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Happy 4th of July from Chinatown! 

Celebrate Independence Day by exploring all the historical points of interest, shops and restaurants the neighborhood has to offer. In the evening, visit the South Street Seaport nearby to check out the fireworks on the East River. Afterwards, stop by Chinatown again, conveniently through Mott, Catherine, Canal or Grand Street, for drinks and a late night snack. We're open and looking forward to serving you!


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Replica of General Lafayette's 18th-century ship called The Hermione docks at New York.  
The majestic vessel is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years. 
July 3, 2015

Parade welcoming Hermione and the Spirit of Lafayette back to New York Harbor.  
Lafayette was instrumental in our nation winning its independence.
July 3, 2015

Lafayette's flagship Hermione will pass in front of the Statue of Liberty on July 4th.

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25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act / Weekend Walks

Weekend Walks / ADA 25 NYC
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 11am to 4pm
Mott Street, between Canal & Worth Streets

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Chinatown at Weekend Walks. Enjoy stage performances, food from local restaurant eateries, info booths, face painting & arts and crafts for kids! Participants include medical supply, equipment and service companies that aid people with disabilities.

Click HERE for flyer.  ADA25NYC participation signup form.



NYC Foam Packaging Law Takes Effect Beginning July

Beginning in July 2015, certain expanded polystyrene (EPS) items will be banned from sale, distribution, or use in NYC. This provision includes a grace period lasting from July 1, 2015 until January 1, 2016. Following the grace period, Notices of Violation will be issued and civil action may be taken. More Info


DSNY Announces Schedule for Operations on July 4  

Saturday, July 4: DSNY WILL NOT COLLECT garbage, organics or recycling on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 4


MOCACREATE: Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Skyscapes

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm
What made Bambi different from other Disney films? Join us for an afternoon of painting and calligraphy as you learn about Chinese Song dynasty painting and Tyrus Wong's artistic styles. More Info


AAIFF '15: Screening and Conversation with Ruby Yang

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Screenings of The Blood of Yingzhou District, Tongzhi in Love, and The Warriors of Quigang followed by a conversation with Ruby Yang moderated by S. Casper Wong. More Info


Xincon Home Health Care Services

Xincon Home Health Care Services, one of many participants in our 7/26 Weekend Walks to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Xincon Home Health Care Services Inc. is a New York State Licensed Home Care Services Agency, providing homecare and related services in the New York metropolitan area.

Good Health Day Fair


August 5 , 10am to 3pm
It's that time of year again! We are gearing up for our Good Health Day fairs, save the date!

Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times


The Festival of  Chinese Opera 2015


On August 30th 2015, at CCBA's auditorium
The famous Cantonese Opera Playwright, Tong Dik Sung's most prestigious masterpiece of The Reincarnation of the Story of Red Plum. It will be a full length Chinese Opera of a 3 1/2 hours live show composed of 12 musician and 14 Opera players.


A Persistent, but Quiet, Campaign Made Lunar New Year a School Holiday 

On Wednesday night at the Yung Wing School, a public elementary school in Chinatown, students performed songs from the Disney musical "Mulan," dancing crisply in traditional silk costumes ironed that morning by their parents. These were the voices of the next Asian-American generation in New York City - and they were loud. 
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Dragon Boat Festival raffle drawing sweepstakes on June 30, 2015. CPLDC and Chinatown BID engaged over 80 businesses to conduct a neighborhood-wide raffle contest, to encourage local residents and visitors to patron local businesses. Prizes included roundtrip airline tickets.

Grand Opening: Mott St. Pharmacy, 
11 Mott Street. Tel. 212-732-3888 / Welcome to Chinatown!

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