A reminder the full CWG meets next Monday, January 11, 6-8pm at American Legion Post 1291, 2nd Floor, 191-193 Canal Street. (Please note the 6-8 pm meeting time is to accommodate those unable to attend CWG meetings during the work day.) The agenda will be posted shortly on our website - www.chinatownworkinggroup.org
Downtown is our ‘hood so naturally we are glad that for a night like New Year’s the Tribeca Grand can represent so well. Join us to watch the spectacular ball drop in the Grand’s Church Lounge. Tickets are $125. Enjoy cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and toast the New Year at midnight. Everyone will be in the highest of fashion so dress up. It’s your night to be seen.
In his first press conference since being exonerated after serving 18 years for a crime he did not commit, Fernando Bermudez will join State Senator Eric T. Scheniderman, civil rights advocates and elected officials TOMORROW to endorse the “Actual innocence Act" (S.6234). This legislation establishes “actual innocence” as a lawful basis for vacating a prior conviction, giving the wrongfully convicted an opportunity to directly prove their innocence.
NYC Rescue Mission’s Monthly Food Pantry provides food assistance to poor/hungry families in Lower Manhattan, especially Chinatown. These families belong to the poorest population in NYC--ie. those who live below the poverty line; they seek food help from NYCRM’s 3rd-Saturday-of-the-month pantry to help make ends meet. Chinese-language-proficiency volunteers, such as recently elected Margaret Chin, are helpful during the 9:45am-11:45pm distribution of grocery bags, each of which contains 7 meals’ worth of food (including a balance of meat, vegetable, and starch). 50 preselected families.
Enjoy a rare evening of wine tasting with one of America's most prolific and popular comedian/writer/actors Lewis Black at the release of his wine, “Black Red Wine”. Black’s wine is said to be “a compelling high-end, spicy, upfront and robust mix of premium California Napa and Lake Country Cabernet Sauvignon.” Sounds hilarious. Or eh, at least his live performance will be. 100% of the sales will benefit the 52nd Street Project, a not-for-profit organization that matches the kids of Hell's Kitchen with professional theater artists to create original theatre.
“On Dasher, On Design, on Greene!” …Come and take a stroll down Greene Street in Soho, to enjoy Italian food, drinks, and the best and most beautiful in Italian design. Participating retailers include world famous firms; Alessi, Artemide, FontanaArte, LucePlan, and SICIS. Guests will have the opportunity to enter raffles to win prizes and sample traditional Italian holiday fare such as panettone and Asti Spumante. Buon Natale!
St. Luke's School's annual holiday fair, One World Christmas, features a children's carnival, a maze, karaoke, arts and crafts, an elf dress-up photo room, songs, stories, a silent auction, raffles, a gift bazaar, home baked sweets, and more.
In conjunction with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Sex Ed Advocacy Group will be hosting a performing arts event commemorating World AIDS Day while continuing to raise awareness about the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York and showcase PPNYC's Project Streetbeat Program, which works with at-risk populations.