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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival With Chinese Moon Cake
Stacks of Mooncake at Pie Pie Q Cafe - 24 Bowery

Available in a wide variety of flavors and tastes, mooncakes are available throughout Chinatown's many bakeries, supermarkets and shops.


Special Ice Cream Mooncakes to Celebrate Mid-Autumn

Chinese Language Classes Begin Next Week

Introductory Business Chinese

Designed for those with no prior experience with Chinese, this course is tailored for people who are interested in doing business with China. You will learn how to exchange greetings and farewells and express basic needs, and become familiar with Chinese business customs and etiquette.


Dates: September 6 - October 18

Times:  Saturdays, 3:30-5:00 PM (Meets Every Other Week)


One-on-One Intensive Chinese Tutoring

Content: Based on student skills and needs
Time: Flexible

Professional "Take-out" Chinese
Designed for professionals in various industries (e.g.,finance, medicine, tourism) requiring proficiency in Mandarin.  Schedule and content are customizable; location is flexible within New York City.  We will come to you!

Credit-bearing Chinese Courses

Taught by Pace CI teachers and offered in collaboration with Pace University's Dyson College Department of Modern Language and Culture.  This language lab is for students enrolled in one of Pace University's credit-bearing Chinese courses.  Students who wish to attend the language lab should enroll as they would for any credit-bearing course within the University. 

CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I 
For students who have little or no knowledge of Chinese.  An introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese, including introductory readings.


For more information please visit their WEBSITE



Apicha Community Health Clinic seeking teens and young adults to join their youth program. APICHA educates them and they go into the communities and educate people in their neighborhood and family members as well. When they complete the program they will receive a stipend of $150.

Eight- or 10-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at 
Golden Unicorn Restaurant (Up to 36% Off)


Choose Between Two Options
  • $49 for an eight-course peking duck prix fixe dinner for two ($76 value)
  • $98 for a 10-course peking duck prix fixe dinner for four ($148 value)
  • View the special prix fixe menus

Guests feast on a menu that features peking duck and is exclusively designed for Groupon customers.

Golden Unicorn Restaurant

From the outside, Golden Unicorn Restaurant looks unassuming enough. Some Chinese characters hang above the exterior of the office building it calls home, and a simple awning beckons diners inside. But everything changes once you're through those doors, and it becomes clear why this restaurant has garnered consistent praise, including a Michelin Guide Recommendation in 2014. Sweeping golden curtains and red accents line the walls, and elaborate chandeliers hang above sprawling dining areas that can accommodate up to 500 guests or 250 sets of twins. It all looks like a royal palace-one where the monarch is obsessed with delectable cuisine.


At lunchtime, suit-clad waiters and waitresses glide through the three-floor space with carts of dim sum. On any given day, they could bring up to 100 classic options: pork dumplings, steamed buns, salt baked shrimp in the shell, and much more. After those carts return to their stations, the kitchen shifts focus to main courses of Cantonese-style cuisine. Deep-fried seafood rolls, baked pork, and egg-white soup all transport diners to the Far East. Should the vast menu seem overwhelming, diners can go the prix fixe route or try each week's new collection of specials. On certain evenings, Golden Unicorn Restaurant also hosts banquets in celebration of weddings, birthdays, and other events.

Free Afterschool Programs Available for Middle School 
Students in NYC

Afterschool programs are now available at many more middle schools in NYC! From volleyball and hip-hop dance to cooking classes and computer and graphic design courses, there's an afterschool program available right in your neighborhood - and you can start applying now!

Afterschool programs are: no cost to you, five days a week, and start on September 8th. Visit Afterschool programs are now available at many more middle schools in NYC! From volleyball and hip-hop dance to cooking classes and computer and graphic design courses, there's an afterschool program available right in your neighborhood - and you can start applying now!

Afterschool programs are: no cost to you, five days a week, and start on September 8th. Visit


Photo Courtesy, Nom Wah Tea Parlor 

13 Doyers St., 212-962-6047

Originally opened in 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is NYC's oldest dim sum parlor and is located in the heart of Chinatown. This throwback gem was recently remodeled, but it retains the old-timey charm that has kept it buzzing for almost a century. Longtime regulars and first-timers enjoy the incredible dim sum, such as har gow (a traditional Chinese shrimp dumpling) and the Original egg roll (mixed veggies and chicken rolled in an egg crepe, then fried), plus other dishes like traditional pan-fried noodles.

MOCA CINEMA at Columbus Park

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 6:45pm


MOCA CINEMA at Columbus Park


Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for three film screenings at the Columbus Park Pavilion in the month of September.

Film still from: In the Mood for Love. Dir. Wong Kar-Wai. The Criterion Collection, 2000. Film.


Enjoy the open air of the Pavilion in the company of your friends and family while watching three great films! All films have English Subtitles.



Columbus Park Pavilion

Bayard, Baxter, Worth & Mulberry Streets

New York, New York 10038




Friday, September 5 // 6:45 p.m.

Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Directed by Stephen Chow


Friday, September 12 // 6:45 p.m.

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Directed by Ang Lee


Friday, September 19 // 6:45 p.m.

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai


To reserve a seat, RSVP to or click here to RSVP online.


This event is FREE and open to the public.


The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.




New Early Intervention Initiatives to Support Families

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene just launched a set of new early intervention initiatives to support families, providers and community partners working with children with developmental delays and special needs. Check out DOHMH's website for free tools, resources, and trainings on early intervention options for NYC's youngest kids:
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MOCATALKS: Unearthing the Story World of Phillip Chen

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 from 7pm - 9pm


Visual artist Phillip Chen creates relief etchings inspired by his family stories. One print unearths his great grandfather's experience as a gold miner in California during the Gold Rush in the 1860s. Another is based on his uncle who owned the only restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana that served African Americans in the 1930s. Please join Phillip Chen in conversation with MOCA's co-founder Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen as they discuss the intriguing yet complex stories within these amazing prints and address the important distinction between history and memory.


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Chen Dance Center School 
Fall Registration Begins

The School (est. 1980) provides instruction in dance, fitness and piano, with admission through interview and audition. We have a wonderful faculty of professional instructors with air-conditioned and heated classrooms for your comfort. Piano classes are offered to current dance students only.

To register, please visit our office at 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Fl., NYC, 10013 or email or call 212-349-0438


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Fresh Fruits at Affordable Prices Available Daily In Markets Throughout Chinatown

Ali Baba Organic Market at 1 Mott St, corner of Worth St. 


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CPR Workshop at Chinatown Partnership




 Chinatown Summer Internship Program



This year, the Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown B.I.D. summer internship program welcomed high school and college interns from Stuyvesant High School, Baruch College, New York University, University of Buffalo and more. The cohort included Chinatown natives and those who are less familiar with the community, and new immigrants as well as second-generation Chinese Americans.


Over the past weeks, the interns helped organize Chinatown's Weekend Walks events, conduct merchant surveys of Hurricane Sandy's impacts, update the Chinatown Partnership's bilingual Neighborhood Community Resource Guide (to be released in the near future), conduct parking surveys, and developed bilingual content for the Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown BID's soon-to-be relaunched website. 


We had the pleasure of introducing these interns to Chinese and Chinese American culture, history, and all the delicious foods in our neighborhood that many have never tried.


CYI Annual 2014 Youth Chinatown Cleanup


5th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime (August 5, 2014)



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