Photographer Edward Cheng: Walking with Lions ~ a Look Inside the Vibrant Lunar New Year Celebrations in Chinatown

 

 

 

Photographer Edward Cheng. Image courtesy of the artist and Think!Chinatown

The cultural non-profit, Think!Chinatown (T!C) is proud to present a captivating black-and-white film photography exhibition by Edward Cheng. With curatorial support from Sophia Ma, the solo show, titled “Walking with Lions and Other Chinatown New Year Traditions” offers an interior view of the vibrant Lunar New Year celebrations in Manhattan’s iconic Chinatown. The exhibition will run from January 17 to February 25, 2024, at Think!Chinatown’s Studio at 1 Pike St, 10002 NYC.

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Think!Chinatown presents ‘A Place for Us: Reflections from Chinatown’, a Photographic Exhibition

 

 

 

Think!Chinatown presents “A Place for Us: Reflections from Chinatown / 我們的歸宿” Photo credit: Cal Hsiao

Think!Chinatown, a cultural community organization, presents “A Place for Us: Reflections from Chinatown / 我們的歸宿”. From the grit of Mom & Pop legacy businesses to the joys of reclaiming public spaces, the exhibition explores the many strengths and vulnerabilities that lie within Manhattan’s historic and ever-changing Chinatown community. Displayed at Think!Chinatown’s new community art space, this exhibition  is a celebration of the powerful sense of  belonging and connection Chinese- and Asian-Americans have for Chinatown.

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Chinatown Recipient of 11 Transformational Projects as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative

 

 

 

Chinatown, NYC

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eleven transformational projects in Chinatown as part of its $20 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. In Round 5 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the Regional Economic Development Councils had the opportunity to award two communities $10 million each or one community $20 million. The New York City Regional Economic Development Council chose to award Chinatown a $20 million award in recognition of the specific and acute effects of the pandemic on Chinatown’s businesses and the wider Asian diaspora in New York City. With these revitalization projects, this historic community can thrive again and open its unique corridors, restaurants, businesses, parks and cultural institutions, becoming, once again, a place to visit and celebrate the ethnic diversity of the Chinatown community in the Lower East Side.

Take a look at a Story Map created by National Trust for Historic Preservation on Preserving Chinatowns in the United States (2022).

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