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Chinese Hand Puppet Show <by Diane Dressler 5/27/2004> (0 replys)
Saturday, June 26, 2004 at l pm, the Folklife Program for New Jersey and Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission present the Wang Da Chung Hand Puppet Group with a "Journey to the West," a traditional Chinese hand puppet show, at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. The event is free. For more information contact the Commission at 732-745-4489.
missing shirt from Culture Day <by Helen L. 5/10/2004> (0 replys)
Hi. My friend lost a shirt on Culture Day and we we were wondering if anyone might have found it or if maybe there was a lost and found of some sort that I could check with to see if the shirt was turned in by someone? It's a checkered/plaid grey cotton men's shirt with 1 breast pocket. If you have it or know where it might be or know of someone I should contact, please email me at email@example.com.
Jinshan Peasant tiles <by Penny McGuire 5/10/2004> (0 replys)
There were Jinshan peasant tiles for sale at culture day but I did not get the name of the vendor or any information on how to find more. Does anyone have this information?
thanks, Penny McGuire
Westchester/Bronx Monthly Meetings to begin!! <by Nancy 5/4/2004> (0 replys)
We are set to begin our monthly meetings for FCC Westchester/Bronx!
Thursday, June 10th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30
The Magdalene Church
525 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY
The initial format of these meetings is going to be informal. What is important is that we make the effort to gather to share our China daughters (and sons!) and:
Discuss parenting issues
Be an outreach to Waiting families
Introduce New Families
Plan cultural activities
Share news that affect our families
Discuss opportunities for Mandarin Lessons, Chinese Dance and the like
Share local community events of interest,
An area that seems to have interest to develop is gatherings for older children that were adopted from China.
I am hoping that there are some friends out there that are willing to help with our meetings. Specifically, I will probably need help with the following:
Getting the word out to people you know
Making a commitment to attend some meetings
Think of ideas of how we can make monthly meetings a success
Help with clean up after our meeting
If you plan on attending, please bring some snack (chips, cookies, fruit) or drink (soda, water bottles, juice boxes) to share. Remember that all are welcome! Moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, etc. Anyone that wants to spend time each month with other families that have adopted children from China.
If you can not be there at 6:30, that is okay. We will probably hang out until around 8 or 8:30, so stop in after you get home from work, after your commute home on the train, or after that softball game!
Bring along some table toy or coloring book and crayons for your children. Or maybe they will just have fun like some cuties that I know, that love to run around the room and giggle all the time.
To begin with, I think it would be wonderful if you could RSVP that you are going to attend. This will help us with the planning and hopefully encourage us to keep these meetings going on a monthly basis.
You can reply to this e-mail or e-mail me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your support! We have over 200 families that are listed as FCC members in Westchester and the Bronx! That is an encouraging number of families to tap into to share our wonderful "Red Thread Journeys."
Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you June 10th!
FCCNY Coordinator for Westchester/Bronx
Directions: Conveniently located Just East of Tarrytown, South of Ossining, West of Hawthorne and North of Yonkers
On Route 448 off Routes 9 and 9A
New Chinese Culture for Children Book <by Carey Roth Singer 4/28/2004> (0 replys)
Just published “Far East Chinese Culture for Children” by Marisa Lin Fang and Helen Ma Jung is colorfully illustrated, and chock full of pictures. Ideal for your early reader through third grader this book will provide basic knowledge of Chinese culture to the young reader, and introduce simple sentences both in English and Chinese.
The list price is $14,00, however I can provide up to 200 copies for FCC families
at $11.00 ea. with a shipping fee of $3.35 ( $1.00 ea. additional to same address ).
As a special bonus for FCC families each book will be personally signed by both authors! I can take either charge cards or Paypal. Delivery will be from two to three weeks because of the signing.
You can contact me @ email@example.com with any questions.
Certificate of Citizenship <by Lee Miller 4/22/2004> (0 replys)
My daughter, Emma, got her Certificate of Citenship yesterday. I wanted to pass along that the children's area of Immigration/Homeland Security is under renovation and their cases are being split with officers who haven't done these before. The form we received to come down to Immigration never mentioned needing to bring your daughter. The officer is going to change this -- but just so you know, you MUST bring your daughter to this appointment. FYI, it took us about 6 months to get the certificate. Best, Lee