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ExploreChinatown.com                                                 By: Chinatown Partnership LDC

Dear Wellington,


On August 17th, Chinatown launched a stewardship campaign to protect and nurture the beautiful new cherry and London plane trees that were planted on the Bowery in November 2010. Chinatown "won" 35 new trees along the Bowery last year, and now it's up to Chinatown to keep these beautiful new trees that we gained alive and beautiful!  (In addition to the 12 trees in front of St. James Place).

Street trees often have a pretty tough time in the midst of traffic, hot pavement, and harsh condition.  Especially in their younger years, they need our help to keep going. And our help really can make a big difference - the difference between cooling shade and refreshing greenery during the hot summer, or more of the same cement, stone and blacktop that we see so much of. To paraphrase a common saying, it takes a (China) town to grow a tree, and you can become the neighbor who does it.


What's involved? A little time, a little toughness and a little caring!

  • A couple of hours a week to water the trees during the growing season.
  • An occasional "walk-around" throughout the year to make sure all is well and remove a bit of litter and to pull up a weed or two.
  • If you'd like, the chance to plant and tend to some flowers around the tree(s) if you're someone who enjoys doing so.
  • The desire to see an urban "forest" grow year by year, and to have the pride of knowing that you helped make this happen.

August 21, Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Chinatown, NYC

Chinatown Beautification Day

Chinatown Beautification Day began as a project created by CYI's 2003 Summer Leadership Institute. The main motivation was to address concerns that Manhattan's Lower East Side had become neglected in the aftermath of 9/11. Since 2003, CYI has held CBD annually, consistently gathering between 150 and 350 high school youth to clean the streets of Chinatown. In 2009, CBD was expanded to include the Citywide Youth Conference, which preceded CBD in the same weekend. At the conference, youth attended workshops on a variety of issues, including mental health, women's empowerment, hip hop as a tool for social justice, and cultural identity.  More Info


September 25, 2pm-5pm                             
40 Division Street


Fortune Music 

Buddhist Music & Dance Performance

 Youth Buddhist Communication (YBCI) is hosting a fabulous Buddhist music event "Fortune Music" in P.S 124 Yung Wing School (40 Division St., NY NY 10002) on September 25, 2011.   Please invite your family and friends to join the event.  There will be exciting instrumental & chorus performances, cultural dances, and special guest performances.


 If you want more details or interested in sponsoring the event, feel free to contact YBCI at (212)406-5109 or Richard (646) 573-0822.   www.ybci.org

Cheap Eats In Chinatown, NYC

The Big Apple, people can be frugal about how much they spend on food or not know where the cheap eats are around especially in Chinatown.


Forget about the fast food chains, because I've put together a list of cheap eats that will leave you content.


By: ireallylikefood.com
Tennis Champ Li Na to Visit Chinatown for US Open Event
Tennis champ Li Na will bring her blistering backhand to Chinatown next week (Date TBA) before competing in this year's US Open.

Na - the first Chinese national to win a grand slam singles title after claiming the French Open crown in June - will visit Sara D. Roosevelt Park soon with exact date to be announced, to hit balls with local youngsters and sign autographs.  

Source & Details
Autumn Moon Festival
September 17
Sat 4pm-8pm

Traditional Chinese performances by adult and children's dance groups, Calligraphy & Martial Arts demonstrations, lots of yummy food and treats.  

More details. 
Dumpling Festival
Dumpling Fest
September 17
Sara D. Roosevelt Park


From pierogis to potstickers & everything in between, the 3rd Annual Tang's Natural New York City Dumpling Festival has got your dumpling fix covered. At the festival, ticket holders will be able to sample an international selection of dumplings from cultures around the world, including offerings from Italy, China, Malaysia and Poland.  


More Info

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