A warm welcome to Irish Americans and everyone else to come back to your original "home" to visit Chinatown, Jewelry District, Little Italy and much more! 

Aerial view of Saint James where the first Ancient Order of Hibernians used to have white tie dinners and many functions.  (where Saint James Place meets Saint James Street, which is now co-named Ancient Order of Hiebernians)

Ancient Order of Hibernians at the Saint James Church

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is an Irish Catholic fraternal organisation. Members must be Catholic and either Irish-born or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States, where it was founded in New York City in 1836. Its name was adopted by groups of Irish immigrants in the United States,[1] its purpose to act as guards to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces in the mid-19th century, and to assist Irish Catholic immigrants, especially those who faced discrimination or harsh coal mining working conditions. Many members in the coal mining area of Pennsylvania had a background with the Molly Maguires. It became an important focus of Irish American political activity.[1]   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Hibernians 

Saint James Church

St. James Roman Catholic Church can trace its roots to 1827 when Father Félix Varela bought Christ Protestant Episcopal Church on Ann Street and converted it into a Catholic church of the same name. The new parish remained at this location until 1833 when the building was declared unsafe. For the next few years, services were held in temporary quarters on William Street and, later, on Ann Street. 

Come Celebrate Easter In Chinatown

Annie Nicholas, an eighteen-year-old Russian Jewish immigrant, worked as a button-maker at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Tragically on March 25, 1911, she and 145 other workers - mainly Italian and Jewish young women - died as a fire broke out on the factory floors. Debbie Wells, Co-Founder and Partner of Artful Circle, relates the story of her husband's family who are descendants of Annie Nicholas, and traces how the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire sparked the rise of the labor union movement and fire safety regulations in America.

Museum at Eldridge Street - 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

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Come See These New Shops In Chinatown and 
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day:

Wu's Wonton King at 165 E Broadway

New Hand Pulled Noodle on 23 Pell Street 

Juicy Spot - 33 Pell St

Bubbly Tea - 55B Bayard Street

Night Moon In Chinatown

Good job to all those who stopped by Saturday at Chinatown E-Waste Recycling. 
Our community is a lot better and GREENER as a result of your efforts:

Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

MOCA and Queens Library present Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers, a new series of programs that offer local Chinese residents opportunities to preserve their stories, traditions, and other cultural contributions, and share them with the greater New York City community.  More Info 
Faith-based & Non-profit Breakfast Meeting - Celebrating Women's Month
Date: March 16, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrating Women's Month PLUS
* Introduction to Green Faith Initiative
* Become a Radio Host and Build Your Congregation
* Social Media for Faith-based Organizations & Non-Profits
* Fundraising for Your Non-Profits
* Programs to Help Your Members More Info 
Citizenship Application Assistance Event
Saturday, March 19 form 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim, New York City Council Member Peter Koo, the New Americans Campaign and NALEO.    More Info
CUNY Citizenship Now! Event for Corps
Saturday March 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Citizenship Application Assistance event seeks volunteers with Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean language skills. The event will be held in conjunction with New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim, New York City Council Member Peter Koo, the New Americans Campaign and NALEO.It will take place in the gym (basketball court) at the Flushing YMCA. The event starts at 11 a.m., but we ask volunteers to please arrive at 10 a.m. for breakfast and a brief orientation.  More Info
Up With Aging! Successful Aging & Your Brain
Sun, Mar 20 at 12:30 PM

RSVP online at UpWithAging.eventbrite.com or call (212) 669-4564.  More Info
Born to Lead : Defining Success
Wednesday, March 23 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The AWIB corporate Asian women's leadership forum highlights the role Asian women play in the executive suite. Asian women from diverse industries come together to celebrate and discuss the many experiences, tools, and resources that have inspired them to become leaders within their professions.  More Info
Notary Public Training Course
Date: March 24, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Description:

This 3-hour New York Notary Public Training course is designed to educate individuals with the legal terminology, concepts and clauses contained in the framework of the New York State Notary booklet.  

Internship opportunities with City Council Member Margaret Chin

Council Member Margaret Chin's office is in the process of recruiting interns for the summer semester. Chin is the elected representative for the 1st New York City Council District, which includes Chinatown, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, SoHo, Battery Park City, Tribeca, Financial District, the Seaport/Civic Center, Washington Square Park, and Governors Island. Internships run during regular business hours with a flexible schedule and minimum of 10 hours per week. Interested? Send a resume and cover letter to Chin's community liaison, Jessica Chen, at jechen@council.nyc.gov. Please include your availability and hours you are able to work in your cover letter.
"Stolen Hearts" - Exhibit

"Stolen Heart" shows how Jews helped make Berlin's central district, Mitte, the vibrant center of culture and commerce it was by the late 19th century, and how the expropriation of Jewish-owned businesses and real estate left wounds that have yet to heal.

Spring SAT Tutoring Program
Saturdays from 10am - 2pm (4 hours); April 2 - June 4, 2016 (10 sessions)

GCCA, a registered non-profit community organization, is offering a Spring SAT Tutoring Program to prepare students for the redesigned SAT exam. We at GCCA provide this service as part of our mission to help the Greater Chinatown community, focusing in particular on households with limited resources, and those who have newly immigrated. 

When Art Imitates Life on a Chinatown Bus
By Jonathan Tarleton / nextcity.org
For intercity travelers across the Northeastern U.S., Fung Wah evokes far more than its direct translation, "a magnificent wind." The original carrier in the now mammoth network of Chinatown bus companies that serves 5 million passengers annually, the Fung Wah bus is a cultural icon, the eponym for an entire industry of budget travel.  More Info
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women
Counseling, mentoring, and training from an SBA District Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center or Women's Business Center in your area.  More Info
NYZEE :: Chinatown, NYC
NYZEE is a photo series that is focused on showcasing the diverse neighborhoods of New York City. We all know the big apple is a melting pot of cultures from practically every corner of the world. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York and almost half the population is foreign born.  More Info
Slide Show! Chrystie Street Bike Path & Pedestrian Improvements

We've been meaning to post the Department of Transportation's presentation on the redesign of Chrystie Street. DOT planners earlier this week walked Community Board 3's transportation committee through plans for a new protected two-way bike path.  More Info
The Power of Cause Marketing
By Rieva Lesonsky / www.sba.gov
Are you looking for a way to attract new customers? Social responsibility is a strong selling point when customers are considering purchases. Consider this: A Nielsen global online survey reports that two-thirds of consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies that show a commitment to having a positive impact on society and theenvironment. That's an increase from 50 percent in 2013.  More Info
7 Tips for Starting a Food Business
By mbramble / www.sba.gov
Starting a food business has to be one of the most challenging businesses to get into. The harsh reality is that most fail within the first year. The restaurant business in notoriously tough, but where there is a will there is often a way! While vision and ambitions are important, turning that ambition into success requires research, planning, capital, business acumen, and perseverance, more research and more planning. Here are some tips that can help entrepreneurs start, operate, and grow their fast food business successfully and within the law.  More Info
Considerations for Buying a Small Business
By bridgetwpollack / www.sba.gov
Ever walked into a neighborhood business that was recently purchased? The new ownership might have changed the paint color, décor, and equipment in a flash -- maybe even overnight.  If you've ever dreamed of revamping a business you visit frequently, you might be a good match for buying a business. Rather than starting your own company from the ground up, buying an existing business means you can jump right in, get to work and focus on growth.  More Info
Spring is here, come shop for hot new styles for 2016 in Chinatown!

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Awards to Commander Mark Eng and Dr Timothy J. McNiff and Principal Beatric Fung from Chinatown Lions Club

Myanmar Association 40th Anniversary Celebration 

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