One way our city is fighting to ease income inequality is by supporting the many small businesses that make our neighborhoods thrive. Part of this effort involves making sure minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) are successful - in the past year, NYC has seen a $25 million increase in contracts to MWBEs!
Ray Suarez, broadcast journalist and author of three books including The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Suarez. Note: Michael Kimmelman, who was originally scheduled for this date, will speak later in the series.
We will have a stand-by line at the door on the day of the event beginning at 6:00 pm. If any seats are still open five minutes before the event begins, we will release tickets to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn the basics of sewing and quilting as you design your own canvas tote bag! Inspired by a special quilt made from Chinese Garment Workers from Chinatown, we'll also be celebrating the tremendous contributions of Asian Americans in the garment industry during May's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Jews and Christians: The Early Years - Semester II
TUESDAY MORNINGS, MAY 10, 17 & 24 - FROM 11 AM TO 12:30 PM
The life and teachings of Jesus came to be interpreted and revised by his disciples-most significantly by Paul. What were the issues over which Paul and the other disciples disagreed? How did these disagreements affect the development of what came to be called Christianity? What impact did these developments have on the Rabbinic Judaism which was flowering at the same time?
This full-day symposium will guide both the aspiring and current entrepreneur with a primer on how to build your business for success. This symposium will guide attendees through a series of topics needed to get your business running at full potential.
By Scott Heins / gothamist.com In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "sustainable locavore burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. With that in mind, we bring you Still Got It, our tribute to establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks long after the buzz has faded-or if the lingering hype is still justified.
Squadron & Chin Showdown In Chinatown Senior Center Cook-Off
State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Margaret Chin participated in a cook off at the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) Chinatown Senior Center. Squadron and Chin both cooked stir fry chicken with celery. Seniors and staff at the CPC Senior Center ended the cook-off declaring a tie!
Group Hopes to Break Taboo Around Safe-Sex Talk in Chinatown With New Film
By Allegra Hobbs / /www.dnainfo.com The Chinese-American Planning Council on May 19 will screen a short film about sexual health in the Chinatown community as part of its ongoing efforts to educate the population about prevention and testing, and to combat the taboo surrounding HIV/AIDS.
By Voices of NY / voicesofny.org At Columbus Park in Chinatown, visitors can often see a group of primarily Chinese women, many close to or at retirement age, dancing to the music from a boom box. They dance not just as a form of leisure or to stay fit. For some in the group the activity serves as an escape from the stress of everyday life and a way to fight off loneliness and depression. Esther Yu Hsi Lee introduces Open City readers to this other kind of square dance.