ExploreChinatown Newsletter

The 25th Annual Children's Halloween Parade 
Saturday, October 31, 1pm to 4pm

NYU and Community Board 2 invite you to join the 25th Annual Children's Halloween Parade, the city's largest free children's event on Halloween Day!  Parents and children gather at the Washington Square Arch by 1pm.  Free trick-or-treat bags, performances, games and rides away the children after the parade.

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Halloween Safety

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly. Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling with a group of friends, to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween.  More Info
Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu
Oct 31, 2015 & Nov 15, 2015 @ 9 AM - 12 PM

* It will protect you all year.
The flu shot protects you from different types of flu for the entire flu season.

* Keep your family healthy.
It will prevent you from spreading the flu virus to your family members.

* Stay healthy for work and school.
Flu symptoms, like fever and weakness, often keep you at home and unable to go to work or school.

* The flu virus changes every year.
Since the flu virus changes every year, you need a new shot each year to stay healthy.

* It's low-cost. 
 Your insurance pays 100% for flu shots. If you do not have insurance, the Health Center charges low cost for getting flu shot or you may eligible for the *free flu shot events.   More Info
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of "Fiddler on the Roof" with Alisa Solomon

The New York Times called Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, "as rich and dense as chocolate babka." Join author and Columbia University Professor Alisa Solomon for a fascinating talk and a real treat. Solomon gives us an inside look at the talented team who clashed, collaborated, and created this most celebrated of shows and explores how a story about shtetl life became a musical with worldwide appeal. Enjoy some babka and enter a raffle to win two free tickets to Fiddler on the Roof!  More Info
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.  More Info
Remember to Vote on Election Day!
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

To register to vote in the City of New York, you must:
  1. Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  2. Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days.
  3. Be 18 years of age before the next election.
  4. Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  5. Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  6. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).
Although you can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.  More Info 
No Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3
November 2nd from 2 to 4pm

No Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3
The New York City Department of Sanitation reminds city residents that there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
·       Residents who normally receive Tuesday garbage and organics collection should place their materials out at curbside Tuesday evening after 4 p.m. for collection.
·       Residents normally receiving Tuesday recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, November 9 for collection on Tuesday, November 10.
In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, in observance of the holiday.
For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation 
Teacher Application 2015-16

Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization whose mission is to empower New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Chinatowns, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented communities. By providing a safe and supportive environment, CYI works to build a legacy of young leaders by strengthening awareness of community issues through project initiatives.  More Info
Hamilton Madison House Cityhall Senior Center
November 2nd from 2 to 4pm

Hamilton Madison House Cityhall senior center and MetroPlus Health Plan will cohost a free community concert in Gouverneur Health auditorium, with free giveaways. After musical performance, MetroPlus representatives will explain the latest Essential Plan for low income and Medicare information to seniors.  More Info
Inside/Outside: Urban Spaces in Chinatown and the Lower East Side
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 @ 8:30am - 3:30pm

Join the Museum at Eldridge Street and the Museum of Chinese in America in uncovering the stories of the people, communities, and structures that have shaped - and continue to shape - our nation's oldest neighborhoods!  More Info
FIDL! Klezmer Violin and Jam

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.  More Info
Open House for Photographers and Artists
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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.  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
Chinatown Edges: Photo Tour & Neighborhood Exploration | Conversation
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm

How do a neighborhood's borders impact its residents? Join us for an afternoon exploration in which participants trace the shifting boundaries and hidden stories of Lower Manhattan's Chinatown.  More Info
MOCACITIZEN: Chinese American "Returnees"
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Born in New York City to Chinese immigrant parents in 1900, Poy Gum Lee and his family move to China in 1923. Armed with an architectural education from Pratt Institute, MIT, and Columbia University, he embarked on a professional career in China.   More Info
Teach Citizenship Classes in Chinatown/Lower East Side

Help an immigrant become a U.S. Citizen by volunteering to teach a citizenship class. The classes help students prepare for the U.S. citizenship test. Volunteers work in teams to plan the lessons and teach the classes. This fun and rewarding experience gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of others.
CONCERT: Litvakus with Dmitri Zisl Slepovich
Led by acclaimed clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, Litvakus is a unique klezmer collective - the first to focus exclusively on the music and culture of Belarus. Enjoy their inspired repertoire of traditional Belarusian and Litvak (Belarusian Jewish) folk music, as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music. Co-sponsored with In geveb:  A Journal of Yiddish Studies.  More Info
"Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli" - Book Talk with Ted Merwin

In Pastrami on Rye, the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli, Ted Merwin traces the rise and fall of the Jewish deli in New York from its inception on the Lower East Side, to its heyday during the interwar era, to its rapid decline in the decades following the Second World War.  More Info
An Afternoon with Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

An instant sensation when it opened in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof broke every box office record of its time. For more than half a century, the musical has thrilled audiences around the world and its songs are among Broadway's most beloved. As the show returns to the New York stage this season, we're thrilled to welcome Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick to Eldridge Street.  More Info
"Fiddler on the Roof" Theater Party 

Support the Museum at Eldridge Street community and see Fiddler on the Roof, the musical theater masterpiece that will return to Broadway this fall. You'll savor the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain "Tradition" as he sees his three oldest daughters fall in love. Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) will direct the revival, which will be produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel. Tony nominee Danny Burstein will play Tevye.  We have a block of great front mezzanine seats. Ticket price includes a tax-deductible donation. Please contact Eva Bruné at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org, or 212-219-0888 x202 for information and tickets.
Chinatown Photos:

Council Member Chin advocating for "Moving Toward a Greener City,"
at panel discussion on Oct 19, 2015

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