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ExploreChinatown Newsletter (9/21/18)
E-Waste Collection Event
Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 | 10am to 4pm
Chatham Square, Manhattan Chinatown

Avoid a fine: It’s now illegal to discard electronics in the trash!

Items collected: working & non-working computers, monitors, printers/scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs & DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones & PDA’s

Host: Lower East Side Ecology Center

Co-hosts: NYC Councilmember Magaret Chin, Hamilton-Madison House & Chinatown Partnership
Scenes from 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival
Weekend Walks in Chinatown
第五屆中秋賞月漫遊行15日在曼哈頓「村落廣場」(Village Square)拉開帷幕,多個組織為民眾帶來精彩文藝演出及彩繪、書畫、剪紙、冥想等活動,吸引大批民眾參加,提前歡度中秋佳節。
Keep Chinatown Shining
NYC DCA advisory: Local Law 161 of 2018 provides a limited opportunity for certain eligible businesses to apply for a Tobacco Retail Dealer License. The application period begins October 7, 2018 and ends December 6, 2018. For more information about eligibility, please see the attached notice. For questions about the law, contact DCA’s Business Compliance Counsel at BCC@dca.nyc.gov.
Job: Chinatown medical office seeking receptionist/office assistant with proficient computer skills (Windows PC), ability to speak English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin). Will start off as part-time position that may expand to full-time later. Duties include greeting patients at the front desk, checking medical insurance eligibility, collect deductible and co-pays, creating patient charts and other related duties. Work schedule is Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 10am-6pm, and able to start immediately. In-office training available to those interested. Applicant needs to be willing to learn. Salary is negotiable. Please e-mail your resume to Pearl.Tam@nyumc.org
goTenna & RISE:NYC - Small Business Communications Resiliency Grant Program

Hurricane season is here! Prepare your business for future storms that might hit by receiving free communications devices for you and all of your employees from goTenna.

Send an email to risenyc@gotenna.com to enroll for the program. 


  • Noodle Village
  • Wok Wok
  • Chikarashi
  • Bao Shoppe
  • Taiyaki
  • Bo Ky
Metropolitan Vision Downtown
Now open at 60 St. James Place, Manhattan

Metropolitan Vision brings 30 years of clinical experience to the downtown community. Accepts patients of all ages and offer individualized treatments.

Police released images of four suspects in a brazen Chinatown jewelry heist where a gun-toting robber fired a shot inside the store before making off with 123 pieces of jewelry, authorities said.

Mooncakes, lanterns, and the Jade Rabbit on the moon! Explore the customs and traditions behind this harvest festival with a mooncake tasting, arts and crafts, stellar story time, and more family fun!

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people.

The ConnectED Library HotSpot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services.

If you smoke, your family will breathe in secondhand smoke, which is harmful to them. Quit for your health and for your loved ones. Talk to quit smoking counselors at Columbus Park.
Non-Profit Organization Workshop (10/1/18)

9:30am to 11:30am
227 Madison Street

Hosted by Rep. Nydia Velazquez. Learn about the legal procedure, governance, tax rules, funding and the do's and don'ts.

Learn from professionals & leaders in the Asian American community about:

• Asian American Identity
• Teen & Young Adult Issues
• College Prep & Life
• Careers & Networking
• Asian Women & Professional Advancement
• Social Activism & Civic Rights
• Health & Wellness
• Microaggressions
• Parenting
• Asian Adoptee Perspectives
• and more…!

Showcasing the efforts of Chinese American filmmakers and to promote their creativity and talent to a broader audience while making inroads into the mainstream media industry where Asian Americans have found it to be a challenge.

The 92nd-annual Feast of San Gennaro on Little Italy’s Mulberry Street kicked off last week, fittingly, with a feast. The 11-day feast presented by the Figli di San Gennaro (Sons of Saint Gennaro) from Sept. 13 through Sept. 23 started with a cannoli-eating contest at the corner of Grand and Mott streets.

If you’re lucky enough to live near a Chinatown, I’m sure you’ve seen it. Through the windows of Chinese barbecue shops, golden and crimson slabs of meat and whole duck, lacquered in a shiny sticky glaze, hang from hooks that tempt passersby.

The city’s public scoping meeting for Manhattan’s proposed jail at 80 Centre St. will be held Thurs., Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at 1 Centre St. The public can also submit written comments at the meeting and until Oct. 15 to Howard Judd Fiedler, the administrative architect and director of the design unit at the city’s Department of Correction, at 75-10 Astoria Blvd., Suite 160, East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11370 or at boroughplan@doc.nyc.gov.
NYC Council Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:30pm
City Hall Council Chambers - Open to the General Public

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