Upcoming Chinatown Events, Local News and More
11/16 - CUNY College Info Fair, 11am to 2pm, Seward Park Edu Campus, 350 Grand St Manhattan
Mayor De Blasio Comes to Delancey Street to Sign 25 M.P.H. Law
Delancey Street Plaza. Photo via NYC DOT twitter feed.
Mayor de Blasio came to Delancey Street this morning to sign legislation lowering the default speed limit to 25 m.p.h. on most city streets. The busy thoroughfare leading to the Williamsburg Bridge has been the scene of numerous fatal accidents. Safety measures, including an expanded pedestrian plaza, were implemented in the area following the January 2012 death of 12-year-oldDashane Santana.
The law takes effect November 7. It's part of the mayor's Vision Zero initiative, which aims to make New York's streets safer. According to the mayor's office, the speed limit is currently 30 m.p.h. on about 95% of city streets. Beginning next month, 90% will be set below 25 m.p.h. New York will spend $500,000 to install 3,000 new speed limit singns. It's estimated that the reduced speed limit could cut traffic fatalities in half.
To read full article click HERE.
Man Dies After Garbage Truck Drags Him Through Chinatown,
CHINATOWN - A man was killed Thursday night when a private garbage truck hit him and dragged him along Canal Street before driving away, police said.
It was not immediately clear where the 59-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was initially hit. He dislodged from the eastbound truck on Canal Street near Centre Street about 9:30 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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CHAMPIONS OF THE SPIRIT
Celebration and Gala 2014
Honoring Ira Berkow, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Mariano Rivera and Art Shamsky
Monday, November 3 at Gotham Hall, NYC
The Museum at Eldridge Street will honor sports greats Mariano Rivera, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, and Art Shamsky, and Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer Ira Berkow at its 2014 celebration and gala. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction. An awards ceremony will highlight the accomplishments of the honorees as "Champions of the Spirit." Their deep commitment to education, to religious freedom, to philanthropy, and their accomplishments , professionalism and brilliance on and off the field inspire us all.
Tables and Tickets:
Grand Slam Table: $25,000
Heavy Hitter Table: $10,000
Big League Ticket: $ 1,000
For more information click HERE
The Affordable Care Act
Transforming Health Systems for AAPI Communities: New Options in Health Careers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The New York Regional Interagency Working Group of the, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in partnership with The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, invite you to a day focused on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Communities.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Place: NYU Langone Medical Center - Farkas Auditorium, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Participating professionals and college and university students from or serving the AAPI communities will:
* get up-to-date information about key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that impact their communities, such as new options for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion;
* provide feedback on opportunities for educating the community and obstacles; and,
* learn more about various career paths for young people to be engaged in the work of health systems transformation.
MOCACITIZEN: Fighting For The Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan
Admission: $12/Adults; $7/MOCA Members, Students & Seniors;
FREE for Active/Retired U.S. Military & Veterans
In honor of Veterans Day, MOCA brings together multiple generations of Chinese American veterans.
Victoria Moy, author of Fighting For The Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan, joins several of the veterans profiled in her book, including Lester Fong, U.S. Navy; Pakee Fang, U.S. Marine Corps; and Wilem Wong, U.S. Army Reserve. They will reflect on war, ethnicity, military service and, American identity.
Upcoming Events in Chinatown
Part of the EmblemHealth Live Healthy program where participants can take small steps to be healthy. As a reminder, Reclaiming Healthy Asian Eating will be held on Wednesday, 10/29 at 6 PM. The venue is Houston Street Center on 273 Bowery.
Upcoming Classes from 9/8 to 12/20
[Fitness] Get Moving!
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
[Fitness] Body Sculpt
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM
Saturdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
[Cooking Demo] Reclaiming Healthy Asian Eating
6 - 7 PM
Classes are held at the following venues:
USS - Houston Street Center
273 Bowery (corner of Houston St)
New York, NY 10002
CPC - Manhattan Community Services Division
165 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
Relaxing afternoon with iced mocha at 12 Corners, 155 E Broadway
Delicious, authentic Vietnamese food.
87 Chrystie St.
NY Mannings Health Workshop
Video online of Thurday's talk at AAARI by David Yeung about the Green Monday initiative, organized by NY Mannings.
To view full video click HERE
Authentic Japanese Ramen at: Ajisen Noodle 14 Mott St, New York, NY 10013 / (212) 267-9680
New York Business Expo at Javits Center
A special cross-cultural evening featuring art, opera, puppetry, music, food, drink, dress-up and cheer!
Unique performances, auctions, activities and awards to honor the vibrant cultural life of our community.
Beautiful Hand-Crafted Award Crowns
Group Photo of Current and Last Year's Honorees
This week's Cabrini Immigrant Services Award Gala where a CPLDC member was honored. In support of
Cabrini, Post Sandy Relief Fund Committee donated funds so Cabrini may continue their great service to
the immigrant community in Chinatown.