Mark Your Calendar: December 19, 2015

MOCACREATE: Tiny Terrariums
Sat, Dec 19 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring the outside in by creating a one of a kind terrarium using moss, soil, clay, and more! These miniature worlds are their own ecosystem, and make the perfect gift for a friend or family member.  More Info
DEBUT CONCERT - Book of Questions
Sunday, December 20 at 3 pm

Leah Falk (text) and Joshua Morris (music) premier their song cycle inspired by ethnographer and playwright S. Ansky's classic study of Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement.

$20 adults; $15 students and seniors; includes Museum admission.

Chinese New Year Benefit Dinner!
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m

Please join us for this annual celebration of friends, food and family!

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with dinner, dancing, and a host of colorful Chinese arts.  More Info
Small Business Owners Share Their Most Harrowing Bureaucracy Stories At Comptroller's "Red Tape" Hearing
By Lauren Evans /
"If red tape was nutritional, we could feed the world," quipped State Senator Brad Hoylman, to a room full of agreeable murmurs. His audience was primed to appreciate the joke: Small business owners from around Manhattan gathered at Civic Hall earlier today to air their grievances and share stories about their experiences being crippled by bureaucracy and, in an ideal world, convince their elected officials to do something about it.  More Info
By M.H. Miller /
Ellie Rines, whose walk-in-closet-size gallery 55 Gansevoort closed abruptly last summer, is opening a new space, this time in Chinatown, at 56 Henry Street. Gansevoort, which opened in a pre-Whitney Museum Meatpacking District in the fall of 2013, had about 60 square feet of space, often filled by one work at a time, which meant that openings mostly took place on the street outside.  More Info
NYC Recycles is Now NYC zerowaste!
NYC's goal is to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. To achieve this, DSNY is expanding programs, enhancing outreach, and exploring new diversion strategies. Find out more at Follow us on the path to zero @NYCzerowaste on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  More Info
Kiva Turns to Another Economy in Need of Investment: America's
By Bourree Lam /
Budding small-business owners have always turned to family and friends for loans. This system has its perks: Money from friends and family can mean fast, interest-free cash, and the social ties mean borrowers might be more incentivized to pay back their loans. For entrepreneurs without the credit histories to qualify for a loan from a bank, this is often the only option-but it's limited by how wealthy friends and family are.  More Info
Where to Buy a Christmas Tree in Lower Manhattan
By Irene Plagianos /
Still looking for that perfect Christmas tree, but don't want to go to too far from home? There are several places to pick up your holiday greenery, all below Canal Street. Some residents said that tree stand favorites included those outside of TriBeCa's Whole Foods, at 270 Greenwich Street, or local market Zeytuna's, on the corner of John and William streets.  More Info
Get Smarter About Staying Warmer
No need to hibernate under a blanket this season. Here are five easy ways to cut heating costs and keep cozy at home:

Use caulk or weather stripping to seal air leaks around windows, baseboards, electrical outlets, switch plates, air conditioners, and pipes and wiring coming through ceilings, floors, and walls.  More Info

Zero Food Waste Popup Debuts This Coming Weekend
miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) has an interesting project coming up this week. It's the Zero Waste Food Popup, opening Saturday at 103 Allen St. It's designed to help New York reach its goal of eliminating food waste by 2030.  More Info
Manhattan Police-Community Relations Improvement Initiative

Manhattan Police-Community Relations Improvement Initiative provides four community-based organizations an award of $12,000 each to do programming that helps cultivate meaningful engagement between police officers and youth in communities across Manhattan and promotes mutual understanding and trust. These programs may focus on education, joint activities with the police, and community-wide events.  More Info
RFPs and Bidding Opportunities

DOHMH through The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) invites CBOs in New York City's five boroughs to apply for competitive mini-grants of $1,000-$10,000 to promote awareness of, and participation in the Take Care New York (TCNY) initiative-led Community Consultations. These events have been designed to promote awareness of the City's health equity approach as well as learn from community members about local health priorities. Take Care New York 2020 Outreach Partner Mini-grants To learn more about the application process.  More Info
Position Available: Outreach Coordinator, Recycling Champions Program
Number of Positions Available: 5
Applications Still Being Accepted, Please Contact GrowNYC

Recycling Champions Program Information
One of the key elements of Mayor DeBlasio's OneNYC, is a goal to divert 90% of the City's solid waste from landfill by 2030 and to increase recycling in NYC public schools. As part of that plan, during the 2015-16 academic year, New York City is beginning a new Zero Waste School
Program. There is a tremendous opportunity to reduce landfill waste from schools, which generate more than 40,000 tons of refuse per year. Since 2010, GrowNYC's Recycling Champions Program (RCP) has been implementing model recycling programs and developing best practices at schools throughout NYC. RCP is a program of GrowNYC (a nonprofit organization in the Mayor's Office), conducted in partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Division of School Facilities (DSF), Office of Sustainability, and the NYC
Department of Sanitation (DSNY).  More Info
Position Available: Enrollment Sales Representative

Purpose of Position:
The Marketplace Facilitated Enroller (MFE) is responsible for educating and assisting qualified individuals with purchasing affordable health insurance coverage and/or obtaining an eligibility determination for coverage in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and insurance affordability programs such as Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP) through the NY State of Health (MarketPlace). The MFE is responsible for identifying and educating prospective members that do not have health insurance and/or are looking to change coverage as well as assisting existing members with recertification and education of benefits. The MFE is tasked with performing all duties in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as all other pertinent rules and regulations. 
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Grand Opening: Everyday Beauty Lab at 115 Bowery on December 15
Congratulations and Welcome to Chinatown!

Grand Opening: Fleet Bakery on 24 Bowery
Congratulations and Welcome to Chinatown!

View our photos on flickr

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Celebrating World Journal's 40th Anniversary

Congratulations to the World Journal Team and Mr. Howard Lee on the Surprise Award.

Chinese Lanterns and Christmas Bell

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