ExploreChinatown Newsletter (5/28/19)
Sign up for upcoming focus groups in your borough. NYC Department of Small Business Services has partnered with 3x3 to assess the needs and challenges that NYC’s diverse small businesses face during commercial renovations and identify opportunities to improve regulations and the overall process.

Queens Focus Group, May 29 at 5:30pm - 7pm

Manhattan Focus Group, May 30 at 5:30pm - 7pm

Brooklyn Focus Group, May 31 at 5:30 - 7pm
Chinese Marketing Courses
for Small Businesses in Lower Manhattan
市場策略 學員練習簿 , Developing a Marketing Strategy
Chatham Square Branch Library | 33 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

為客戶創造內容價值, Creating Content Your Customers Value
110 William St. | 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10038
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

建立自己的商業網站, Building Your Own Business Website
Chatham Square Branch Library | 33 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

優化搜索引擎, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
110 William St. | 7th Floor | New York, NY 10038
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

社交媒體市場營銷, Social Media Marketing
Chatham Square Branch Library | 33 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Three Chinatowns Tour
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11am to 5pm

Since the 1965 change in immigration laws, Chinatowns in Brooklyn (Sunset Park) and Queens (Flushing) have developed along with Manhattan’s traditional Chinatown. Flushing native and Queens Borough Historian, Jack Eichenbaum, leads a walk in Flushing focused on the transformation of this neighborhood. Wellington Chen, Executive Director of the Chinatown Partnership, leads a walk in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Joe Svehlak, Sunset Park native and preservationist will lead the walk there. 

We begin with an (optional) dim sum meal in Flushing (beginning at 9:30 AM.) A light lunch in Manhattan is included. More optional eats are suggested in Sunset Park. Transportation from Flushing to Manhattan via public van is included in the price of the tour but transportation from Manhattan to Brooklyn will be by subway using your Metro card. Fee $60 per person. 

This tour is limited to 25 participants. Registration and payment in advance is required. Send a check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name(s) and email address.)

Now entering its 13th year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer.

Performance Schedule
(Chinatown Info Kiosk, 106 Baxter Street)

3pm - Emily McNally is singer/songwriter from South Jersey and is currently based in Manhattan. Her music genre is piano pop, and her lyrics are heartfelt and written in a storytelling style. Emily's debut EP, 'Small Town', is a collection of five songs inspired by and dedicated to the town where she grew up and the memories created there. Emily's recent performance credits include the famous Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Manhattan and NYU's Ultra Violet Live at Skirball Center.

4pm - Annie (Yu Rong) was born and raised in Huai Nan City in the An Hui province of China. She has performed at many Chinese music venues.

5pm - Adel Ardalan, plays Iranian/Kurdish music on Tambour (an ancient middle-eastern lute). In his spare time he dances the Argentine tango and trains for running/triathlon races.
Project Rainbow

This June, New York City will welcome as many as 4 million visitors for WorldPride NYC 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Project Rainbow is our unique initiative empowering member businesses to unify their branding in celebration of the event and in solidarity with all that it represents. Below you’ll find all the resources and information you need to ready your business for WorldPride in New York City.

APA Heritage Weekend Walks in Chinatown (5/19/19)
亞太裔聯盟(Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans)、華埠共同發展機構和華埠商改區,19日在曼哈頓華埠共同舉辦第40屆「亞太裔傳統節日」,為日裔健康、教育鬥士博茲(Suki Terada Ports)、韓裔人權倡導者崔愛榮(Aiyoung Choi)、以及由女性領導、幫助尼泊爾移民和難民的組織「Adhikaar」頒獎;亞太裔齊聚一堂,彰顯團結,共慶傳統月。
紐約華裔美國退伍軍人會27日在曼哈頓華埠舉行國殤日遊行,紀念為國犧牲的將士;主席朱超然表示,隨著時間推移,很多時候人們都忘記國殤日的真正意義, 「我們應該要記得,自由不是無價的」。

OCA-NY is offering the scholarship for aspiring future leaders in civic engagement, community service, and social activism. OCA-NY is looking to support and nurture applicants with clear academic and leadership credentials and a demonstrable history of community service and engagement. We encourage all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or immigration status, to apply.

Pearl River took off like a rocket from the first day. It was partly the novelty of the products (if there’s anything New Yorkers love, it’s goods that are illegal or in limited supply), but the longevity of the store, [Joanne Kwong] believe, has more to do with the store’s essence, its reason for being.

The man, who appears to be in his 20s, jumped over the gate at Sung Tak Buddhist Association on Pike Street in Chinatown around 7:40 p.m. on May 18 and smashed the statue with an unknown object before fleeing on foot, police said.
He was last seen wearing white pants and a black t-shirt, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

There's a new bakery in town. The new arrival to Chinatown, called Michaeli Bakery , is located at 115A Division St.

The business offers classic pastry options, as well as specialty Turkish burekas, filled with cheese, potato or spinach. The spot also offers cinnamon rolls, vanilla raisin danishes, butter croissants and more. 

Before Eva was A$AP Eva, she was Chiok Va Sam, the ninth and youngest kid born to a refugee family in Macau. A small autonomous region in Southern China that sits across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, Macau was a Portuguese colony up until 1999, when it returned to Chinese rule.

If you want to know what sort of impact President Donald Trump's trade war against China is having locally, just ask Jing Xue Ying.

An herbalist in Manhattan's Chinatown for over 20 years, he imports all of the herbs and teas in his shop from China. And many of them have increased in price since the US-China trade war began. Take goji berries, for example: a dried fruit popular in Chinese medicine, they have gone up from around $3 a pound to around $8 a pound.
NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

5/30/19 | 5:30PM - 8PM

Essex Street Market
88 Essex Street, 2nd Fl, Manhattan


TJ Bindra
Founder & President, Sikh Art and Film Foundation

Gemma DeLeon Lopresti
Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Maf Misbah Uddin
Treasurer, District Council 37

Performance by:
Kinding Sindaw


Join us for an evening of FREE music, songs, and stand-up comedy, as we transform our museum lobby into a stage for emerging talent from the community. Explore the museum and exhibitions for free. Advance registration is required.


Vietnamese boat refugees were rescued at sea, close to death, by the U.S. based cargo ship LNG Virgo in 1980. Once settled in the United States, one family of survivors embarks on a decades long search for the captain and crew of the ship that gave them new life.
Director Barre Fong and Producer Lauren Vuong will host a Q&A after screening.

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