NYC Schools Off for Lunar New Year

According to ChinaDailyUSA, NYC schools can now mark Lunar New Year as a day off! NYC Council member Margaret Chin explained, “This is a long time coming. This is such an important bill to really show that we have the honor to celebrate our culture and diversity, and to recognize the contribution of Asian Americans […]

Where to Volunteer This Thanksgiving

According to Tasting Table, you can volunteer in Chinatown/Lower East Side by packing a winter-ready goody bag for the Bowery Mission this Thanksgiving. Here are more details: The longtime East Village mission celebrates its 135th all-day Thanksgiving extravaganza, where nearly 1,600 New Yorkers tuck into a turkey dinner and receive a new coat and a […]

Empowering Young Women Through Fashion in Chinatown

Rebecca Reich and the Greater Chinatown Community Association cordially invite you to an afternoon of fun and fashion! Date: Saturday, December 6 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Location: Transfiguration School/Church’s Auditorium/29 Mott Street (Use side entrance near 105 Mosco Street, around the corner from the Church) New York, NY 10013 Phone: 212-374-1311 featuring: * […]

Raise the Roof and Lower the Rent – House Party in Chinatown!

Raising the roof to lower the rent with Taiyo Na, Magnetic North, and Conchita Campos! Join the “house party” to fight back on gentrification in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Get ready for a night filled with music, laughter and good old community organizing. For more information, click here!

Chinatown Walking Tour

Restaurants have played a major role in Chinatown history since the early settlements. The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered strictly to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.” Over time, however, Chinatown’s restaurant industry would reflect the neighborhood’s changing immigrant population and needs. This themed walking tour hoste...

Happy 10/10 – Taiwanese Independence Day

Today is the 10/10 parade at 4:30PM in Chinatown. Head over there after class this late afternoon for an amazing parade celebrating the Taiwanese Independence Day. There will be dancers, community leaders, and lion/dragon dancing! Grab some dinner aft...