to $40 value)
  • $25 for first ring D or orchestra D (up to $60 value)
  • $35 for first ring C or orchestra C (up to $80 value)
  • $45 for first ring B (up to $105 value)
To find out more information or buy this deal please click HERE.

Must-See Chinatown by: Michael Hsu

   Photo: Robyn Lee


456 Shanghai Cuisine


69 Mott St., 212-964-0003

To foodies far and wide, the soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai are the stuff of legend. And for years, no other restaurant was able to replicate the structural wizardry of its dumplings. How did they manage to seal so much flavorful broth inside the delicate skin of a pork-and-crabmeat-filled dumpling? These days, a handful of Chinatown restaurants are giving the reigning champ a run for its money. At 456 Shanghai Cuisine, just a few blocks away on Mott Street, the wait is consistently shorter and the dumplings just as delicious. They're on the smaller side here, perfect for popping in your mouth all at once (after you've poked a hole to sip the hot broth, of course). Another must-try: the "fried tiny buns with pork," a white-bread bun, crisped on one side, that's filled with meat and-yes-that amazing soup-dumpling broth. 


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MOCAFAMILY: Mid-Autumn Moon Family Festival

Mooncakes, lanterns, & the Jade Rabbit in the moon! Join MOCA for a fun filled afternoon of activities celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, including drop-in arts and crafts, storytelling, and a mooncake tasting.


Fee: $10 per person. $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members. Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families.


RSVP: Space is limited, advance purchase highly recommended.


E-mail any questions to education@mocanyc.org.

To buy tickets click HERE.

Toni On! New York: 10 Things To Eat Under $5 In Chinatown

(Credit: WLNY/Toni On!)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) - If you love New York City like we love New York City then tag along with Toni On! We uncover hidden city secrets, show you the coolest stuff to do and hunt down the best treats because we love to eat! If you're looking for agood time, Toni is your go-to guide!


This week, WLNY's Toni Senecal is going cheap and scouring Chinatown for the 10 best foods for under $5. Follow along as we score Chinatown's best cheap eats.


You can catch up with Toni on her blog, and loyal Toni On! followers can score a sweet VIP deal by friending the show on Facebook, and following our Toni On!Tweets on Twitter.


You can catch more of Toni on WLNY 10/55, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and midnight, and on CBS 2 on Sundays at 5:30 a.m.

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Free CPR Workshop at Chinatown Partnership




 Chinatown Summer Internship Program



This year, the Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown B.I.D. summer internship program welcomed high school and college interns from Stuyvesant High School, Baruch College, New York University, University of Buffalo and more. The cohort included Chinatown natives and those who are less familiar with the community, and new immigrants as well as second-generation Chinese Americans.


Over the past weeks, the interns helped organize Chinatown's Weekend Walks events, conduct merchant surveys of Hurricane Sandy's impacts, update the Chinatown Partnership's bilingual Neighborhood Community Resource Guide (to be released in the near future), conduct parking surveys, and developed bilingual content for the Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown BID's soon-to-be relaunched website. 


We had the pleasure of introducing these interns to Chinese and Chinese American culture, history, and all the delicious foods in our neighborhood that many have never tried.


CYI Annual 2014 Youth Chinatown Cleanup


5th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime (August 5, 2014)

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