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Note:  Workshop will be in bi-lingual Chinese and English.

Lunar New Year Celebrations Continue in Chinatown

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for Details and Additional Events

Mar 04 - NYC Public Advocate Letitia James & The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of N.Y., INC,
Lunar New Year Celebration 

Mar 05, 06, 07 - 
Lantern Festival Performance

Chinatown Partnership Receives Award from The Alumni Association of CCNY

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Chinatown Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

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Bringing the Magic of Noodle Making to the Festival for the Ages at the Met 

Featuring the team from the very first hand-pulled noodle shop in Chinatown, bringing delight and joy to all those who waited patiently in line to watch and participate in the special live demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Executive Director, Wellington Chen, introduced the master chef as well as provided the simultaneous interpretation explaining the history and the techniques behind this unique authentic culinary specialty.

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Top Ten Red Cross Cold Weather Safety Tips

As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather.  Click Here to Read 

Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate

Many East Asian cultures use zodiac animals to symbolize each New Year and predict a person's fortunes. But which animal represents 2015 is up for debate.   Click Here to Read 

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

Behind every face is a story -- and this is a story that is central to us all. The exhibition examines the long, complex and often troubled relationship between China and the U.S. and raises the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" It is peopled with extraordinary individuals who were influenced by domestic and world events.  Click Here to Read 

Couscous Party:  Parigot (155 Grand Street) 

Friday, March 6th , 2015, Featuring : WAFA, Belly Dancer  /  8pm -10:30pm /  No Cover Fee  /  Prix Fixe Menu $35  /  Vegetarian Version $24  ★Appetizer Assortment
★Couscous Royal (Chicken, Merguez, Lamb)

2015 Annual Campaign Kickoff

Thursday, March 5, 2015 /  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paulaner NYC, 265 Bowery

Join us for fun, food, and fellowship as we kick off our Annual Campaign!  The Annual Campaign raises funds to ensure that no child is ever turned away from the Y because of an inability to pay. Please RSVP by 2/27/15 to Jeannette Corey at jcorey@ymcanyc.org More Info 

Ethan Hawke gets intimate with Greta Gerwig as they walk hand-in-hand while filming scenes for Maggie's Plan in NYC
By Mailonline Reporter
Published: 02:23 GMT, 27 February 2015

Ethan Hawke's reported love interest in his latest flick is supposed to be Julianne Moore. But sparks seemed to be flying between the 44-year-old actor and his co-star Greta Gerwig, 31, as they filmed scenes for Maggie's Plan in New York City's Chinatown on Thursday.  Click Here to Read
Paid Sick Leave Spanish Language Webinar Invitation
We look forward to your participation and addressing questions you may have.

Paid Sick Leave Spanish Language Webinar #1
Date - March 4, 2015
Time - 11AM-12PM
To attend, RSVP to PSLEvents@dca.nyc.gov by 12 noon, March 2, 2015, and include how you learned about the webinar. Also when you RSVP, submit any questions you may have for us to answer during the Q&A portion of the webinar. We will do our best to answer them all within our allotted timeframe or follow-up on an individual basis.

Paid Sick Leave Spanish Language Webinar #2
Date - March 11, 2015
Time - 6PM-7PM
To attend, RSVP to PSLEvents@dca.nyc.gov by 12 noon, March 9, 2015, and include how you learned about the webinar. Also when you RSVP, submit any questions you may have for us to answer during the Q&A portion of the webinar. We will do our best to answer them all within our allotted timeframe or follow-up on an individual basis.

Search Is On For Man Who Fired Shot During Chinatown Restaurant Heist
 February 12, 2015

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating and identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery that took place in Chinatown. At 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday night, a man entered the Lan Larb Soho Thai restaurant, at 227 Centre St., and demanded cash while brandishing a firearm. The suspect, a white male, fired a round into the ceiling before an employee opened the register. The man took off with $200 in cash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Lecture and Photographic Presentation by Anita Sanseverino
Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30PM

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and DVD based photo presentation on the centuries-old tradition of Carnevale by acclaimed photographer Anita Sanseverino at the Italian American Museum on Tuesday, March 31st. Authentic Venetian carnival masks from Anita's own collection will be on display as well.

Carnival masks are the hallmark of il Carnevale di Venezia, which began in the 13th Century, and the wearing of masks and costumes was well established by 1436, when mask makers or mascareri were officially recognized with their own guild. Historically, masquerading was a shared practice among Venetians, regardless of social stature. It was the "great equalizer" of its day. The average citizen found that by wearing a mask they could be anyone they wished to be, regardless of their social status; by being hidden behind the mask, they could escape the restrictions of Venetian society.

Anita's vibrant and beautifully photographed essay of Venetian masks presents viewers with a visual perspective of the famed revelry and rituals of the Carnevale. With the breathtaking city of Venice as her backdrop, her well-timed camera records many faces of mystery. Lone figures that haunt, romantic couples that shout their closeness with coordinated ensembles, individuals who surrender to a united theme-all are among the thousands of free-spirited actors playing out their fantasy roles on the Carnevalestage.
Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30PM,Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10013
Suggested donation of $10 per person
For reservations, please call the Italian American Museum at(212) 965-9000
or email:ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com,http://www.ItalianAmericanMuseum.org
New Classes at New York Chinese Cultural Center!  
Sundays, starting March 15, 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, Manhattan

11:00am-12:00pm Chinese Language

12:00pm-1:00pm Basic Chinese Dance

Learn Chinese dance and language this spring at New York Chinese Cultural Center! Open to students 4 to 9 years-old, these classes are designed for students with little to no knowledge of Chinese dance and language. Make new friends and learn Chinese culture in a fun, accessible way!

Register and save! $200 for 12 sessions, $360 for both classes, or drop-in at $20 per session. Preregistration is required. Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met. For more information, contact Selena at sa@chinesedance.org for more information.

Chinese (Cantonese & Toisan) Language Class Begins

Dates: (Sundays) March 1, 8, 15th

Time: 12:00 Noon-2:00 PM (Please be on time time to avoid interrupting class and service) Please arrive no later than 12:45. No one will be allowed to enter the church after 12:45pm.

Cantonese Lessons: (No Chinese Writing) 12:00 Noon -12:45
Toisan (Hoisan) Lessons: 12:45-1:20 PM

1:20-2:00 PM Mingling / Getting Together to speak in Cantonese/Toisan

Class mainly for adults (children are welcomed-accompanied by adult) adult will be responsible for children)

Class: free, donations to church greatly appreciated.
At 2:00 pm we can go 'sic-fon/hek-fon (go eat!) In Chinatown if anyone wants to go.
Cantonese language & heritage CD available w/booklet: you can donate any amount you like for the cd.

Address: Chinatown. 21 Pell st. The first Chinese baptist church 3rd floor.


Inside New York's Biggest Chinese Restaurant 

By Ryan Healey February 27, 2015, From: luckypeach.com

 It's a Sunday morning in the dead of winter, and there's already a crowd outside Jing Fong, New York's biggest Chinese restaurant. Groups of all sizes and ages-trendy young Asian-Americans with oversized glasses and drop-crotch sweatpants, people who could be their parents, confused white families-stand clutching slips of paper with numbers scrawled on them. At the front is a woman with a microphone, her demeanor somewhere between a stressed school-trip chaperone and a People's Liberation Army general. The wait, she says, is an hour.  Continue Reading...  

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P.S.1 Penny Harvest Service Team
In honor of "The Year of the Ram" students visited the
Open Door Senior Center to wish the seniors a Happy New Year.

Lunar New Year Parade In Chinatown

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