Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year 

With an unexpected heat wave this week, it's a good time to think about upcoming spring and summer seasons.This article describes the history of Chinese calendar.

China and many Chinese communities around the world use the Chinese calendar for traditional purposes.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy Holidays 2018

Nay ho mah? Cantonese/toisan class will resume on Wednesday January 10th inside Silk Road Cafe located at 30 Mott st. Chinatown, New York from 6:00 to 7:15pm. Free textbook and audio tape available too. Sign up form at bottom on page for details.

Joy geen la!

Happy Holidays 2018 Jook Leung Photography

The poster image was created by Jook Leung, a 360 Virtual Reality Photograher and a Toisanese. I meet him while on the 2016 China Friendship tour organized by some good people I met at 21 Pell Street for making this trip possible. We all went to Toisan to search for long lost relatives. Everybody else found their long lost relatives except me. Fill out signup form at bottom of the page to be notified of the next trip to Toisan. Thank you for making my first pilgrimage to Toisan both safe and exciting.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT before coming (class/event may be cancelled)
*email for free cantonese/toisan booklet
Schedule:  every Wednesday until further notice.
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
location: 30 mott st Chinatown silkroad mocha cafe.
Free event.

Must purchase a drink or snack; if not Silk Road Café staff will hand you a menu.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

E. Samantha Cheng talks about the Chinese-American legacy in the Mississippi Delta

... Free Encore Presentation Sunday, Sept 24th at 3 PM. 

E. Samantha Cheng
Writer, producer and director E. Samantha Cheng talks about the Chinese-American legacy in the Mississippi Delta.
Please join us on September 24 at 3pm for an encore presentation of the documentary film "Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese." A documentary which premiered last year. Please listen to Samantha's comments about the film in the podcast interview below. Samantha is joined with Dr. Gwendolyn Gong, who is actually from Mississippi Delta region. Click play button to hear it.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Free Cantonese Lesson this Wednesday.

Come by for free Cantonese/Toisan lessons 

Mingle In Cantonese Toisan.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back to school with Free Cantonese Lesson starting tomorrow

Come by for free Cantonese/Toisan lessons

Mingle In Cantonese Toisan.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Peter Liang Case revisited

... And reasons why you should attend New York Hakka Conference even if you are not a Hakka Chinese

Chris Kwok is a lawyer. Shirley N. Lew is a journalist.

Last year the case of Peter Liang brought together the Chinese community to support a police officer on trial for the wrongful death of an unarmed black man in a Brooklyn Housing project. The case happened after a series of killings of unarmed black men by police in which police officers lost their jobs but were found "not guilty" by the court.

In a podcast interview Chris Kwok and Shirley N. Lew share their thoughts about Peter Liang. Chris Kwok is a lawyer and Shirley N. Lew is a journalist. Each brings their own unique perspective to this landmark case. Podcasts made by Chinatown Talk Radio in collaboration with Pucho Web Solutions.

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