Chinatown News & Events

Curators' Tour: Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee

Thu, Aug 25 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The tours will be led by MOCA's Curator & Director of Exhibitions Herb Tam and/or Assistant Curator Andrew Rebatta.
MOCACREATE: Behind the Seams!

Sat, Sep 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
TGive character to your character through costume design! Start with a sketch and then cut, construct, and embellish a costume to bring your character to life using a variety of textiles, fabrics, yarn, tissue paper, foil, and cardboard.
Mamaleh Knows Best - Launch Party with Author Marjorie Ingall

Sep 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Celebrate the publication of author and Table Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall's Mamaleh Knows Best. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical and accomplished children. With good sense, compassion and plenty of humor, she smashes the stereotype of the Jewish mother as hectoring, guilt-inducing, and clingy as a limpet. Enjoy wine, refreshments, and remarks by the author.

Cantorial Jam with Cantors Jack and Daniel Mendelson

Sep 8, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
During the Golden Age of Cantorial Music many Jewish liturgical singers were fans of jazz, just as jazz artists were often devotees of the cantorial art. Renowned father and son duo, Cantors Jack and Daniel Mendelson, and jazz pianist Anthony Coleman join forces to celebrate the unique fusion of these two celebrated and complementary art forms. They present a "cantorial jam" in our magnificent sanctuary, once home to renowned cantors of the early twentieth century.

作為紐約市小商業服務局「紐約女企業家」(WE NYC)項目的社區合作夥伴,華埠共同發展機構協助華人女性企業家充分利用該項目提供的優惠及幫助並將於8月22日舉辦研討會,呼籲社區內的華人女企業家聯繫華埠共同發展機構了解詳情,並積極參與。

By 尹英姿 /
「華埠同一條街上的商家即便用的是同一家清潔公司,價格都有高有低,商家吃虧不說還導致垃圾收取操作混亂、垃圾成山。」曼哈坦華埠商家在受「垃圾成山」困擾的同時,也承受「商家垃圾回收規定」(New Business Recycling Rules)公布細則之後,清潔公司費用、垃圾罰單帶來的成本負擔。
When night falls, some internet cafes double as shelters for the displaced

By Louise Liu /
People pay as little as $7 a night to cozy up in a cybercafe in Manhattan's Chinatown. A lack of affordable housing and a surge in homelessness in New York City has turned the relics of the dot-com boom into a makeshift refuge for the exhausted at night, as noted on The New York Times' blog on Friday.
The Proper Dining Etiquette for a Dim Sum Meal

By Patrick Allan /
Dim sum is not only delicious, it's a lot of fun eat with friends and family. Still, the dining process can be confusing or intimidating for those who haven't tried it before. If you follow these basic ground rules, you'll look like a dim sum pro.
Chrystie Street Bike Lane Installation to Begin This Month

By Allegra Hobbs /
The Department of Transportation will start installing a long-awaited two-way bike lane along Chrystie Street by the end of the month, officials confirmed. The agency will start work on the new, protected lane between the Manhattan Bridge and Houston Street in late August, with installation continuing into September, according to a department spokesman. 
Review: 'The Lost Arcade,' a Love Letter to Old New York

By Ken Jaworowski /
This documentary, directed by Kurt Vincent, recounts the golden years (the 1980s and early '90s) of New York City arcades, when teenagers slid countless quarters into video games. They were doing more than playing, though - an underground culture formed with its own rivalries, heroes and friendships, particularly among those who specialized in fighter games. 
Florentine Programs
2016 - 2017

Florentine's 2016 - 2017 Program Brochure is now available! Let us know if we can answer any questions or assist with enrollment. You can also begin registration by completing this online form.
These Nostalgic Chinatown Fair Photos Capture A Bygone New York Staple

The Chinatown Fair is one of New York's many great relics. The video arcade defined a slice of the city's downtown teen culture until economic and technological change forced its closure in 2011. The venue has since been modernized and reopened, but the nostalgia for its less-digitized heyday in the 1980s and '90s remains. 
Membership Coordinator (Chinatown YMCA)

The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Chinatown YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will assist the Membership Sales & Engagement Director with the Hospitality Agents and ensure quality control in all areas within the Membership Department, including point of sale transactions, staffing and member hospitality, administrative processes, and systems and audit preparation. The incumbent will work with the Membership Sales & Engagement Director to provide administrative direction/leadership to achieve budgeted goals.
North Miami says it will create a Chinatown

North Miami, following in the steps of cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington, plans to create a Chinatown arts and business district next year.
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