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8th Annual Chinatown Partnership Benefit and Awards Gala

Coming Together As One:  Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival
Come celebrate the 36th Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, Sun, May 3rd on Mott St, from 11a-4p! APA organizations interested in a table booth can sign up @ www.capaonline.org. Suggested donation of $200. We want this to be the biggest gathering of APA organizations in the metropolitan area, as we celebrate our culture, heritage, and our oneness of spirit! At the same time, we want to share what it means to volunteer and give back to our community, as well as the greater community. So come out and register!

The Festival is part of the Chinatown Partnership/Chinatown BID's Weekend Walks program. If your organization is unable to pay, you can still register. All organizations will have one 6 foot table and two chairs. There can be no exchange of money at the festival under the Weekend Walks program.

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SUNY's CIB May 8 & 9 CIB Weekend Intensive Course
Friday, May 8th, 2015 6:00 - 9:00 pm    /    Saturday, May 9th, 2015 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY

Seating is LIMITED and Advanced Registration is Required, Registration Fee: $50

Online Registration:
https://secure.jotformpro.com/confucius/program-offerings select Weekend Intensive Course

For more information, please contact Dr. Wenhong Dai at CIBEvent@suny.edu or call 212-317-3518
The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi
The "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky" exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America showcases the works of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong. Few know that the Chinese-born illustrator gave "Bambi" a unique visual look that distinguished it from earlier Disney films. That style, says Herb Tamb, curator and director of exhibitions at MOCA, was inspired by traditional Chinese painting:

"In Snow White it was much more detailed and obsessively described whereas with Tyrus' work and his influence coming from Song dynasty landscape painting, it was much more suggestive and ethereal in the way he rendered the light and the trees and the mountain."

Coming to the U.S. at the age of 9, how did Wong learn traditional Chinese arts? What other projects make up his body of work? And what does he represent for the Chinese-American community? Watch Lani Nelson's report for SinoVision above.

The Immigrant Business Initiative (IBI) is led by the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) with support provided by Citi Community Development, to help the city's immigrant-owned businesses start, operate, and grow. The initiative, with the help of five partner community-based organizations, will design and execute solutions that address needs specific to entrepreneurs in immigrant communities. The selected community partners include the Business Outreach Center Network, Brooklyn Public Library/HABNET Chamber of Commerce, Make the Road New York, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, and Shorefront YM-YWHA.

MOCAFILMS: Sneak Preview of Chinese Couplets
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Admission: $12/Adult; $7/Student & Senior; FREE for MOCA Members

Red Bean to Rocky Road, the Evolution of Chinatown Ice Cream
By Sahra Vang Nguyen / NBC News
John Brecher / NBC News

Christina Seid has been working at her family business since she was twelve years old. But that was not the plan her parents had in mind.
"All the other kids would be playing and I had to go to work for thirteen hours on Saturday and Sunday," said Seid. "I was really upset about it." Seid's father, struggling to afford additional labor, relied on Christina's help to run Chinatown Ice Cream factory. Still, he insisted she carve out her own path.

"If you don't want to work here," he told her, "you better work hard in school."

Where to Eat Chinese Food in New York City
There are hundreds of Chinese restaurants in New York City, and they're only getting better.

Thank greater regional diversity of the city's immigrant communities. More discerning diners with higher standards for good food. And a growing sense of competition among restaurants to win us over. But for those of us who love digging into real Chinese food, the question remains: Where should I eat?

Let this be your guide. From palatial banquet halls to noodle-slinging dives, the 60-plus recommendations below should cover most of your Chinese food cravings. Dig right in, or use the table of contents at the top of the page to jump to noodle and dumpling specialists, sweet destinations, dim sum parlors, and then some.

By The Associated Press Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:33 p.m.

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The ship will (after stops in Yorktown Virginia, Annapolis and Philadelphia), be at the South Street Seaport from July 1 to July 3, and will lead a flotilla of ships on the Hudson on July 4 and then move to Northport, Long Island. It is carrying the Evacuation Day Flag that was first raised at Bowling Green on Evacuation Day last November 25.

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