NYPD Snowstorm Tips and Awareness

Due to the anticipated arrival of winter storm Jonas this Saturday, the New York City area needs to stay informed and be ready for possible high winds, snow accumulations, and whiteout conditions as well as the potential for power outages, high tides, and other problems caused by these types of storms. 

Since storms of this nature are often unpredictable, we want to encourage our community to keep the following in mind:
  • Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes.  A Family plan to utilize may be downloaded; HERE. 
  • Stay alert to weather reports and conditions over the next few days (by clicking: HERE) and pay attention to any instructions from local authorities.  
  • Keep emergency contact numbers with you.
  • Secure loose objects in your yard.
  • Close and lock windows and doors. 
  • Prepare a "GO BAG."  A list of items to include may be found by visiting; HERE. 
  • Keep on hand non-perishable food which can be eaten without cooking.
  • Check flashlights or other emergency lights to make sure they are in working condition, and an ample supply of functional batteries.   
  • Keep a battery operated radio on hand. 
  • Fill your bathtub with water for flushing the toilet.
  • Gas up your car. If electrical power is off, service stations may not be able to operate pumps.
  • Prepare appropriate emergency supplies to sustain yourself and your family for a few days if the storm's path becomes more evident of impacting your area. 
  • For more information on how to be prepared, please visit;HERE.  

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Business Resiliency Workshop Chinatown 

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Prepare yourself and your business for emergencies!
From gas leaks and fires, to major storms and flooding, NYC business owners face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets.
You will learn how to:

    Stay in business: Identify your key business functions, employees, and documents.
    Protect your investments: Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes.
    Be ready for action: Create a business continuity plan for your business.



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Celebrate Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 6

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 6, for "Madison Street to Madison Avenue," a very special Lunar New Year event.


From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, we'll be celebrating the Lunar New Year with exciting programming. Highlights include: 11:00 AM, Madison Avenue at East 76th Street: We'll welcome Lion Dancers and a Dragon, and witness the historic signing ceremony celebrating the partnership of the Madison Avenue BID with the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Shanghai, China. Among the confirmed attendees is Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan (right)


11:15 AM-1:00 PM, Madison Avenue from East 76th Street to East 54th Street: Enjoy the artistry of our Lion Dancers and Dragon as they perform, while participating retailers including Baccarat, Bally, CH Carolina Herrera, Chopard, Coach, Dennis Basso, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Michael Kors, Mulberry, NARS host special in-store Lunar New Year programming


12:00-3:00 PM, the Harman store and 527 Madison Avenue (at East 54th Street): We will host a variety of indoor and outdoor Lunar New Year-themed family entertainment and musical performances. Including calligraphy demonstrations, face-painting by Silly Cheeks, and Lunar New Year Photo Booth. And performances by FJ Music Fusion, the New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Fei Fang, Les Ballets de l'Opera Chinois de New York, and traditional Chinese face-changing by Peng Li


1:00 PM, Madison Avenue at East 54th Street: Public officials and program participants will make remarks

"Madison Street to Madison Avenue" promises to be a well-attended and highly visible event, and a major attraction for Chinese tourists, residents, and visitors from throughout the City of New York. Confirmed attendees include Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop.

This event is co-produced through a unique collaboration between the East Midtown Partnership, Confucius Institute for Business at the SUNY Global Center (116 East 55th Street), Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, and Chinatown Partnership.

Speak Up & Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
January 25, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 9:00PM

If the thought of having to address a crowd gets you tongue-tied, you're definitely not alone. Whether you have an upcoming public speaking engagement or just want to give a presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your colleagues, this workshop will enable you to communicate more confidently, comfortably, and effectively with large groups of people.

Treasures from the Archives Tour
January 27, 2016 at 1:00PM

On the last Wednesday of each month we will present special synagogue tours. This month, see rarely displayed Judaica and artifacts from the Museum's collection on this behind-the-scenes tour of the synagogue.

MOCAEATS Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

"Asian cuisine has never been more relevant than it is today."  From enduring comfort foods to new classics. LUCKYRICE culinary festival founder Danielle Chang shares stories, techniques, and recipes from her debut cookbook, Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables.  More Info
Decoding the Year of the Monkey with the Chinese Almanac
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm

What does the Year of the Monkey hold in store? Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) return to decode the almanac's predictions for 2016 and share a range of New Year's traditions that bring positive energy into the household. Each participant will receive a free copy of the Pocket Chinese Almanac (valued at $7).  More Info
In Conversation: Letty, Robin and Abigail Pogrebin
Jan 31, 2016 at 3:00pm

One mother, two daughters, three writers.  Join activist and author Letty Cottin Pogrebin, her daughters author Abigail Pogrebin and New York Times writer Robin Pogrebin for a conversation about work, family and Jewish identity. This event is moderated by Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at the Tenement Museum.
Lunar New Year - Year of the Monkey
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

USPS and St John's University celebrates the Year of the Monkey.  This ceremony is free and open to the general public.

Small Business Spotlight: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette
By www.thelodownny.com
Editor's note: Today we're continuing our series of small business profiles. The series is part of our yearlong reporting project on Small Business Survival. This story is reported and written by Max Rovo.  

A Chinese Almanac That Takes a Wary View of the New Year
By James Barron / www.nytimes.com
Joanna C. Lee waved her little red book for 2016 in the face of a man she had sent its predecessors, the little red books from 2015, 2014, 2013 and maybe even 2012. For a moment the man thought about 2015, a year bookended by the Charlie Hebdo attack in January and the San Bernardino assault in December, and said 2016 had to be a better year.  More Info
New IDNYC Pop-Up Site Opens in Chinatown
By Lisha Arino / www.dnainfo.com
Grabbing a municipal ID should be easier for areas residents, thanks to a new enrollment center that opened Wednesday.  

Opinion: Why American-Chinese food is real Chinese food
By Clarissa Wei / edition.cnn.com
As American-Chinese restaurant Fortune Cookie closes shop in Shanghai this week, after successfully selling U.S.-style Chinese food to locals since opening in 2013 (despite a good run its American owners have said they want to return to the United States), we've decided to revisit journalist Clarissa Wei's previously published impassioned defense of orange chicken and all-American Chinese food.  More Info
Community Service Learning Program
By trc.cbwchc.org

The Community Service Learning Program (CSLP) is a six month (Feb through August) internship training program for youth ages 15 to 19. The program aims to provide youth with an opportunity to improve their life skills (public speaking, stress/time management, negotiation/communication skills) through service learning projects.  More Info
Project AHEAD Internship
By cbwchc.csod.com
Students will be exposed to various healthcare careers, and gain an understanding of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community and of current health issues impacting the health status of Asian Americans in the United States.  
Duo Hit Woman Over Head, Steal Her Belongings in Chinatown: NYPD
By  www.nbcnewyork.com

Police are searching for a man and a woman who they say hit a woman across the head and robbed her of her cell phone and other personal items in Chinatown.

Open Call For All Choreographers!
By www.chendancecenter.org

newsteps a choreographers series is dedicated to providing support and performance opportunities for experimental, innovative, and risk-taking works by all choreographers.  

Hooking up Downtown with free, resilient Wi-Fi
By Bill Egbert / www.downtownexpress.com

A group of techies wants to put traditional Internet service providers out of business, one router at a time.  

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