ExploreChinatown Newsletter
Census 2020 Recruitment Event
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census, especially individuals who can speak Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Fujianese, etc). If you’re interested in a job, please visit our recruitment event on Thursday, October 24, 2019 , from 3pm to 5pm, at our satellite office on 49 Madison Street , or visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. Representatives from the Census will be present on-site to answer your questions and assist you with applying for a position.

By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:

  • Medicaid.
  • School lunch programs.
  • Community development grants.
  • Road and school construction.
  • Medical services.
  • Business locations.

Positions are temporary with varying pay ranges. For Census Takers, the pay starts at $25.00/hour. You’ll also be able to see job descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020census.gov/jobs . Feel free to forward this e-mail to someone in your network who may be looking for a job. See you on Thursday at the recruiting event!
2018 BUILD NYC Program (Photo by Street Lab/The Uni Project)
Seasonal Streets: BUILD NYC on Doyers Street

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 1pm to 4pm
Nearby 3 Doyers Street, Manhattan

Join our friends at Street Lab/The Uni Project and HYPOTHekids for an afternoon of interactive building on Doyers Street, part of NYC Department of Transportation's Season Streets program.

BUILD NYC is an installation of interactive building stations with playful materials and challenges that expose people of all ages to diverse works of architecture, design, engineering and construction. Elements include:

  • custom-designed, pop-up infrastructure for building together;
  • Lego, Imagination Playground blocks, MagnaTiles, and more;
  • self-guided activities contributed by architects, engineers, educators;
  • books on architecture and engineering;
  • staff and volunteers to facilitate.
Final Weekend of Seasonal Streets on Division Street

Seasonal Streets on Doyers Street for Fall 2019 is coming to an end on October 31. Don't miss your chance to check out Dan Monteavaro's street mural "Connected Stories," presented through the NYC DOT Art’s Asphalt Art Activations track. The intertwined and overlapping shapes and colors of "Connected Stories" represent the inclusion of everyone in New York, both visitor and resident as well as a symbol for community.

10/18/19 - The sound of women weeping followed the casket carrying 83-year-old Chuen Kwok on Friday morning. Kwok was one of the four homeless men killed on an early Saturday morning two weeks ago as they slept on the street in Manhattan's Chinatown.

Kwok's casket was driven to a cemetery in Princeton, New Jersey. The plot was donated, and his funeral and burial expenses were paid for by members of the Chinese American community.

While only a handful of people bid Kwok a final farewell, some of them said it was important to send off the dead properly — especially because his life, seemingly unknowable with very few details, was taken so brutally.
The Daffodil Project
Many thanks to the student volunteers from the Baruch College United Chinese Language Association for helping to plant daffodil bulbs, donated by the Daffodil Project, this past Saturday at the Wedding Garden on Centre Street/Worth Street. We're looking forward to them blooming in Spring 2020!

Each year the Daffodil Project , a living memorial to 9/11, gives out approximately 500,000 free daffodil bulbs to individuals and groups to plant throughout New York City’s public spaces—in parks, schoolyards, community gardens, and street tree pits.
Early Bird Enrollment Open for
NY Chinese School Spring 2020 Programs