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On view October 8th through November 8th 2015
Opening reception October 8th | 6-8pm

WhiteBox and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) are pleased to present the first solo exhibition in New York of Yu Lik Wai, one of the most renowned filmmakers and cinematographers working today.

City of New York will host two community engagement sessions
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt Street

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
Washington Irving School, 40 Irving Place

Community members and residents invited to share their input and make comments on the proposed alternative designs. Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese interpreters will be present at both meetings. A Fujianese interpreter will be present on October 6th. Refreshments will be provided.
More Info English and Chinese
A Columbus Day Special: All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
Monday, October 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Enchanting young readers for generations, All of a Kind Family tells the story of five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago. Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we bring this beloved novel to life. We'll shop for pickles and stop at an old fashioned candy store too!

Shuls of Grandeur on the Lower East Side
Monday, October 12, 2015 (Columbus Day)

Visit 2 grand synagogues remaining on the Lower East Side today. One is the first great house of worship built by Eastern European Jews, and the other a former church, and a site on the Underground Railroad.  We start our tour at  Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest active orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side today, covered in murals, showcasing Tiffany inspired glass windows.

South of Gold Mountain
Oct 15-17 at 7:30pm, Oct 18 at 3pm

In 1850, news of "The California Gold Rush" reached southern China before most Americans had learned of it and thus began an exodus of 300,000 Chinese immigrants to "Gold Mountain." South Of Gold Mountain draws from rich oral histories, treasured images, official and private documentation of Chinese settlers lured to America by the promise of gold and a prosperous life.
Anti-Bullying Program For Youths
Oct 24

Anti-Bullying Program For youths along with their parents ages 8 - 16 

Stitch by Stitch: New York City's Garment Industry with Urban Historian Barry Feldman

Do you remember the "I cash clothes" man or Yiddish "alte zakhin" peddlers who crossed the city? Join urban historian Barry Feldman in a lively exploration of New York City's garment history from 19th century used clothing stores to the haute couture designers that distinguish the city's contemporary fashion industry. The final session will be a tour of the historic garment center and a visit to the atelier of a major designer.

In Conversation: Mimi Sheraton and Gabrielle Hamilton

Join us for a wonderful evening as chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton talks with food maven Mimi Sheraton about her book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, a dazzling, mouthwatering compendium of transcendent tastes.  Their conversation will take them on a tasty trip around the world, with a special focus on the Jewish, Chinese and Latin foods of our Lower East Side neighborhood.  Books by both will be for sale. More Info
Food, Culture and Tradition with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven

Food is one of the most important and persistent aspects of tradition and culture. Throughout the world, food is used to celebrate holidays, rituals, and family gatherings.  In this class, we will discuss food as a source of healing, and the ways in which it impacts community, from the American family to the global family. We will be discussing the language of food from literature, cookbooks, and popular culture - and even sample the food itself!
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of "Fiddler on the Roof" with Alisa Solomon

The New York Times called Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, "as rich and dense as chocolate babka." Join author and Columbia University Professor Alisa Solomon for a fascinating talk and a real treat. Solomon gives us an inside look at the talented team who clashed, collaborated, and created this most celebrated of shows and explores how a musical about shtetl life became a cultural touchstone for audiences around the world. Babka will be served.

Save the Date!
Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Join us for our annual fundraising event for the New York Chinese Cultural Center. The event will be held at Downtown Community Television Center. 

Photos: Potstickers, Pierogis, Fiddles, & Fire At The NYC Dumpling Festival

Hundreds of hungry humans attended the NYC Dumpling Festival at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Saturday, eager to sample dough-encased eats from a multitude of global traditions. Empanadas, pierogis, ravioli, samosas, and traditional Chinese dumplings made up only a portion of the day's global fare, and despite long waits at every food stand, it seemed as though every man, woman, child, or dog was enjoying themselves.
Back to Afterschool Care
By Nathan Bender /

Carol Wong casually eats her lunch while poking at a puzzle on her desk, wishing she were busier. It's the day before elementary schools begin their semester, and as the coordinator for True Light Lutheran Church's Afterschool Care Program this should be the busiest day of the year for Wong.

Chip Cards Will Require Users to Dip Rather Than Swipe

In the hustle and rush of New York, some diners at the Stage Door Deli in Manhattan may not even notice the extra three or four seconds it takes to buy their lunch.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrated Around the World

Claudine Cheng always remembered the colorful lanterns of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Growing up in Hong Kong, she recalled how much the children enjoyed lighting the lanterns as part of the fun surrounding the festival.

NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program

How many times have you thought about selling your custom-made jewelry or decorative home items to complete strangers? If your friends and family are already customers, you're probably on to something big.

Memorial Service Marks Four Years Since Death of Army Soldier from Manhattan
By NY1 News /

A memorial service was held Friday to mark the four-year anniversary of the death of an army soldier from Manhattan.
In 2011, Private Danny Chen committed suicide while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan after being subjected to racially charged hazing by members of his own unit. More Info
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Beautiful Day at Kim Lau Square

Busy Streets at East Broadway

Wedding Celebration In Chinatown

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