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See & Do: Chinatown YMCA Presents Healthy Kids Day

Chinatown HKD

Don’t let your Summer become a lazy one. Chinatown YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day, a free community event on Saturday, April 27th that encourages kids to move, learn, and live healthier. From 10am-4pm, families will have a chance to attend fitness and educational classes. Scheduled activities include Family Zumba, a Veggication cooking class, and a […]

See & Do: 9-Man Panel and Preview at MOCA


What is 9-man? Eighteen men play ball on an unvarnished urban landscape, shredding elbows and knees on the asphalt, smacking balls into puddles of broken glass. 9-Man’s faster than any volleyball you’ve ever played. Filmmaker Ursula Liang says, it’s “like Rutgers park street ball basketball to Duke basketball as 9-man is to indoor Olympic volleyball.” In a word, […]

See & Do: MOCA Celebrates Community Heroes


The Museum of Chinese in America invites you to its Second Annual Celebration of Community Heroes! Last year, with David Henry Hwang as emcee, MOCA honored the work of OCA-NY and the Chinese American Medical Society. This year, the dinner takes place Wednesday, April 17. Honorees include May Y. Chen, who serves on the President’s Advisory Commission on […]

See & Do: Global premiere of ‘Your Day is My Night’ at MoMA


This weekend, drop by the MoMA to catch the global premiere of “Your Day is My Night,” also titled “你的白天是我的黑夜.” It’s a “hybrid documentary” from filmmaker Lynne Sachs, combining scripted interactions, improvisation, and monologues based on performers’ life stories. “Your Day is My Night” tells the stories of immigrants living in two “shift-bed houses” in Chinatown. […]

“American Nightmare? Pesadilla Americana?” Addresses Corona Community Issues

Immigrant Movement International

By Gina Chung Immigrant Movement International will be presenting the bilingual and interactive play American Nightmare? Pesadilla Americana? tonight at 7 pm at 108-59 Roosevelt Ave in Corona, Queens. Written and acted by community members of Corona, the play will address some of the issues that many immigrant workers face: “One day in the American […]

The Unpredictable Jeremy Lin: A Flair for the Dramatic


Last night, I watched Jeremy Lin’s return to Madison Square Garden on what was probably a 32″ flat-screen TV mounted to the ceiling of Chinatown’s Nom Wah Tea Parlor with barely audible volume. I was joined by Leonard Shek and Liren Teng, both members of Dat Winning, a podcast we do to try to give […]

MOCA presents ‘Sequels’: A Staged Reading


What happens after the story ends? Find out at the Museum of Chinese in America as your favorite Asian American writers and actors do a staged reading this Friday, Dec 14. Let writers Nora Chau (Pretty Precious Unicorns), Ed Lin (This Is a Bust), and Kai Ma (Open City) quel your curiosity with their sequels to some of […]

Holiday Lights Go Up in Chinatown

Lights on Bowery and Bayard St. Photo via Chinatown Partnership

‘Tis the season! If you walked around in Chinatown recently, you probably noticed holiday lights strewn all over the neighborhood. Chinatown Partnership implemented the Chinese and English welcome light, among others, in the hopes of spreading festive cheer and to promote Chinatown. Tweet

Chinatown Streetball Volleyball: Q&A with Director Ursula Liang of 9-Man Documentary

Director Ursula Liang

By Wen Hao Wang 9-Man, a sports documentary that tells the history of 9-Man Volleyball and its deep connection to Chinatown, has 9 more days to reach their Kickstarter goal. We caught up with Ursula Liang, director of the film. Read for her take on the game’s multigenerational legacy, its differences between volleyball, and Asian American […]

Sponsor and Support Chinatown Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Grand Harmony Restaurant on 98 Mott St

Here’s a reminder as the date is fast approaching. Chinatown Partnership in collaboration with Chinatown BID will be holding a fundraising dinner for small businesses in Chinatown that were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Tickets are $25 for all you can eat. It’s Grand Harmony. Buffet Style. All proceeds will go to Chinatown businesses. So far, […]


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