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Shop Small and Local in Chinatown, on Small Business Saturday, November 28
Here are just some of what Chinatown has to offer:

  1. AA Japanese Ramen, 45 Bayard Street
  2. A-Wah Restaurant
  3. Aux Epices, 121 Baxter Street
  4. Canton Kitchen, 171 Hester Street
  5. Canton Lounge, 70 Mott Street
  6. Breakroom, 83 Baxter Street
  7. Flaming Kitchen, 97 Bowery
  8. Forlini Restaurant, 93 Baxter Street
  9. Funny BBQ, 98 Bowery
  10. In Dessert, 1 East Broadway
  11. Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar, 150 Centre Street
  12. Nam Cafe, 75 Baxter Street
  13. Shanghai Heping Restaurant, 104 Mott Street
  14. Sichuan Hot Pot Cuisine, 34 Pell Street
  15. Wok Wok Southeast Asian Kitchen, 11 Mott Street
  1. OO35MM, 81 Mott Street, 2nd Floor
  2. New Kam Man, 200 Canal Street
  3. The Face Shop, 6B Elizabeth Street
  4. The Yeon, 79 Mott Street
  5. Why Not Treatment, 7 Elizabeth Street
  6. Yun Hong Chopstick Shop, 50 Mott Street
  7. New York Jewelers Exchange on 72 Bowery
  1. AC Hair Salon, 6 Elizabeth Street
  2. Chinatown Optical, 40 Mott Street
  3. Eye Solutions, 33 Mott Street
  4. Hair Le Pell, 18 Pell Street
  5. I-Look, 64A Mott Street
  6. Mott Street Optical, 52 Mott Street
  7. Origo Spa, 49-51 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
  8. Relax Foot Spa, 202 Hester Street
Are You Ready For Your Chinatown Turkey?

Here's a story that's become something of an annual tradition on The Lo-Down since we first brought it to you five years ago.  More Info
Celebrating Thanksgiving with Mencius Society for the Arts
Nov 29 12:30pm

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Mencius Society for the Arts, 12:30pm, CCBA, 62 Mott St#Chinatown Free admission, Chinese concert by students & raffle drawing.  More Info
Book Talk: Eileen Chang's Naked Earth
Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30PM - 8:00PM

One of the greatest and most loved of modern Chinese writers, Eileen Chang (张爱玲) illuminates the dark corners of the human existence with a style of disorienting beauty. Her late work Naked Earth (赤地之戀), originally commissioned as anti-Communist propaganda by the United States Information Service, is the story of two earnest young people confronting the grim realities of revolutionary change in the early years of Mao's China. Unavailable in English for more than fifty years, it is a harrowing tale of perverted ideals, damaged souls, deepest loneliness, and terror.  More Info
Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli - Book talk with Ted Merwin
Wednesday, December 2 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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.  Merwin also explores the recent surge in popularity the deli has had among contemporary Jews who are returning the deli to cult status as they seek to reclaim their cultural identity.  The author will give a short talk about the book and sign copies, which will be available for sale.  More Info
From Page to Stage: A Dream of Red Pavilions Special Preview Sharing
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Regarded as one of the 'Four Great' novels of China, A Dream of Red Pavilions (紅樓夢) is the love story between Bao Yu (Precious Jade) and Dai Yu (Dark Jade) in 18th century China.  More Info
December 5, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
December 12, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
December 19, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

We would like to invite your child to participate in our Volleyball Clinic at Public School 2 (PS 2) this winter.  The clinic collaboration between New York Strangers Sports Organization (NYSSO) and APEX for Youth (APEX). Both organizations, are dedicated to youth development through sports and are very excited to be able to provide this clinic to the local community.  Download Flyer   Website  Online registration
An Afternoon with Lyricist Sheldon Harnick
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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.  Join one of Broadway's brightest lights on the eve of the Festival of Lights! Mr. Harnick speaks with author Alisa Solomon about his fascinating life, career, and the making of a musical masterpiece. Reception with traditional Chanukah treats to follow.  More Info
MOCAFILMS: Oh, Queer Asian Canada!
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Co-presented with The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS), CUNY Graduate Center, please join us for the screening of Richard Fung's video work on LGBTQ Asian Canadian history. Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry (1996) explores the queer history of nineteenth-century Chinese immigration to Canada, and Rex vs Singh (2008) reveals the plight of two Sikh men entrapped by Vancouver police in 1915 and accused of the crime of sodomy.  More Info
Stand by Your Pan!

Kitchen fires caused by unattended cooking are the top cause of fires in the home. This threat is three times greater on Thanksgiving Day! CPSC urges you to have families in your community say the words Stand by Your Pan! to anyone who is in the kitchen frying, grilling or broiling food during the holidays. This simple reminder could mean the difference between a family gathered inside their home watching the game and a family huddled outside watching firemen try to save their house.
Manhattan Community Board Application 2016

If you would like to join your Community Board in Manhattan, please fill out the online application by January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm. After submission, you will be contacted regarding the next steps in the screening and interview process.  More Info
Asian-American Chefs Share Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Even without a traditional turkey on your dinner table, an Asian-themed menu this Thanksgiving is sure to be a hit.

Ahead of the holidays, NBC News spoke with Asian-American chefs across the country are swapping out dry, overcooked turkey with everything from Cornish hen games and coconut pies. The best part? Many of the dishes are perfect for sharing - exactly what you want for this holiday.  More Info
ThriveNYC: A roadmap for New York City's mental health crisis

With ThriveNYC, we're aiming to change that by addressing our city's mental health crisis with a comprehensive public health approach. Be a part of the solution by sharing this video with your friends.  More Info
Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking

It's possible that Asian food is more prominent in the American imagination than the Asian people who produce it. In the mid-nineteen-fifties, the political scientist Harold Isaacs became curious about how average Americans had formed impressions of far-away China and India. Isaacs and a team of researchers interviewed U.S. citizens from a variety of backgrounds and professions to learn what, exactly, had prompted them to decide that people from these countries were friendly or suspect, hardworking or lazy, intelligent or uncivilized.  More Info
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It is "An Act of Love" to serve the Thanksgiving meal and it is not charity. - Cris Parque, E.D. of Homeless Service United

"It is all about HOPE"
- Craig Mayers, Executive Director of NYC Rescue Mission

NYC Rescue Mission and volunteers, including from Chinatown and Community Board 1, prepared a feast for hundreds of men, women and children from low income communities and shelters across New York City.  

Grand Openings In Chinatown  
Everyday Beauty Lab, 115 Bowery, Tel. 212-226-2817 
Thanksgiving Special:  Nov. 26-29, 2015 / 20% off purchase 

At:  81 Bowery, 43 Mott Street and 22 Bowery.
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