Upcoming Chinatown Events, Local News and More


GrowNYC Stop 'n' Swap
Saturday, October 4th / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free!

Two Bridges Tower
Goldie Chu Community Room
82 Rutgers Slip, NYC

View event flyer here: 

Grub Street Food Festival Returns to Hester Fair on Sunday 

Save your appetite. The now annual Grub Street Food Festival is back this Sunday at the corner of Hester and Essex.  As usual, the event piggybacks off the Hester Street Fair

For more information click HERE.



This fall, Two Bridges will host the 6th Annual Marco Polo Festival, celebrating the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, and the special relationship between the Chinese and Italian American communities of Manhattan's Chinatown & Little Italy.


The 2014 Marco Polo street festivities begin with a breathtaking pageant through the streets of Chinatown & Little Italy.


Large-scale marionettes of Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, and a monumental hand-painted 50' long, silk banner depicting the "Silk Road", are paraded through the streets by local youth, accompanied by cultural musicians and others.

For more information click HERE.


Click to view Chinese or Spanish versions of the flyer. 




To take the confidential survey click HERE.

Application for 2015 MMNY Fellows Program Now Open

The application for the 2015 MMNY Fellows Program is now open. We're looking for a few good people to join our team from Feb - June 2015, to help organize and produce the 9th Annual Make Music New York festival. Please distribute to those who might be interested! 

Deadline to apply is Nov 3

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Understanding Dense Breast Tissue by cbwchc

Written by Dr. Allan Ho


With this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to touch on an issue that is common among Asian women.


We encourage all women over the age of 40 to have breast cancer screenings to detect cancer early. For women with dense breast tissue, mammogram images may be more difficult to read, making breast cancer harder to detect. Dense breast tissue is commonly found in Asian women. Having dense breasts means you have more breast tissue than fatty tissue in your breasts. Having dense breasts is not abnormal, and is actually very common. It is important to know that women with dense breasts may have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who do not


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NeighborFood Walking Tour 
Meet the people behind the area's supermarkets and family-owned businesses, while gaining insight into selecting the best fresh and affordable products for your family. 

FREE - all are welcome!

Depart from 80 Rutgers Slip
(at corner of Cherry Street)

RSVP with Michael Tsang:
michael@twobridges.org or 212-566-2729


Incredible Edible Sukkah! 


Date:  October 5th, 2014


Build a sukkah under our golden stars - an edible sukkah that is! Celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of the Booths, by creating your own mini booth to feast on. We'll bring candy, pretzels, and graham crackers, you'll bring imagination, innovation and flair! Enjoy our new visitor center and a family friendly tour as well. Book soon, sweet supplies are limited!


$15 per family - space is limited and reservations are required

To RSVP click HERE.


Free Flu Shots at the Charles B Wang Community Center
Free Flu Shots at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. check the schedule and requirements. stay healthy!

We are having 3 flu shot open houses to provide FREE flu shots to vulnerable community members. See above for details. Please share!

All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
Sunday, October 19, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Enchanting young readers for generations, All of a Kind Family tells the story of five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago. Preservation Detectives will stroll through the story and onto the streets as we follow the adventures of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie ... and bring this beloved novel to life!

Click HERE to signup.
Green Awareness

Global Sustainability is a topic covered in 2014 UN Climate Summit.   Along with Green Compassion.us,  we are joining this movement to help make NEW YORK a GREENER CITY.


We have invited Mr. David Yeung, co- founder of Green Monday from Hong Kong,  to speak to us on the above topics during his visit to NYC in October. 


Green Monday is a three-pronged social enterprise group that promotes and enables green, healthy and sustainable living globally. Green Monday Foundation, a charitable organization registered in Hong Kong, raises green awareness by creating and leveraging a cross-sector platform that brings together corporations, restaurants, schools, and individuals. Supporters include the Consulate General of the United States to Hong Kong, Columbia University,  Humane Society International and Bank of China. Green Monday Solutions is a professional green consultation platform that provides tailor made solutions to implement green marketing, corporate strategy and CSR programs for corporations. Corporate partners include Google, American Express, Hong Kong Airport Authority, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Wheelock Group, KPMG, Bupa and Cathay Pacific. Green Monday Ventures invests and incubates strategic green business and green invention to bring sustainable products and services to the market.

Workshops information:

1)Date: 10/23/2014 (Thursday)
Time : 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Asian American/Asian Research Institute-CUNY
25 W 43rd St, Rm:1000

2) Date: 10/26/2014 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Houston Street Center
273 Bowery, Chinatown, NY

You are invited to a press conference on Friday, 10/17/2014  3pm at Mika Japanese Restaurant, 
150 Centre St, New York.

For more information call 917-682-0578.

Breaking Down the Benefits of Coffee

Drink up more coffee, it's good for you!

ABC News' Medical Unit Managing Editor Dan Childs on what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to coffee.

To view the video click HERE.

Maid Cafe NY

Enjoy a beef bowl or smoothie with a side of cosplay.


Made to order by maids.


150 Centre St

To visit their facebook page click HERE


Waves of Identity Curators' Talk

Join Herb Tam and Yue Ma, curators of Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving, for a discussion on this exhibition that examines Chinese American identity through MOCA's collection of photographs, personal letters, artifacts and oral histories. They will unpack the process of developing and organizing this exhibition as well as the role archive materials play in interpreting the history of a community.


This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving on view September 25, 2014 - March 1, 2015.

Admission: $12/Adult; $7/MOCA Member, Student & Senior

For more information or to register click HERE.



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