Friday, May 27, 2011
Six NYPD Officers Arrested a sixty-year-old man in Columbus Park

News from: NYPD Officers Responding in Columbus Park

The old man was beat down with blood on his face by six strong NYPD officers


We should have a community meeting to chastise the police.  This kind of action cannot be tolerated if our community is to acquire its lungs and grow its capacity to assert itself. As Chinatown, as New Yorkers, Asians with a different musical heritage, for our elders to come out this way marks a change in our community's mentality - if we dont defend their right to do so who will?  Its their sense of self that's changing and if they feel the need to flex muscles such that we all hear their growing pains then we should recognize whats changing in Chinatown.  We have all been guilty of being too quiet, which gets us no where in a democracy where learning how to compete is essential.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
The New Museum Festival of Ideas Responds to AAAC

Festival of Ideas for the New City is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it.
 Keynote Address: Rem Koolhaas, May. 4
 Keynote Address: Rem Koolhaas, May. 4

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32nd Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival 2011

E 17th Street between Broadway & Park Ave
12pm - 6pm

Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans since 1979, this annual festival is the longest running and largest event celebrating Pan Asian heritage on the east coast. This year’s festival centers on the theme of the journey that Asian Pacific American ancestors have taken to bring us to this moment. It celebrates not only the value of families, but also our heritage which make us proud to be Asian Pacific Americans. More than 20,000 visitors are expected for an impressive line-up of performances, fun activities for children and adults alike, and savory samples of Asian cuisine. Asian Ameircan Arts Center will proudly present six of our Asian traditional folk artists for the event.

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