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Cinco De Mayo: Eating Tour Anyone?

Taken by Vivienne Gucwa

Despite the fact that Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican holiday, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat your heart out right?  Save some room for an eating tour being held by MOCA (Museum of Chinese America).  It’ll feature the food establishments in Chinatown that have made a mark on NYC’s food culture.  Did I also mention that there’s going to be a wine tasting to end off a great event?

 That’s right – take a look at the description and vendors that are participating:

Reserve your spot here:

Every restaurant is a story.

There are stories of legacy: Chinatown’s sons and daughters who grow up to be entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. Stories of diversity: the flavors of China’s regional cuisines converging in New York City. And stories of evolution: a constant weaving between the classic and modern, the old and the new.

Join the Young Professionals of MOCA for “Beyond Takeout: A Culinary History Of Chinatown.”

A MOCA educator will lead you on a tour through Chinatown to learn about the past and ongoing histories of some of your favorite eateries. End the day at the Museum for a food and wine tasting while mingling with your fellow MOCA YPs, members, and friends.

Exclusive offers for tour participants in celebration of Asian American Heritage month:
– free admission to MOCA for the month of May
– a chance to enter a raffle for two tickets to the Museum’s First Annual Celebration of Community Heroes dinner on May 16 (total value: $300)
– the following establishments are offering a 10% discount from May 5 through May 31:

Hong Kong Station (45 Bayard Street and 45 Division Street)
Red Egg* (13 Doyers Street)
Nom Wah (202 Centre Street)
Quickly** (11 Pell Street)
Won Ton Garden (79 Mulberry Street)
Kung Fu Tea (234 Canal Street)
Harney & Sons (433 Broome Street)

*dine-in only and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions (e.g. happy hour)
**tour participants will receive 20% off their Quickly purchase at the 11 Pell Street location

To take advantage of these offers, tour participants will be given a designated card during guest check-in on May 5 that they can present to the various business partners from May 5, 2012 through May 31, 2012.

Reserve your spot here:

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YPX Gala 2011: Celebrating Connexions

This year at YPX Expo’s Celebrating Connexions, held at Studio XXI, focused on cultural and community connections for Asian Americans.  While people mingled and fought for a spot in the open bar, I found myself inclined to follow the caterers like Dim Sum A-Go-Go and Red Egg, and quickly grab at the appetizers that they brought out.

Plate of shumai and another type of steamed dumpling, all skewered.


Oh yes, another dumpling! I guess it is easy finger food (quite literally).

They made sure the open bar was stocked by Absolut with special drinks.

Needless to say, everyone had a good time hearing the great music, eating these apps, and drinking tasty drinks! For more information about the Museum of Chinese Americas, check out the website:

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YPX 2011: Celebrating ConneXtions

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to attend YPX Gala, held by the Museum of Chinese in America, where I stuffed my face with food and drink (with a picture of the brownies offered above), and listened to some awesome music.

Looks like they’re having this event again and should be a great night of celebration and festivities! Information is listed below, and hopefully see you all there!

The Museum of Chinese in America & The Young Professionals of MOCA invite you to the second annual YPX Gala.

Celebrate community & cultural connections with an evening of entertainment and inspiration. 

YPX 2011: Celebrating ConneXions

Studio XXI
59 West 21st Street

  • Kick-off of Digital MOCA, presented by David Liu, Co-Founder of and the XO Group
  • Class of 2011 M88 Honorees
  • DJ, musical performances, and more
  • open bar & dim sum 7-9pm
  • cash bar from 9-11pm
  • tickets purchased before 10/24: $50 for MOCA members, $60 for non-members
  • tickets purchased after 10/24: $60 for MOCA members, $70 for non-members
  • tickets purchased at the door: $88

Purchase tickets online at