First Responders: An Art Exhibition by Yang Yi

Saturday, September 10 at 6PM - 9PM 
The Asian American Arts Centre presents "FIRST RESPONDERS", a solo exhibition featuring the work of artist Yang Yi 杨亿. Presented in collaboration with Chinatown Soup and in partnership with Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation - CPLDC. This is a special exhibition to mark the anniversary of this moment in our nation's history. AAAC is proud to present this body of work as both a commemoration and celebration of the American spirit embodied by all New Yorkers whose response to the events of that day will forever mark our national memory. It is fitting that as Americans we should find an immigrant whose remarkable skills and devotion gives to us the fruits of his heart and his labor.
9/11 Remembrance Service

Sun, Sep 11, 2016 from 7:00pm
The American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 will host a 9/11 Remembrance Service on 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 11, 2016

at Kimlau Square. The candlelight vigil is to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. To honor the tireless efforts of the rescue workers, firemen, police, emergency services workers and countless volunteers who are giving their heart, energy and courage; to pay special tribute to our brave men and women in uniform. They are taking the war on terrorism to our enemy, so we don't have to fight it on our homeland soil again.

Walking Tour: From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls

Sat, Sep 10, 2016 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Enjoy an evening of jazz favorites from the Great American songbook in our beautiful main sanctuary. The repertoire features works by Jewish American songwriters George and Ira Gershwin, Lerner & Loewe and more. Includes a wine reception. 
The Next Election Will Be The State and Local Primary on September 13th

Sep 13, 2016 
POLLING HOURS: In New York City and the counties of Erie, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam, POLLS OPEN at 6 AM and CLOSE at 9 PM. In all other counties POLLS OPEN at 12 NOON and CLOSE at 9 PM.
Find your polling place.
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Paul Goldberger

September 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic and author, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Goldberger.
Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka - Exhibition Opening and Book Launch for Artist Mark Podwal

September 18 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Celebrate the publication of artist Mark Podwal's book Reimagined: 45 Years of Jewish Art and the opening of Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka, a exhibition of archival pigment prints of 18 new works in acrylic and colored pencil inspired by Podwal's recent visit to the shtetl in Poland where his mother was born. At one time 78% Jewish, Dabrowa is no longer home to a Jewish community. 
堅尼路三角地設計 要成華埠門臉

By 洪群超 /
曼哈坦華埠堅尼路(Canal St.)、巴士打街(Baxter St.)和獲架街(Walker St.)交叉而成的三角地,是進入華埠的交通要口。華埠共同發展機構、紐約市交通局、曼哈坦區長辦公室等機構24日晚在華埠顯聖容天主堂,針對這一作為華埠「門臉」的三角地該如何建設,舉行公共設計討論會徵集社區意見。交通局曼哈坦分局局長桑切斯(Luis Sanchez)指出, 用於重建堅尼路三角地的100萬元經費已到位,希望設計及未來建設能充分反映華埠社區需求,使其成為吸引遊客及服務本地社區的雙贏地標。
Manhattan Community Award Program

The Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) provides small funding awards-between $3,500 and $5,000-to nonprofit organizations and public schools to help support programming or operational expenses. Each award is contracted through one of five City agencies (DFTA, DOC, DOE, DOHMH, or DPR). Proposals must relate to the specific agency's overall mission and goals.
All Levels of English Classes Offered in Chinatown for Free

By Sarah Kaufman /
Workers United Education Program is offering free English classes in Chinatown for anyone who wants to brush up on, or improve, their language skills.
Police Looking for Lower East Side Necklace Snatcher

By Allegra Hobbs /
Police are looking for a man they say is forcefully ripping necklaces from women's necks near the Rutgers and LaGuardia houses.
Chinatown Jumps Into Food Hall Fray With Planned New Market on Canal

By Serena Dai /
A new food and retail hall for the "modern urban consumer" is taking over a sprawling space on Canal Street. The Canal Street Market food hall will be debut in November in 12,000-square-feet of space on Canal between Broadway and Lafayette.
A Chinatown Aquarium Store Stays Afloat

By Angelina Xu /
When Chi Hung Cho was four, his brother's girlfriend bought him his very first pet fish-two Ryukin goldfish. The pair lived in his 10-gallon aquarium inside his family's Chinatown apartment for the next five or so years. Since then, "fishkeeping" as he calls it, has become a big part of his life.
Interactive Map Shows Manhattan's Many Vacant Storefronts

By Ben Yakas /
The NYC real estate market continues to squeeze both renters and buyers, yet vacant storefronts still plague even so-called "trendy" neighborhoods. There are several frustrating reasons for all of this conspicuous urban blight, which is one of the reasons why freelance developer Justin Levinson has assembled a comprehensive map of all the vacancies around Manhattan, which you can find below. 
Women's Equality Day 
Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971  Designating August 26 of each year as Women's Equality Day

Happy Women Equality Day (aka Bella Abzug Hats Day) with BP Gale Brewer, Liz Abzug, Rebecca Seawright, and many 'Hear Me Roar' leaders!
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