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8th Annual Chinatown Partnership Benefit and Awards Gala

May 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
Compressions Only CPR program equips New Yorkers with the skills to act in the event of cardiac arrest by offering free instruction across the five boroughs.  Click HERE to register or find out more.

Thanks to Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for donating to our upcoming gala raffle!

CICF has been consistently been voted the best ice cream in NYC! Serving up the best for 31 years.


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

May 20, 5:30pm / 205 State Street - 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201    -   Brooklyn District AttorneyKen Thompson presents Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, featuring guest speaker: Judge Denny Chin (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit). 
Please Download CHINESE flyer or ENGLISH flyer for more info.

Meg Okura and The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

May 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM -  
"An amazing jazz concert is one week away-listen to talented Grammy nominated performers and support our Music School at the same time. 

Tickets are still available by calling 212-349-3724 ext. 9320 or by email thea@hmhonline.org"

Thursday, May 21 2015 at 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Attend the #1 Targeted Business Event in New York!  Thousands of Business Owners * 42 Seminars * National Business Experts * Special Events * Unlimited Networking.  More Info.

May 19, 20, 28   -   Church of St. Brigid, 119 Avenue B (enter on E. 8th Street), 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for design workshops on flood protection.

Sat, May 23, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm   -   This walking tour examines how everyday buildings, public and commercial places, and streets have shaped the community from its origins as the Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City.More Info

May 27, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Symposium of contemporary Chinese authors who will discuss the role of writing in the contemporary world and the prospects for literary interactions between the U.S. and China.  More Info.
180,000 Fresh Ideas Are Coming to NYC
Consumers are hungry for innovative products and ingredient choices. Find yours at the Fancy Food Show. The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation. 2015 will feature more than 180,000 products,22,000 buyers, and 2,500 exhibitors.  Download Flyer Here for more info.

June 28 - 30 - Be there! Register now at fancyfoodshows.com

Turn restrictions, new traffic signals, new crosswalks, and expanded pedestrian space are on tap for the tangle of streets where the Manhattan Bridge touches down in Chinatown. 

Open Until 7pm Every Tuesday
Staff from the Department of Buildings and the Department of Small Business Services will be available to provide information, answer questions, and link business owners to needed resources.

Silver Alert for the disappearance of Weifu Mei

A 79-year-old Asian man from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Mei was last seen 5/9 at approximately 11:30 AM in the area of Cherry and Clinton Streets (MN). He is described as 5'2", 145 lbs with gray hair. A photo is attached: http://imgur.com/TONbI3x. If seen, please call 9-1-1.

This training program equips participants with skills, such as recognizing fake IDs, which will help reduce the frequency of sales to underage buyers.

Hero Gets Food That Would Be Wasted to the Needy - CNN.com

CNN Hero Robert Lee's nonprofit picks up fresh food that would otherwise go to waste from New York City restaurants and gets it to people in need. 
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Opened in 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York City. What makes them unique is that they prepare their dim sum to order, instead of making the dishes in advance and serving them on rolling carts around the dining room.
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New Crowdfunding Campaign Connects Community, Small Businesses & Solutions 

The Lo-Down, a six-year-old community news site and monthly magazine on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, just launched a very smart crowdfunding pitch. They are asking their community to help fund a one-year reporting project on the struggles of small businesses in their neighborhood.  Continue Reading HERE

IDEAS CITY is Right Around the Corner:
May 28-30

Participate in a 3 days festival celebrating the exchange of ideas and accelerating creativity.  The theme this year is The Invisible City, an homage to Italo Calvino's literary masterpiece of 1972.

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Grand opening, Formosa Cafe, 34 Eldridge St

Grand Opening:  "Stylein New York", 11 Mott Street, Authentic name brand clothing and accessories.

Haagen Dazs Free Cone Day -
53 1/2 Mott Street, Chinatown NYC (5/12/2015)

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