ExploreChinatown Newsletter 

Council Member Chin Testifies on the Needs of the Community at National Disaster Resillience Competition Public Hearing


Council Member Chin joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials and community leaders on Aug. 27 to announce a new City capital commitment of $100 million to help protect Lower Manhattan from flooding.
 
"I applaud Mayor de Blasio for recognizing the importance of securing Lower Manhattan's coastal defenses while still ensuring access to our waterfront for residents and visitors," said Council Member Chin. "After seeing firsthand the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, I understand the value of investing in coastal resiliency measures to secure the gains we have made in rebuilding homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure. We have made great strides, but the fight to fully restore and protect our neighborhoods from the next big storm is far from over - so we need to continue to work together."
 
This summer, the city was selected to join Phase 2 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's National Disaster Resilience Competition, which was designed to improve resiliency in eligible communities across the country.
 
On Sept. 21st, Council Member Chin voiced her support for the City's NDRC application at a public hearing at P.S. 2 hosted by the Mayor's Office for Recovery and Resiliency.
 
Children's Law Workshop
On Oct.14

CACF, Chinese American-Planning Council, and University Settlement are co-hosting a Child Welfare Workshop with Council Member Margaret Chin (District 1, Lower Manhattan), and NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS).

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2014, 1:30PM - 3:00PM


Where
: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
62 Mott Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

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Volunteers & Participants Needed:

Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Join us for this Saturday's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk across the Manhattan Bridge (or Brooklyn Bridge, TBD) with officers of the NYPD 5th Pct.

For more info, please contact Chinatown Partnership.
MOCAMIX: Larissa Lam & Screening of Finding Cleveland
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy an evening with singer/songwriter Larissa Lam, where she and hip-hop artist Only Won take us through an acoustic performance, and a screening of Larissa's new documentary short, Finding Cleveland.
MOCACREATE: Chinatown Places and Spaces
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Investigate how buildings in Chinatown are more than meets the eye! Uncover their stories and construct your very own building facade out of wacky materials.

Street Closure In Chinatown
On Saturdays and Sundays Oct.17-18 and 24-25, 2015.From 8am to 6pm. 

Mosco Street will be closed between Mulberry and Mott Streets.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council to Host 7th Annual Marco Polo Festival
Celebrating The Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District
On Saturday, October 17th from 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Festivities include a grand procession of marionette puppets, Chinese and Italian Cultural Performances and a Pop-Up Museum featuring artifacts from the Silk Road. Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will host the 7th Annual Marco Polo Festival, celebrating the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, and the special relationship between the Chinese and Italian American communities of Manhattan's Chinatown & Little Italy.  Now its seventh year, the Marco Polo Festival serves as the preeminent New York City occasion to celebrate the rich heritage of Asian & Italian history and culture.
Open House New York: Museum of Chinese in America
Sunday, October 18: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Designed by artist and architect Maya Lin, the Museum of Chinese in America's 14,000 square-foot space on the border of Chinatown and SoHo was formerly a machine shop. MOCA's core exhibition on the Chinese American experience revolves around the Museum's historic sky-lit courtyard, which Maya Lin has left deliberately untouched as a reminder of the past and also to evoke a classic Chinese courtyard house.  More Info
Walking Tour: Poy Gum Lee's Chinatown
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

See what Chinatown looked like in 1963, at the time of the completion of the Pagoda Theatre that used to be on East Broadway. Guest curator of Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968, Kerri Culhane leads a walking tour of Chinatown that traces architect Poy Gum Lee's life and highlights his work and influence on the architecture of Chinatown.

Call for volunteers: Pier 42 Clean-Up Day!
Tuesday, October 20th from 2-5pm
 
On Tuesday, October 20th from 2-5pm we will be holding a Pier 42 Clean-up day to get the park in shape for the upcoming Fall Waterfront Celebration. Activities will include sweeping, weeding, and generally tiding up the site. We recommend that volunteers wear clothes they don't mind getting a bit dirty, and all ages are welcome!

Pier 42 Clean Up Day / Tuesday, October 20th / 2:00-5:00pm / Pier 42, East River Bikeway

Please contact Anna Pelavin at anna@hesterstreet.org if you are interested in attending or have any questions.
BOOK LAUNCH: "Here and There" by Chaya Deitsch
Museum at Eldridge Street Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
 
Join us for a reading, Q&A and reception celebrating the publication of Chaya Deitsch's debut book Here and There: Leaving Hasidism, Keeping My Family (Schocken Books/Random House). In this heartfelt and inspiring personal account, Deitsch relates her experience growing up as a Lubavitcher Hasid and leaving that world without leaving the family that remains within it.
This event is free. 
More Info
FIDL! Klezmer Violin and Jam
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 7 PM 

Three leading contemporary klezmer violinists - Jake Shulman-Ment, Deborah Strauss and Alicia Svigals - perform traditional and original klezmer violin pieces and also speak about their personal journeys in uncovering this lost Jewish art. Ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske will provide historical context. Bring your fiddle to the concert and participate in a jam afterwards. Co-presented with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Open House for Photographers & Artists
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 FROM 1 TO 4 PM

Budding and professional photographers and artists: come armed with your camera or sketchbook and let our beautiful sanctuary inspire you. Admission for you is free. We ask that you share your photographs and drawings with us via email or on Instagram.

New York Chinese Cultural Center 2015 Annual Fundraiser
6:00 pm, Friday, November 6, 2015
Downtown Community Television Center 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Join us for the 2015 Annual Fundraiser! Enjoy lively performances and delicious appetizers as we honor influential figures in our community, celebrating the advancement and promotion of Asian-American culture and identity through creative arts and diverse media.

Your presence for this evening of cultural celebration and entertainment will contribute towards the upkeep of our mission, in providing a vital and cherished linkage between communities and across generations.

Arcade Play or Two-Hour Child's Birthday Party for Up to 10 at the Chinatown Fair (Up to 60% Off)

Arcade classics and contemporary favorites such as air hockey, skee-ball, basketball, DDRX3, BeatMania, car racing and ticketed prize games.

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148 Lafayette Street. New York, NY 10013

New Book Release:  Defiant Second Daughter: My First 90 Years Paperback - October 8, 2015 - by Betty Lee Sung (Author) 

Chinatown resident & AAARI-CUNY co-founder, Betty Lee Sung, has published her memoir, Defiant Second Daughter: My First 90 Years, available on Amazon. You can also read Betty's interview regarding Asian American Studies at CUNY in the latest issue of CUNY FORUM, Volume 3:1.

 
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Enjoy a cup of coffee while you repair your bike or wait for your friends cross Manhattan Bridge to visit Chinatown.  "Off The Bridge" - 105 Canal Street, 212-775-8599






Afternoon Walk Thru Chinatown





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