Asia Society Presents Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, First Retrospective of one of China's Foremost Women Artists
Exhibition Includes New Installations and Works Never Seen Outside of China
September 7, 2012 through January 27, 2013
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao. Surveying her work since 1995, the exhibition highlights the remarkably consistent focus on the human form that is embodied in her work.
Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao comprises a series of installations and sculpture that fill Asia Society’s entire Museum space. Included are several large-scale, complex installations. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been seen outside of China and several are new works on view for the first time.
“Lin Tianmiao is one of only a handful of female artists to have emerged from her generation born in the 1960s in China,” says Asia Society Museum Director and exhibition curator Melissa Chiu. “Her subjects and use of materials evoke domestic and female labor, orienting the works towards feminist interpretations. Yet the western idea of feminism does not necessarily translate in China. This exhibition aims to map Lin’s consistency of vision, allowing us to see how her ideas on physicality have evolved and been transformed. It also provides insight into her artistic development during one of the most important periods of change in the Chinese art world, the 1990s to today.”
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color, 136-page catalogue and includes an interview with the artist, as well as essays by Chiu and Guo Xiaoyan, Deputy Director and Curator, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
The exhibition—which is organized chronologically—takes its title from one of Lin’s early installations, originally shown at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery. For Bound and Unbound (1997), Lin carefully wound unbleached white cotton thread around nearly 800 household objects. The installation was unusual for its time in that it incorporated a video element: a hand cutting threads with scissors was projected onto a screen made of thread. The work is typical of many of her installations: large in scale and incorporating thread, sculpture, video and multimedia.
Mulberry Child's Screening in New York City
Dear FCCNY :
My name is Xiaohang Liu and I am writing to introduce you to the award-winning feature-length documentary Mulberry Child. The film will be shown at the Quad Cinema at 34 W. 13th St. in New York City from Sept. 7 to 13. It is directed by Susan Morgan Cooper and narrated by Jacqueline Bisset. Roger Ebert has given it a 3½ star rating. (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120118/REVIEWS/120119987)
Mulberry Child explores the relationship between Jian Ping and her all American daughter, Lisa, as they struggle to overcome their cultural and generational differences. Jain grew up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution in China and Lisa in the comfort of suburban America. Their heartfelt journey to develop a strong bond takes them back to China where they reconnect with family history and each other. The film covers issues relevant to the Asian-American community and I think people associated with your organization would be interested in seeing it. Please refer to the details below.
Author Jian Ping and her daughter Lisa will be there to do Q & A after each screening over the weekend, and Lisa for the last screening thereafter until Sept. 12. Hope you can join them for the show and help spread the word. Thank you.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
www.mulberrychildmovie.com: Jane Hou, email@example.com
FCC 2012-2013 Westchester Older/Younger Girls Alli
Join FCC 2012-2013 Westchester Older/Younger Girls Alliance ( mentors and mentee program)
This is the fifth year for the Older girls group. The group is targeted for mentors in grades 10-12th and mentees in grades 6-9th.
The group will evolve this year and be more focused on the following goals:
1) Developing personal relationships between the mentors and mentees.
2) Fostering communications so that the mentees establish a long term connection with the mentors.
3) Engaging in Community service activities that will benefit others as well as develop team work between the mentors and mentees.
4) Participating in Cultural activities to celebrate our Asian pride.
5) Providing leadership development for the mentors that will benefit them in high school and college.
These goals will be accomplished by providing a safe, secure environment for communication and participation in a variety of cultural and fun activities with adult supervision.
Mentors must commit to investing time in establishing relationships with the mentees. The mentors will take on leadership roles as needed. Community service letters will be provided. We will limit the number of mentors to 7. You will be expected to participate in 6 out of 7 events.
Mentees will be expected to extend themselves to the mentors because they want to establish a long term relationship. Different than in previous years this is not a play group for the mentees. We will limit the number of mentees to 12.
We will be creating a logo for the group and hope to have T Shirts or something else for each member.
Membership: Dues for the 2012-13 Alliance will be $35.00 for the year.
You must have a current FCCNY 2012 membership to participate in this program. You MUST login to register. Problems? Contact Kathy at FCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com
Getting Involved: Register online at www.fccny.org. Registration will close September 1st. or when we reach 12 mentees, 7 mentors.
Events: Expect to have 7 events for the year, that will take place either on Saturday late afternoon/early evening or Sunday for special events.
Kickoff get together: Saturday, September 8th, 4:30pm-5:30pm (mentors) 5:30pm-6:30pm ( mentors and mentees) 6:30pm-7pm (parents and the entire group).
Additional events: will be discussed at the kickoff meeting.
For further information, contact Linda @ firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC End of Summer Event at Keansburg Amusement Par
I am pleased to announce that the Balaban’s will be hosting our End of Summer Event at Keansburg Amusement Park on September 8, 2012 - 12:00PM – closing. (Rain date September 9, 2012)
The event is $15.00 per person and will include 2 hour waterpark, unlimited rides and lunch (burgers or hotdogs).
Please RSVP to Denice Wilson email@example.com no later than August 25, 2012.
Make check payable to Families with Children From China – Jersey Shore
Attention: Denice Wilson,
202 Ocean Avenue,
Middletown, NJ 07748
Jersey Shore FCC
FCCNY Family Picnic in Central Park
FCCNY Family Picnic in Central Park
Saturday September 8th
Noon to 2pm
Pack your own picnic and blanket and join us in Sheep Meadow on the NorthWest corner for a FCC Family picnic.
We will be under the big tree.
Bring games, balls, kites and let the fun begin!
Saturday, September 8th from Noon - 2:00pm.
Please RSVP to Kim Hodges: Emailhodges@yahoo.com or 917-991-5362
or Deborah Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-226-7148.
We hope to see you and your family!
Kim & Deborah
FCC / OCA Annual Summer Family Picnic in Paramus
OCA- Long Island OCA-New York
OCA-New Jersey OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley
Invite you to our
ANNUAL SUMMER FAMILY PICNIC
Hosted this year by the OCA-New Jersey Chapter
Come join OCA and FCC families for a day of fun - a great way to stay connected and meet other families in your area. All families welcome!
VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK – PAVILION C *
* located near the Carousel. Park in Area 3 and cross the road to Pavilion C
(look for balloons or OCA and FCC signs, which mark our area)
216 FOREST AVENUE, PARAMUS, NJ 07652
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
11:00am – 4:00 pm
(rain or shine – we have a covered pavilion)
BRING A DISH (with serving utensil) TO SHARE WITH 8 PEOPLE
OCA & FCC WILL PROVIDE HAMBURGERS & VEGGIEBURGERS, HOTDOGS, DRINKS,
WATERMELON AND PAPER GOODS
All attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry.
Please support this service project by bringing one item per person.
CRAFTS TABLE, GAMES, BASEBALL/SOCCER FIELDS, TENNIS COURTS,
CAROUSEL, PLAYGROUND, PONY RIDES, TRAIN RIDE & WONDERFUL ZOO
For Children: Clown will make a guest appearance from 12 noon – 3 pm (free face painting, too)
Please feel free to bring folding chairs, mahjong games, soccer balls, etc.
Questions: call Virginia Ng at (201) 259-8028
EVENT IS FREE, BUT ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - please E-mail Virginialou@yahoo.com with your name, number of adults and number of children under 3, 3-8, 9-12 and 12-16 years old by September 3rd, so we can plan for adequate food and supplies.
Please also indicate if you can help for one hour to make our picnic a success and include your phone number so we can contact you.
FROM GW BRIDGE:
Take Route 4 west, exit at FOREST AVENUE (get in right lane after McDonalds to exit; the former Forum Diner will be on your left). Make right turn and travel FOREST AVENUE North. Drive 2 blocks, the entrance to Van Saun Park, especially the sign, that time of year is always obstructed by brush that grew all summer long. Look for a dead end street named Justin Court; the entrance to the park is immediately after. . Enter Park, proceed to fork in road and bear LEFT. Park in Lot “3” which will be on to your left. You will be across the road from Pavilion “C”. Look for red, white and blue balloons or OCA and FCC signs.
FROM TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE:
Take 87/287 West to Garden State Parkway South, Exit 165 towards Oradell (going over Parkway, heading East). At Second light, make a right turn onto FOREST AVENUE. After 2 lights, make a left turn onto Spring Valley Road. Follow Spring Valley Road to Continental Ave, and make a right turn. Entrance for park will be on the right. Enter park and pass Carousel to Parking Lot “3”. You will be across the road from Pavilion “C”. Look for red, white and blue balloons or OCA and FCC signs.
** Warning: Please do not make a U turn ANYWHERE in the Van Saun Park area. Park Police have given out traffic tickets. **
FCCNY Board Meeting in Manhattan.
FCCNY Board Meeting in Manhattan. FCCNY BOARD MEMBERS: Mary Nealon, CoPresident, email@example.com; Barry Radick, CoPresident, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mary Sellner, Secretary, email@example.com; Tim Stoenner, Treasurer, Tim.Stoenner@gmail.com; Marcia Hochman, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ross Lewis, email@example.com; Linda Mancini, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gary Matles, email@example.com
MOCA: Asian American! What you need to know…
Asian American! What you need to know…
A conversation with MOCA founders Charles Lai and John Kuo Wei Tchen
Moderated by Helen Zia
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, NY, NY
To kick off its new series "Asian American! What you should know…," MOCA will seek to uncover the back stories of the Asian American movement in New York City. The series launches with a conversation between MOCA founders Jack Tchen and Charlie Lai, moderated by Helen Zia.
The pair will share a unique look at history through personal stories from the pre-history of MOCA starting with their first meeting at Basement Workshop to MOCA’s founding moment to its recent expansion. All of this framed by their interactions with each other over the years and the many roles they played for the institution over the decades.
This program is free and open to the public, courtesy of TARGET. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by the Museum of Chinese in America.
FCC Girls Connect Program Sept. 2012 - May 2013
Families with Children from China of Greater New York - Manhattan Chapter invites you to join
FCC Girls Connect Program
for ages 8yrs - 12 yrs & mentors 13yrs+
in it's 5th year!
held monthly September through May; one Friday month from 6-8pm
at NEW LOCATION
460 W. 34th Street, near 10th Ave
REGISTER ONLINE www.fccny.org
Full series price for kids 8-12yrs: $100
(9 sessions, September through May)
Mentors 13yrs and older $50 registration fee
You must have a current FCCNY 2012 membership to participate in this program. You MUST login to register. Problems? Contact Kathy at FCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com
FCCNY-Manhattan, Girls Connect Program is open to FCCNY girls (from any region) aged 8yrs - 12yrs. This ongoing program will be held monthly, September through May, one Friday per month from 6-8pm.
NEW We will only be having snacks and desserts. Parents are free to bring in
something to eat for their children. Someone can volunteer to bring dinner
for everyone and will be reimbursed.
Each month's activities will include a snacks, dessert, a craft project, games, music, and other activities as requested by the participants. There will be a take-home goodie, and a (free) door prize raffle at each event.
We also require a few Mentors age 13yrs and older. Mentors also have time to meet and hang out with their peers. We will provide Community Service letters as needed.
Girls Connect has really worked in connecting the girls. When they go off to college they stay with one another when they go to tour. My daughter has used the advice of the older girls numerous times on subjects from what shampoo to use when your hair is greasy to what do to in certain situations. Plus the security and comfort of being with girls who are just like you. It's so beneficial for the younger girls to see the older girls so strong, smart nice and beautiful, that they too can accomplish whatever they want and endure any hardship. It's just such an amazing program and has helped and foster many connections on many levels.
Our NEW VENUE is 460 W. 34th Street, near 10th Ave
in Manhattan. It is a big place if parents want to hang out they can, as there is not much to
do around the area. Our group is parent free so they would be in another room.
September 14th, 2012
October 5th, 2012
November 16th, 2012
December 14th, 2012
January 11th, 2013
February 8th, 2013
March 15th, 2013
April 19th, 2013
May 17th, 2013
We can accept limited sign-ups for this program, so please register early. There will be NO same-day or at-the-door registration. Registration price includes all activities, snacks & desserts, special events and giveaways. There will be no additional costs during the year.
Questions? Contact FCCNY Coordinators, Lisa Arongino at email@example.com or 917-670-7692 OR Yuki Okuma at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-242-5855 or Barbara Mellor at Barbara.mellor203.@gmail.com
Financial assistance is available: if you feel you can not afford FCCNY membership and/or this program, please contact Lisa Arongino at email@example.com OR Kathy Urbina atFCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com
AFCAF African Dance and Lunch Party in Brooklyn
Adoptive Families with Children of African Heritage and their Friends
JOIN US FOR A PARTY AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
African Dance and Lunch Party
Just Party with the Whole Family to Celebrate, to Connect, to Enjoy, to Sweat.
Saturday September 15 from 12 - 3 pm
CUMBE: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor (near Flatbush Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
This is Save-the-Date Announcement. Info on Registration will follow. Aproximate fees will be $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
This season AFCAF/NY will have a lot to offer in programming about transracial adoption, but let's start 2012-2013 with a fun filled party for our kids and our selves and invite our friends to share in the joy! We will have African and African American dance and drum classes and enough Caribean food to help us through the rest of the day. Like last time we will dance at the Dance Center Cumbe in Bro oklyn. The party is organized by AFCAF/NY (Adoptive Families with Children of African Heritage), but is open to all (adoptive) families and their friends. So spread the word.
Questions? Contact Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest
September 15, 2012 at noon
North 6th & North 7th St. at the East River.
The event youv'e all been waiting for is finally here! Come join us in the afternoon at Smorgasburg on September 15th for this year's Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest! Come see if our contestants can beat last years record of 69 dumplings in 2 minutes for the men's division and 37 in 2 minutes by the women. How many will they eat this time?! 50? 60? 70?! Join us and find out!
Bring your friends and loved ones to whats sure to be a great day out. On top of the dumpling eating contest, Smorgasburg features an array of food vendors that is sure to satisfy even the most questionable palette. Try everything from savory snacks, unique beverages, decadent desserts, and of course, our very own Chef One Dumplings!
Smorgasburg is located on the Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th St., at the East River.
By Subway: Take the L to Bedford Ave.
By Bus: B62 to N. 7 St. + Bedford Ave.
By Car: From I-278 East/BQE, take Exit 32 (Metropolitan Ave.), merge onto Rodney St. 3 blocks, stay straight at traffic light on Meeker Ave., take first available left at Union Ave. (passing under BQE), then hard left at traffic light (basically a U-turn on Meeker Ave.), take quick right onto North 6th St., follow for 7 blocks until Kent Ave.
From I-278 West/BQE, take Exit 32B (Metropolitan Ave.), merge onto Meeker Ave., turn right at N. 6th St. for 7 blocks until Kent Ave.
FCC Tour of Ai Weiwei sculptures in Princeton
FCC Tour of Ai Weiwei sculptures
September 16 at 4pm
Princeton Art Museum
FREE but RSVP required to Susan at email@example.com by 9/10
Tour of famed Princeton Art Museum led by a kid-friendly docent, with special exhibit of sculptures by noted Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei. Sunday September 16, 4 pm. The Princeton Art Museum is a 3-minute walk from Princeton University’s main administration building, Nassau Hall, just off Nassau Street in downtown Princeton, and we will see a selection of the 72,000 items in the remarkable collection, dating back to 1750. See the University’s web site for directions and transportation options Please notify us with number of adults and children attending no later than September 10, 2012, via firstname.lastname@example.org for FCC-Central Jersey-Bucks. FREE. Tour duration, 1 hour.
After the tour we will adjourn to Thomas Sweet’s ice cream parlor, a favorite hangout of local resident Albert Einstein.
Ai Weiwei is a renowned contemporary Chinese artist, architectural designer, curator and social activist. He is considered one of China’s most prolific and controversial artists.
His work in recent years has included collaboration on the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics; Sunflower Seeds, an exhibition at London’s Tate Museum featuring 100 million hand-painted porcelain seeds; and innovative uses of social media to advance artistic objectives, free speech and human rights.
Princeton University is pleased to present the exhibition of Ai Weiwei’ s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, on display at the University’s Scudder Plaza, in front of Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School, through August 1, 2013.
The exhibit features 12 bronze monumental sculptures, each approximately 10 feet high, 800 pounds, and representing a sign of the Chinese zodiac (snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit and dragon).
The exhibit is part of a world tour which has appeared in cities including Sao Paulo, London, Los Angeles and Taipei. The sculptures have been generously loaned to the University by the family of an alumnus.
A collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School, the Princeton University Art Museum, and Princeton University Press, of the presentation of Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads reflects a longstanding commitment on the part of the Woodrow Wilson School to engagement with human rights issues around the world, as well as the Art Museum’s commitment to placing art across the campus in order to create opportunities to discover great art in the path of everyday life.
To celebrate and explore Mr. Ai’s art and his dedication to human rights, Princeton is planning a number of public events culminating in a visit by Ai to the Princeton University campus on October 10, 2012, should he be allowed to leave China.
FCC Teen Support Gp: Life After HS w LDs-Transitio
Families with Children from China of Greater New York presents:
Transitions Support Group: Life After Highschool for Teens with Learning Disabilities - Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Series
DATES: Five Sunday Evenings: 5:00-7:00pm, snacks & pizza served
September 16, 2012
October 21, 2012
November 18, 2012
December 16, 2012
January 20, 2013
LOCATION: TBD, probably Upper West Side, Manhattan
COST: $150 per participant ($30 per session) note: this price is contingent upon having a minimum of 8 participants.
REGISTER online at www.fccny.org
QUESTIONS: For more information about this program contact Nancy D'Antonio at email@example.com
FACILITATOR: Cristina Cote
Some of you may remember Cristina Cote from her participation on the Life After High School panel that FCC sponsored in April, 2010. Cristina will focus on the nuts & bolts of what it was like as a student with a learning disability to take her SATs, search for appropriate colleges, attend college and graduate with honors. In a relaxed setting, Cristina will share her experiences and direct hands-on activities to help participants achieve the following: gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses; search for colleges with LD programs; determine their own learning styles; talk with professors and peers about their LDs, and build confidence by turning their learning differences into strengths.
Participants do not need to be on a college track although college discussions will be prevalent. Gap Year possibilities can be explored. The format of the group will be informal, with an emphasis on sharing with peers and having fun while processing the challenges they face. Understanding your needs and being able to communicate effectively with peers and adults are life skills that can be applied to any situation. High school students will learn to explore and discuss their options for transitioning from high school in a supportive, informal, social atmosphere.
Parents are welcome to contribute topics that they would like to see covered and participants are welcome to make suggestions on anything they would like to explore.
Space is limited. Please register asap.
Cristina Cote graduated from American University in 2009 with a major in Film and International Studies. Cristina was diagnosed with a reading and auditory processing learning disability in her junior year of high school while attending Poly Prep in Brooklyn. When applying to colleges, Cristina focused her search on schools that offered excellent LD accommodations and chose American University where she received priority registration for classes, used books on tape, customized her own major enabling her to focus on her academic strengths, and she had a counselor at the Academic Support Center. Cristina currently resides in New York and works in residential real estate at Corcoran, writes and produces a web-comedy show and runs a small tutoring business helping students prepare for interviews and to develop their interpersonal skills. Cristina is passionate about empowering others and in particular encouraging LD students to advocate for themselves and their needs no matter what their learning style. When Cristina learned the necessary coping strategies and embraced her LD it enabled her to maximize her strengths.
For more information about this program contact Nancy D'Antonio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom - Chinese Characters
Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land
17 September 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City
Click for Directions
$10 members; $12 students with ID/seniors; $15 nonmembers
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'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land,' co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)
Join editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom and various contributors to this provocative new book for a conversation challenging familiar media stereotypes of China. In Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, some of the most talented and respected journalists and scholars writing about China today create a multifaceted portrait of a remarkable country undergoing extraordinary transformations by portraying the immense variety of lives that ordinary Chinese people are living. Speakers include: memoirist and fiction writer Xujun Eberlein; journalist and translator Megan Shank; and media commentator, professor, and Asia Society fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom. Followed by a book sale and signing.
"The essays cover a panoply of issues facing modern China, and the book's combination of scope and intimacy is central to its achievement." — Publishers Weekly
Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chair of the History Department at the University of California, Irvine. He is also an Editor of Journal of Asian Studies; a co-founder of and contributing editor to "The China Beat"; and an Associate Fellow at Asia Society. He is the author of China’s Brave New World: And Other Tales for Global Times, and a regular contributor to academic journals.
Xujun Eberlein grew up in Chongqing, China, and holds a PhD from MIT. Her story collection, Apologies Forthcoming, won the 2007 Tartt Fiction Award. Other recent honors include a 2008 artist fellowship in fiction/creative nonfiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a 2007 Goldfarb Nonfiction Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ledge 2007 Fiction Award, and second prize in Literal Latte’s Essay Awards.
Megan Shank is a freelance writer and Chinese-language translator whose work has appeared in Newsweek International, The Daily Beast, Ms., Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, Miller-McCuneM, Archaeology, The San Antonio Express-News, CNN.com, The South China Morning Post, The American Lawyer and Global Journalist, among others. Shank currently serves as managing editor for East View Information Service’s The Current Digest of the Chinese Press.
Can’t make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30 pm ET for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to email@example.com.
Also-Known-As Book Club!
WHAT: Please join fellow adult adoptee members as we examine the adoptee experience through literature. Light refreshments and lively conversation provided. Please feel free to join for one or all of the book discussions!
WHO: Free to all Also-Known-As Adoptee Members 21 & over
Adult Adoptee Non-Members are welcome to individual meetings ($5/meeting)
WHERE: Meetings locations will vary.
WHEN: We will be discussing "The Language of Blood" by Jane Jeong Trenka on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 7pm. The 2012-2013 Book Club schedule is:
9/18/2012 @ 7pm: The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka
11/14/2012 @ 7pm: A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for her Roots by Katy Robinson
2/19/2013 @ 7pm: Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunnee
4/16/2013 @ 7pm: Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging by Eleana K. Kim
6/18/2013 @ 7pm: Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption by Jeannine Vance
(Books are subject to change based upon availability and community interest.)
VOLUNTEERS: We are currently looking for members to serve as Location Hosts in either private homes or conference room space and also to act as Discussion Hosts to lead the meetings.
RSVP: For more information or to join the Also-Known-As Book Club, please contact Kristin Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by September 14, 2012 so we have enough refreshments!
ALP webinar: Adoption & Classroom Success
Adoption and Classroom Success
Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, Sept. 19
7:00 PM Central
Q&A: 8:00 PM
Join us for a discussion with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW as she presents tips and strategies on how to help your child be more successful at school - smoothing transitions, helping teachers understand behavior and increasing motivation to succeed!
FCC Prof Rob Wintemute LGBT Rights in NYC
Online Registration is closed. Pay at-the-door.
Co-Sponsored By: Families with Children from China of Greater New York, Center Families (LGBT Center NYC) and Columbia University Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
Professor Robert W. Wintemute
Recent Advances in LGBT Adoption, Marriage, and Family Rights
September 19, 2012, from 6:00-9:00 PM
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY 10011
REGISTER online at www.fccny.org $10 per person - click IGNORE when asked for login if not a FCCNY member.
Problems registering? Contact Kathy at FCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com
FREE for students w ID but RSVP required to Abby, email@example.com
Professor Robert W. Wintemute is an internationally respected scholar of Human Rights Law who has been in the forefront of advances in the rights of LGBT individuals to marry, raise children and form families, as an academic, an advocate, and an active participant. Professor Wintemute gave a fascinating talk to FCC members here in NYC in 2004 about the changes that had occurred nationally and internationally up to that point. Professor Wintemute returns to speak again broadly about the enormous changes that have occurred in the past eight years on September 19, 2012, at 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, and will lead a participatory discussion of these developments.
The past several years have witnessed an accelerated pace of advances in the rights of LGBT individuals to marry, raise children, and lead family lives. These advances have taken place at both the international and national levels, at different paces in individual countries and in states within the United States. They have been achieved through different paths, including legislative action, voter action, and Court action.
Those that attended Professor Wintemute's talk eight years ago remember it as an evening of great enlightenment and engagement. FCCNY is honored to be hosting Professor Wintemute and offering the opportunity again for our members to hear him speak!
Professor Robert W. Wintemute is a tenured Professor of Human Rights Law at Kings College School of Law, London, and is an internationally acclaimed expert in his field, which includes anti-discrimination law and sexual orientation and the law. Professor Wintemute is a graduate of the McGill University Faculty of Law (Montreal) and obtained his D. Phil. from Oxford, where he focused on human rights law and LGBT issues. He frequently serves as an advisor and commentator on human rights and family rights issues (see NY Times, July 26, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/world/europe/on-gay-marriage-europe-strains-to-reconcile-27-interests.html?) on an international basis. He frequently participates in cases in the European Court of Human Rights and recently appeared as an expert witness in the Judge Atala child custody case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where his testimony was cited favorably by the court in its decision. Rob is an informed and engaging speaker who will enhance the knowledge base of those who attend.
Families with Children from China of Greater New York (FCCNY.org) is a non-profit organization that serves the vibrant community of families united by the experience of adopting children from China.
It honors their children's heritage, celebrate the diversity of their families, and advocates for their acceptance and respect. In addition to providing assistance to children who remain in China’s orphanages, FCC sponsors programs that support the evolving needs of its families and assist its children as they grow to understand their life stories through events, publications, online resources and community activities.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (gaycenter.org) Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world. Every week more than 300 groups meet, with 6,000 people visiting the Center. The Center provides groundbreaking social service, public policy, educational and cultural/recreational programs. The Center serves as an incubator for grassroots groups that meet here. Indeed, we were the birthplace of organizations such as the AIDS activist group ACT UP and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the principal organization combating homophobia and stereotyping of gays in the media.
The Columbia University Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law (www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/gendersexuality) has the deepest faculty teaching and researching in a range of issues from queer theory, to family law, to women in prison, to race and sexuality, to gender and immigration, to same-sex marriage, to transgender rights, etc. The Center includes Columbia Law School's Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic, founded in the fall of 2006, is the first law school clinic anywhere in the U.S. directed by a full-time law school faculty member (Professor Suzanne Goldberg) and dedicated to legal and public policy issues related to gender and sexuality. The Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic works on a wide range of issues at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and the law. These resources, and more, are all produced by Columbia Law Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic students who spend a semester or more in the Clinic's intensive learning and working environment. Here, they hone lawyering and advocacy skills while working directly on cutting edge sexuality and gender law issues and providing vital assistance to lawyers and organizations throughout the country and the world that advocate for the equality and safety of women and lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals. The Clinic emphasizes multidimensional lawyering, which is the practice of being strategic, smart and creative in identifying and deploying resources to advocate for social change. Our projects encompass all forms of advocacy, including litigation, public policy development, legislative drafting, training, organizing, public education, and media outreach.
Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today at MoMA
Yeonghwa is the Korean word for film, and since South Korean cinema now features prominently in every major international film festival, it is a good word for cineastes to know. Korean film tends to blend technical excellence with idiosyncratic expression and an entrepreneurial spirit—filmmakers often write and direct their work, and both actors and filmmakers benefit from the country’s homegrown “star system”—while embracing a wide variety of styles and subjects. Korean cinema is generally made for a national audience, so its vision is rarely diminished by compromises in the name of global appeal.
This third edition of Yeonghwa includes several distinctive contemporary narratives—from superior genre films to unclassifiable features by some of Korea’s renegade filmmakers—along with two features, drawn from MoMA’s collection, by Korean film pioneer Shin Sang-ok.
Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 30
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
All TICKETS through MoMA
FCC-INDIANA is proud to bring you a series of webinars designed to enrich the lives of you and your children through education and support by providing access to some of the country's top experts in the field of international adoption."
1) Raising Transracially Adopted Teens and Tweens, July 17 - Dawn Davenport
2) Adoption-Parenting your Tween and Teen, Aug 29 - Jean MacLeod
3) Promoting Attachment: Toddlers, Tweens and Teens, Sept. 21 - Deb Gray
4) Parenting: A Look at Attitudes and Practices of Parents Raising Children from
a Different Birth Culture, Oct. 24 - Jaegoo Lee
5) Skype with Author, Nov. 13 - Lisa See (*FCC-IN members only/join)
Jean MacLeod, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN theatrical release. Four teenaged girls, adopted from China as babies, explore the question "Who am I?" and start a dialogue about family and identity. Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival Syracuse, NY September 22
A note to parents: Due to the sensitive subject matter,
this film is not recommended for ages 13 and under. More info at http://somewherebetweenmovie.com/screenings
AsianInNY 4th Annual Moon Festival Celebration and Fashion Show
AsianInNY is hosting its 4th Annual Moon Festival Celebration and Fashion Show on Sep 22nd, 2012 with a night of amazing food, drink and wonderful performance!
Sat. September 22, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm
Chinese Community Center Auditorium
62 Mott Street, Chinatown NYC
$15 online pre-event purchase* before Sep 21 midnight
$20 at the door
The Moon Festival is an important and joyous occasion in Asian culture that's celebrated with music, food, and good company. As such, guests at the event will enjoy an exciting line-up of comedy, music, fashion, dance, drink and food.
Just in time for the New York Fashion Week, outstanding Asian designers will be presenting their new collections in runway fashion shows with all Asian models. For more info and tickets, please visit:
Making an Adoption Lifebook
The lifebook is a tool to help your child understand who he is and how he fits into your family.
Making a lifebook is an opportunity for parents and children to share their family’s story in a way that explores the emotional component of a family’s history as well as documenting the concrete facts. The focus of this process will be your child’s view of their journey more than your own. We also hope that you will have fun and connect with other families formed through adoption.
Your family works one-on-one with a Spence-Chapin social worker who guides you through the process and the discussion that will arise from it. We provide all the materials you need to make the lifebook.
This workshop is appropriate for parents with children ages 7 and older.
Location Spence-Chapin Services
410 East 92nd Street
New York, NY
Date September 22, 2012
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Lifebook workshop costs $200 per family.
"Mommy & Me" Chinese Language and Movement class
String this Saturday 9/22 at UWS location
Come for a FREE Demo class
Come try it out! The "Mommy & Me" Chinese Language & Movement Class is starting this Saturday, Sept 22 at 4pm. FREE trials class are available for anyone who is interested, so spread the word!
This immersion language and movement class is designed for children ages 2½ - 4 years old. * Each student must be accompanied by an adult.
Class: "Mommy & Me" Chinese Language & Movement
Age: 2½ - 4
Location: New York Space
131 W. 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Dates: Saturdays from September 2012 through January, 2013
Fee: $470 for the season
Please visit our website: www.LaurelProject.com for further details.
10th Autumn Moon Festival & Children’s Lantern Parade & 2th China Week Festival
Union Square Park (Broadway-Park Ave. & 14 St., NYC)
Sunday, 9-23-12 (11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Stage with Cultural Performance, Art & Craft, Information, Food & Promotion gifts booths and more…… Contact: Steven Tin email@example.com, (917) 660-2402.
Join FCCNY Club PT in Westchester for kids 6-9yrs
(For FCCNY members between the ages of 6 and 9)
Club PT (pre-tween) is a group formed for FCCNY members. This fun-focused group is designed for our kids to interact with and form bonds with other kids in the FCC family. Here’s how it works:
Membership has its privileges:
Each member will receive a laminated membership card (like a credit card) and a calendar booklet (like a passport) that they can mark off with stickers as they attend events.
Exciting Grant Information:
We are happy to announce that FCC Greater NY has agreed to give us a grant toward our activities. There will be a $25 membership fee to cover our materials and registration, but this will eliminate the member-sponsored events we had last year.
When? How often? Format change:
We plan to meet Sundays in Westchester on a monthly basis with an established time of 3:00-5:00. There will likely, however, be modifications that you would be notified about as needed. Please note we have changed our format. Instead of having a different member host each month, Lynne and Lisa, as group leaders, have established the calendar and will organize the activities. We ask that everyone signs up at least once to be a helper on a specific activity. Our Tentative Schedule is as Follows*
Sunday, September 23
Welcome/Welcome back get-together
Dance Party at Bedford Community Center
Sunday, October 21
SuperKids Charity presentation, followed by letter-writing to kids in the orphanages by our kids
Sunday, November 18
Ice Skating in Brewster
Holidays are hectic for all - skip activity this month
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dumpling making and story time with “Chinese Grandparents” from Evergreen
Sunday in February - date to come
As we will be attending the FCC Lunar New Year celebration, we will not hold a separate meeting this month
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Bowling at Spins Grand Prix in Mt. Kisco
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Activity at Bedford Community Center - possibly knitting - along with other activities such as hoola hoops, crafts and of course snacks
Sunday in May - date to come
Group craft activity to be held at Asian Heritage Day
Sunday in June - date to come
As we will be attending the FCC picnic, we will not hold a separate meeting this month
Sunday in July - date to come
How do you get involved?:
Instead of having a different member host each month, Lynne and Lisa, as group leaders, have established the calendar and will organize the activities. We ask that everyone signs up at least once to be a helper on a specific activity. You can offer your preferences on the registration form
There is no mandatory attendance. Obviously we hope everyone committed will attend as often as possible. We do however request that if you say you will attend, you do so, and that you RSVP to events in a timely manner so the host can plan.
The first meeting will be Sunday, September 23 3:00-5:00
To participate, you must register by Wednesday, August 15 at www.fccny.org.
Cost: $25 per child 6-9 yrs.
You must have a current FCCNY 2012 membership and login to register for this program. Problems renewing or registering online? Contact Kathy Urbina at FCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com or 718-852-8979.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Lynne Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Cohn email@example.com
ALL TOGETHER NOW FALL 2012
Adoption Playgroups for 3-8 year olds; Tweens Peer-Support Group; Parent Group Discussions; and Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
All Together Now (ATN) is a fun, multiracial, and age-appropriate peer-support and playgroup facilitated by adult and teen adoptees for adopted kids from families across a wide spectrum of backgrounds. We also provide a space for adoptive parents to gather, connect, and share resources. A committee of resourceful and committed adult adoptees, adoptive parents, and teen adoptee volunteers organize and put together the playgroups.
Five Sunday Sessions: 2:00-3:30 PM
Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov 4, Nov.18, Dec. 9
Union Temple Preschool, 17 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For 3-8 year-olds
• 3–5 year olds: free and group play with a craft project each session.
• 6–8 year olds: free and organized group play, as well as expressive discussions which inform craft and play projects each session.
• 9–12 year olds: peer-support group, facilitated by an adult adoptee social worker, embraces issues, as they come up, in fun and nurturing environment.
The tweens group, a related but separate offshoot of ATN, offers 9-12-year-olds the opportunity to come together in a more mature setting with the aim of fostering personal relationships with other adoptees in their age group. The e group provides a safe, secure, and fun environment that embraces adoption issues as they come up, through participation in a variety of age-appropriate activities. The group is facilitated by Kacy Ames-Heron, LCSW, who is, herself, an adult adoptee. The fee is approximately $150 per child for the semester.
• 13–18 year olds: volunteer opportunities to assist with playgroups; community service credit is available.
ATN runs a parallel parents group, which discusses adoption-related issues. Our Adult Adoptee Liaison is a key component of these discussions, and lends expertise and a multi-faceted point-of-view to the parents group meetings. Parents of 3-8 year olds, tweens, and volunteers are all welcome.
We have five parent's sessions of which the first is a general introduction. Two are open-ended discussions in which members decide the topics. Two sessions are programmed in advance.
This Fall we have two great speakers lined up: Dr. John Raible (Oct. 21) and Dr. Amanda Baden (Nov. 18).
John Raible, academic, writer, adultadoptee (http://johnraible.wordpress.com/about-john-w-raible/) will screen and facilitate a discussion based on the noted transracial adoption documentary, The Struggle for Identity.
Amanda Baden, psychologist, academic and adult adoptee (http://www.transracialadoption.net/About/About.html) facilitate a discussion titled, 'Difficult Truths: When is your child ready for them?' The session will address questions regarding disclosing difficult aspects of your child's story as well as difficult questions regarding birth families, reunion, and racism.
The fee per semester is approximately $170 per family and goes directly to our operating costs, either to pay for the space rental or for adoptee volunteers and facilitator stipends. The Parent Group fee for parents of tweens and teens is $60 per semester.
Who We Are
ATN is an adoptee-centered support group for adopted children and
their families, founded by psychologists and adoptive parents, David Amarel and Martha Crawford. We believe that adoption comes with unique developmental processes for adoptive families and that they differ from biological families for that reason.
We particularly value the perspective of adult adoptees, seek out their input, and support their concerns as an integral part of our program. We strive to create a community in which adopted children, teens and adults can determine their own experience and form supportive friendships among themselves and in their own company.
As parents - in our group discussions and in our programming - we try to understand and integrate the birth-cultures of our children into our families' lives. We recognize the role of race in shaping not only our lives, but the lives of our children and work to help prepare them to navigate the world as adopted persons of color. We acknowledge the birth family as a living reality in the adoptive family. We are also attuned to the losses experienced in adoption, especially those of our children and birth families, and treat them respectfully in the context of ATN. Finally, we celebrate the diversity of adoptive families and the lifelong, nurturing, loving, unconditional and irrevocable bonds they form.
For more information:
Kids playgroups: Amy Appelbaum Apricot2K@aol dot com
Tweens group: Fran Weinstock Weinstockf@earthlink dot net
Teen Program Jamie Levinson jlevinson10@earthlink dot net
Carol Lutfy clutfy@gmail dot com
MOCA Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Family Day
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Family Day
Sun, Sep 23 from 10am – 5pm
The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
Mooncakes, lanterns, and the Jade Rabbit in the moon! Join MOCA for a day-long series of activites in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, including storytelling, performances, drop-in arts and crafts activities, and gallery tours! http://www.mocanyc.org
Autumn Moon Fest at Brooklyn Borough Hall
10th Autumn Moon Festival & Children’s Lantern Parade & 2th China Week Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Organize jointly with the Borough President Office
Tuesday, 9-25-12 (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
Stage with Cultural Performance, Art & Craft booths http://betterchinatown.com/CHINA-WEEK-AUTUMN-MOON-CULTURAL-FESTIVAL.php
Asian Women Giving Circle's
Celebration of Activism Through the Arts at MOCA
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6pm to 8pm
Location: The Museum of Chinese in America,
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
Please join us to meet and mingle with the AWGC 2011 project grantees and
there will be a silent auction, wine, delicious dim sum and
a special performance by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai!
Early Bird Special - $50 per single ticket until Sept. 10th
$60 per single ticket
$100 for two tickets (Double Happiness)
To buy tickets: ms.foundation.org/CelebrationAWGC2012
The Asian Women Giving Circle is the first and largest volunteer giving circle in the nation led by Asian American women. The AWGC funds art projects that contribute to cultural and political change created by Asian American women artists and activists in New York City. Since 2006, the AWGC has raised and distributed over $430,000 in funding to arts and social change projects. Fiscally sponsored by the Ms.Foundation for Women, AWGC is a member of the Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the National Giving Circle Network. Please visit our website to learn more.
Arts through Activism Event Flyer
Asian Women Giving Circle
218 E. 18th Street
New York, New York 10003
Calligraphy and Scroll-Making Workshop
Dating back many centuries, the Mid-Autumn Festival rivals the Chinese New Year in importance. The holiday marks the end of the summer harvest and falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, when the moon shines at its brightest and fullest. Like other holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for celebration and reunion. Calligraphy and painting were two major skills of the Chinese literati, and a calligrapher’s abstract brushstrokes were said to reveal one’s character. This workshop gives families a basic but informative introduction to Chinese calligraphy. Afterward, families are taught how to mount their work on a scroll. Technique and theory give way to self-expression and fun.
Saturday, September 29 ~ 1-2:30 PM
$25 member for one child and one adult
$30 non-member for one child and one adult
$12 per additional attendee
Space is limited. To register, please call 212-744-8181 ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
China Institute in America
125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
FCC Playgroup: China Friends Adoption Group in Rhi
FCC Playgroup in Rhinebeck
The China Friends Adoption Group
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
68 W. Market St.
A group for Chinese adopted children age 4yrs and up, friends and parents. Crafts, snacks and reading and now Chinese Language lessons taught by Shar Shuani of Bard College!!
Contact Michelle Andrick for more information at 845-889-8848 or email email@example.com
mark your calendar! upcoming playgroup dates
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Saturday, December 29th, 2012
Saturday, January 27th, 2013
FCCNY Westchester and the Hammond Museum
Mid Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday September 29 from 1pm-3pm
Hammond Museum and Garden
28 Deveau Road,
North Salem, NY 10560
Museum members: $20 for family up to 4,
$5 each additional person
Non-members: $25 for family up to 4, $5 each additional person
Please join FCC Westchester and the Hammond Museum in North Salem N.Y. for a Mid Autumn Festical. Chinese Theatre Works will perform Hao Bang Ya Dragon, a mix of traditional and contemporary Chinese puppetry, dance, song and story. There will be traditional Chinese Opera face painting, lantern painting, mooncakes and light refreshments
Space is limited. Please register with Hammond Museum at 914-669-5033 by September 20
Questions? contact Kris, firstname.lastname@example.org
NY CHINESE SCHOLAR GARDEN AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NY Chinese Scholar Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel (718) 448-2500
Tickets: adults $10, senior & student $6, children 5 and under FREE
FCC Harvest Moon Festival in Brick, NJ
Sept 29th - 6:00PM FCC Harvest Moon Festival - Windward Beach, Brick, NJ. Contact Denice Wilson, email@example.com, 732-495-1366 for more information
Autumn Moon Fest at Sara Roosevelt Park
10th Autumn Moon Festival & Children’s Lantern Parade & 2th China Week Festival
Sara Roosevelt Park (Grand St. – Chinatown Lower East)
Sunday, 9-30-12 (11:30 am -4:00 pm)
Stage with Cultural Performance, Art & Craft, Information, Food & Promotion gifts booths and more…… http://betterchinatown.com/CHINA-WEEK-AUTUMN-MOON-CULTURAL-FESTIVAL.php
New Amsterdam Market East River Moon Festival
September 30, 2012
NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET
South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip, NYC
New Amsterdam Market is pleased to announce its first ever East River Moon Festival, to take place on Sunday, September 30, at the Old Fulton Fish Market site in Lower Manhattan.
As New Amsterdam Market's first cultural exchange with nearby Chinatown, this festive event will introduce market goers to the traditional Mid-Autumn Harvest celebrations which take place throughout East Asia on the full moon day of the eighth Chinese lunar calendar month. The Market’s special version of the popular Moon Festival will inaugurate a new tradition in its campaign to preserve and revitalize the Fulton Fish Market and its two historic riverside market halls as a public destination and gathering place for all New Yorkers.
The day's events will begin at 12:00 noon with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance. As per custom, the lions will be ceremonially awakened with a brushing of red cinnabar ink by an honored guest. This year's guest will be Council Member Margaret Chin, who represents Lower Manhattan and has long supported New Amsterdam Marketand its mission.
The Market, which runs from 11:00am until 4:00pm, will feature special Asian-inspired fare prepared by guest chefs and regular New Amsterdam Market vendors. Free activities will include a dumpling-making workshop offered by Chef Wai Hon Chu of Wholefoods Culinary Center and Institute of Culinary Education, and traditional artsand crafts taught by staff from the Museum of the Chinese in America. In addition, more than 40 New Amsterdam Market vendors will sell produce, meats, cheeses, beans, baked goods, and other regional foods.
The day will conclude with a communal lantern-lighting gathering at sundown, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Red paper lanterns will be provided to all who participate in this peaceful gathering advocating the preservation of the abandoned Fulton Fish Market as a public space.
NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET is a nonprofit regional economic development organization founded in 2005. The market is held every Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm from April through December and brings the region's pioneering farmers, food producers and purveyors to the abandoned Fulton Fish Market site on South Street in Lower Manhattan, a site of public markets since 1642. New Amsterdam Market is reviving the old Fulton Fish Market as a year-round regional food hub to foster and support small food businesses, cultural exchange and public education.
For more information, please visit our website: www.newamsterdammarket.org
Thank you very much.
Director of Programs and Promotion
PO Box 902 Peck Slip
New York NY 10272
t: (212) 766-8688
c: (845) 825-2584
FCC Mid Autumn Moon Informal Get-together in Princ
FCC Mid Autumn Moon Informal Get-together
Sunday September 30th at 6 pm
Super Star East Buffet
311 Nassau Park Boulevard Princeton, NJ 08540
rsvp to Susan, firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC Central Jersey/Bucks families will gather for an informal get-together and banquet on Sunday September 30th at 6 pm at Super Star East Buffet, Nassau Park shopping center, Princeton (just off US 1 south of Princeton) www.superstareastbuffet.com.
All are welcome!
Please notify Susan, email@example.com if you will attend so that we can get group discounts:
QBG AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
September 30, 2012, 4 -6 PM
FREE with Garden Admission
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
A family program celebrating the ancient holiday that reflects upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess. Bring picnic blankets and summer chairs to celebrate the Moon Festival plus enjoy moon cakes, arts & crafts activities, and cultural performances. This program is presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center.