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2015 Marco Polo Day Festival
(Oct 17, 2015)
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5th Precinct Officers Go Pink In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
 (Oct 17, 2015)

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Go Purple for Anti-Domestic Violence Day
(Oct 15, 2015)   
Council Member Chin, Her Team & Volunteers Hand Out Flyers

Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Awareness Rest Station in Chinatown's SDR Park
(Oct 17, 2015)

Long Line of Volunteers Walking Down the Street  
CONCERT: Eugene Marlow and The Heritage Ensemble
Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

What do you get when a composer with Eastern European roots arranges classical Jewish melodies in jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian styles, and then plays them with musicians from Puerto Rican, Middle Eastern and old world backgrounds? The answer is Eugene Marlow's Heritage EnsembleMore Info
On Sunday, October 25th from 1-5pm
By apelavin / pathstopier42.com 
This is the last public event at the Pier 42 pop-up park before construction begins on the permanent park. Come celebrate fall and the closing of this chapter - an important step towards the creation of more permanent, accessible, green space for the Lower East Side. Follow the links to read more about the history and future of Pier 42 and the East River Waterfront, and we hope to see you on October 25th!  More Info
IN CONVERSATION: Mimi Sheraton and Gabrielle Hamilton
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Join us for a wonderful evening as chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton talks with food maven Mimi Sheraton about her book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, a dazzling, mouthwatering compendium of transcendent tastes.  Their conversation will take them on a tasty trip around the world, with a special focus on the Jewish, Chinese and Latin foods of our Lower East Side neighborhood.  Books by both will be for sale. More Info
Free Flu Shots
On Oct.31

Free flu shots at CBW Community Health Center, 268 Canal St.

MOCACITIZEN: The "Jook Sing" Generation: Chinese New Yorkers during the 1940s - 60s
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Being a child of immigrant parents is a very New York story. During the 1940s, a significant population of New York City residents were children of immigrant.

Inside/Outside: Urban Spaces in Chinatown and the Lower East Side
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 @ 8:30am - 3:30pm

Through building and walking tours, hands-on workshops and guided discussions, learn how neighborhood landmarks, archival resources, and storytelling bring history and social studies to life! More Info
MOCACITIZEN Building Community: A Conversation with Gordon Chin & Tarry Hum
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

San Francisco's Chinatown was the birthplace of Chinese America, while Brooklyn's Sunset Park has become one of New York City's Chinatowns. Join Gordon Chin and Tarry Hum as they discuss the evolution of these two neighborhoods and consider how their social, economic, cultural, and political landscapes have been shaped.  More Info
CONCERT: Eyal Vilner and The Big Band 

The Eyal Vilner Big Band stays true to its name - it is BIG. 17 musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born, New York-educated musician/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner, the band has collaborated with big time jazz legends such as Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens. Join us and groove along as they perform Vilner's new arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions. Sponsored by Helene and Steven Walsey. More Info
Tevye's First Thanksgiving

A new tradition for fans of Fiddler on the Roof! The show is back on Broadway and we're celebrating Tevye's First Thanksgiving at Eldridge Street.  Come make fiddle shaped challah, musical art, and follow a trail of - what else? - lyrical clues, of course.  A fun filled scavenger hunt reveals Eldridge's own tale  of giving thanks, not to mention a turkey (he's hiding, wouldn't you?).  All this, plus prizes, surprises, and a rousing Fiddler sing-along. Tradition!  More Info
By Hannah Ghorashi / www.artnews.com

Foxy Production, which is currently located on West 27th Street in Chelsea, is headed to a new 3,000-square-foot space in Chinatown, at 2 East Broadway. It plans to open there in early 2016.  

Asian Spicy Curry Pops Up in Chinatown

Chinatown grows quiet here at night, near the southern end of Mulberry Street. Mama Eatery stands where Mulberry bends, between a funeral-supply shop and a dry cleaner. There are Chinese characters on the window, but the menu knows no borders: lox and French toast for breakfast, pierogies, paninis and linguine pomodoro for jury-duty lunch, bubble tea for kids just freed from school.  More Info
Fall Organics Initiatives

NYC Organics Collection is expanding! This fall, another 53,000 households in Brooklyn and Queens will be able to recycle their organic waste right at the curb! DSNY collects yard waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper from homes and small buildings in pilot areas.  More Info
Crepes at Spicebox Crepe (40% Off). Two Options Available

Dessert crepes envelope ingredients such as berries, peaches, powdered sugar, Nutella, and ice cream.

An Untold Story of Chinese Immigrants, in Dance
By VOICES OF NY / voicesofny.org

The little-known story of Chinese immigrants to various states in the south is being told in "South of Gold Mountain," a new dance work from the Chen Dance Center, reports Rui Miao in Our Town Downtown.  More Info
Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown
By MELISSA ROSE COOPER / voicesofny.org

Italian and Chinese cultures celebrated as one during the 7th Annual Marco Polo Festival on Oct. 17. The event, hosted by Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, marks the historic encounter between the explorer Marco Polo and Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan during the 13th century.  More Info
Chinatown Photos:

Free Opera Performance In Chinatown at CCBA, Preserving & Promoting Tradition/Culture
(Oct 17, 2015)

  5th Precinct Officers Go Pink In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness (Oct 17, 2015)

 Pink shirts, guns and limo.  Officer Peter Chong (dressed as McGruff) walking with everyone across the Brooklyn Bridge and back.

McGruff the dog was stopped for a Vision Zero violation on Canal and Bowery and ticketed, no one is above the law!  Not even one of their best!

2015 Marco Polo Day Festival
(Oct 17, 2015)
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