Check out the EVERYDAY CHINATOWN Project before March 31

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Many New Yorkers, Chinese or not, frequently pass through Chinatown to peruse the fresh markets, to eat dim sum, to wander.  Of course, these brief visits rarely grant a full understanding of life in everyday Chinatown.  EVERYDAY CHINATOWN captures stories of daily neighborhood life (beyond the bubble tea) through displays of Chinatown objects and the narratives associated with them. We collected and recorded these stories through a series of conversations with Chinatown community groups and collaborated with local businesses to display these objects throughout the neighborhood. 

Try out an EVERYDAY CHINATOWN story by dialing the number and extension in the image above to hear a story about the bagua. Like it? Then visit the locations listed here before March 31.

·        心目華埠藝術空間 Think!Chinatown Art Space 384 Broadway

·        華埠眼鏡公司 Chinatown Optical 40 Mott St

·        寶榮行 Po Wing Hong 49 Elizabeth St

·        珠江 Pearl River Mart 395 Broadway (Mezzanine)

'EVERYDAY CHINATOWN' Project @ Tribeca Art + Culture Night

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Dances @ T!C 384 Broadway

Our"Everyday Chinatown" and "Art Across Archives: Postcards from Chinatown" exhibits are running until March 31st. 

As part of Tribeca Arts + Culture Night on March 14, around 300 people came to celebrate the EVERYDAY CHINATOWN Project and meet the voices behind the stories.  The evening of celebration started off with a papercut demo with artist Xinsong at Pearl River Mart, whose SPARKLING papercut installation is on view at the store. The festivities continued in our main art space at 384 Broadway with a Chinese dance performance by Ling Tang. It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces alike - thank you to all those who came and volunteered! 

EVERYDAY CHINATOWN is running until the end of March, so make sure to stop by one of our four window displays and dial-in to listen to community members like Richard Young, Sophia Ng, and Meemee Chin share their stories, ranging from tales about teapots to sea cucumbers. 

·        心目華埠藝術空間 Think!Chinatown Art Space 384 Broadway

·        華埠眼鏡公司 Chinatown Optical 40 Mott St

·        寶榮行 Po Wing Hong 49 Elizabeth St

·        珠江 Pearl River Mart 395 Broadway (Mezzanine)

Have a Chinatown!Thought? Interested in sharing a Chinatown story? Contact us at hello@thinkchinatown.org.

Our EVERYDAY CHINATOWN Project Team: Richard Young, Meemee Chin, Yin Kong, Simon Wu, Amy Chin, Jennifer Lai, Aaron Reiss,  (Luke Cheng, and  Belinda Lin didn't make it into the pic!)    And a big thanks to our community partners for lending us a space in their shop to display the project: Sophia Ng (Po Wing Hong), Kenneth Ma (Mott Optical), and Joanne Kwong (Pearl River Mart)

Our EVERYDAY CHINATOWN Project Team: Richard Young, Meemee Chin, Yin Kong, Simon Wu, Amy Chin, Jennifer Lai, Aaron Reiss,  (Luke Cheng, and  Belinda Lin didn't make it into the pic!)  

And a big thanks to our community partners for lending us a space in their shop to display the project: Sophia Ng (Po Wing Hong), Kenneth Ma (Mott Optical), and Joanne Kwong (Pearl River Mart)