Events

Come Help Us Paint Out The Chinatown-International District! October 13, 2012 Meet in Hing Hay Park -10:00 am Contact Ben Grace ben@cidbia.org   Volunteers will help improve the neighborhood by painting over graffiti, picking up litter, and removing overgrown shrubs. • Meet in Hing Hay Park at 10:00am • Lunch will be provided for all […]

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Come Help Us Paint Out The Chinatown-International District!

paint out 2012 poster (chinese)

October 13, 2012

Meet in Hing Hay Park

-10:00 am

Contact

Ben Grace

ben@cidbia.org

(206) 382-1197

Volunteers will help improve the neighborhood by painting over graffiti, picking up litter, and removing overgrown shrubs.

• Meet in Hing Hay Park at 10:00 am

• Lunch will be provided for all volunteers!

Questions? Please contact Ben Grace at (206) 382-1197 or ben@cidbia.org

Save the Date Mochitsuki

Making Mochi

Mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi or rice cakes, is an annual custom which is essential to the New Year’s celebration. Mochitsuki is an all-day process which requires many hands to come together and join in the work. The JCCCW, in partnership with Hyogo Business and Cultural Center, Nisei Veterans Committee, and the Seattle Fukuoka Kenjinkai, is happy to offer a mochitsuki event free to the public so that the entire community can come and share in this uniquely Japanese tradition, as well as learn about the different ways mochi is made. Please note that there will be no mochi available for sale the day of the event as mochi is only available through pre-orders by contacting admin@jcccw.org

•  Date: Thursday, December 29th, 2011
•  Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
•  Place: Nisei Veterans Hall, 1212 S. King Street, Seattle

Thanks to JCCCW

New Bruce Lee Museum?

Courtesy AFP/ Getty Images

The Seattle City Council has put a proposal on the table to examine city support for a new museum in honor of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Lee lived in Seattle in the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. After his death in 1973, he was buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. His son, Brandon, was laid to rest next to him in 1993.

According to the proposal, the Lee Family Foundation has developed a museum concept, known as the Bruce Lee Action Musuem, which would preferably be built in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

The museum would include “personal items, writings and objects of historical significance, a meeting room, a theatre and gift shop, a café, research library and a space for temporary exhibits.”

The council is still waiting for the foundation to bring forward a viable plan. The council believes the creation of a Bruce Lee museum could create jobs and increase access to cultural facilities.

Chinatown-ID Holiday Clean & Clear!

With the Holiday Season just around the corner, the Business Improvement Area invites all friends of the Chinatown-International District to come out on Thursday, December 1st to help make our business windows sparkle! Window washing is a great way to help the community prepare for the Holiday Season while promoting public safety! Volunteers may sign up for a time-slot anytime between 9AM and 3PM–there will be free snacks and hot apple cider for all!

Interested in Volunteering?

Please call Julia Nelson @ (206) 382-1197 or email julia@cidbia.org

EXPOSED: Little Saigon Photo Contest 2011

The EXPOSED: Little Saigon Photo Contest is back for round two and we want YOU to participate! This year’s theme is “Vietnamese American in Little Saigon” and we want to know what your interpretation of Vietnamese Americans in Little Saigon is based on four categories: Food, Spaces & Places, the Marketplace, and Culture.The photo contest launched on September 17th and the deadline for submitting your application and photos is November 1, 2011 at 4pm.Grab your cameras and get ready to compete! To participate, please submit an application and a photo release (if applicable) form to EXPOSEDlittlesaigon@gmail.com. Good luck and may the best photographer win!

For application forms and more information, please visit: http:www.EXPOSEDlittlesaigon.blogspot.com | or contact Yvette Kieu at yvettek@scidpda.org

Japanese Sweet Shop Opens in the Central District

Image Courtesy of Seattle Weekly

​Japanese sweet shop Umai-Do has opened at 1825 S. Jackson St., according to Central District News. Owned by Art Oki, it features traditional treats like dorayaki and mochi (see photo on the right), as well as tea. Current store hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Sunday, when it closes at 4 p.m.

Thanks to: Seattle Weekly

Green Leaf Expands to Open Second Location

Image Courtesy of Eater Seattle

Green Leaf, esteemed by many as one of—if not the—best Vietnamese restaurants in Seattle, is planning to open a second location near Olympic Sculpture Park.

Ridgley Kuang, who owns the restaurant along with members of his family, says a remodel is underway at 2800 First Avenue, site of the expansion. “We are expecting it will open for business in two or three months,” he adds.

Green Leaf opened in the ID in December of 2005 and promptly drew crowds with delectable phos, vermicelli bowls, and banh xeo, or rice-flour pancakes. Fun fact: in a recent Seattle Met poll, local chefs said Green Leaf was among the restaurants they most admire in the city.

Thanks to: Seattle Met

Storefronts Seattle

Please find a PRESS RELEASE from Storefronts Seattle detailing the upcoming installations of art and artists in empty storefronts throughout Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District.

3rd Annual, Seattle Slack Key Festival Nov 13

The 2011, 3rd Annual, Seattle Slack Key Festival features a diverse range of Hawaiian Musicians and Slack Key Super Stars including: Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Mark Yamanaka, Mike Kaawa, David Kahiapo, Makana, along with Steel Guitarist, Greg Sardinha and Ukulele prodigy Kunia Pahinui-Galdeira, also MCs Skylark Rossetti and Braddah Gomes and local hula halau to add to this fantastic line-up.

The show goes from 2:00 to 6:00pm. General Admission $35 -$50 – $125

Town Hall Theater
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-2738
(206) 652-4255

For more information visit: Seattleslackkeyfestival.com

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    Come Help Us Paint Out The Chinatown-International District!

    October 13, 2012 Meet in Hing Hay Park -10:00 am Contact Ben Grace ben@cidbia.org (206) 382-1197 Volunteers will help improve the neighborhood by painting over graffiti, picking up litter, and removing overgrown shrubs. • Meet in Hing Hay Park at 10:00 am • Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! Questions? Please contact Ben Grace at […]

  • Making Mochi

    Save the Date Mochitsuki

    Mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi or rice cakes, is an annual custom which is essential to the New Year’s celebration. Mochitsuki is an all-day process which requires many hands to come together and join in the work. The JCCCW, in partnership with Hyogo Business and Cultural Center, Nisei Veterans Committee, and the Seattle Fukuoka Kenjinkai, […]

  • Chinatown-ID Holiday Clean & Clear!

    With the Holiday Season just around the corner, the Business Improvement Area invites all friends of the Chinatown-International District to come out on Thursday, December 1st to help make our business windows sparkle! Window washing is a great way to help the community prepare for the Holiday Season while promoting public safety! Volunteers may sign […]

  • 3rd Annual, Seattle Slack Key Festival Nov 13

    The 2011, 3rd Annual, Seattle Slack Key Festival features a diverse range of Hawaiian Musicians and Slack Key Super Stars including: Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Mark Yamanaka, Mike Kaawa, David Kahiapo, Makana, along with Steel Guitarist, Greg Sardinha and Ukulele prodigy Kunia Pahinui-Galdeira, also MCs Skylark Rossetti and Braddah Gomes and local hula […]