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2022 Make Music New York in Chinatown
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 3pm to 8pm

Chinatown Information Kiosk
101 Baxter Street, Manhattan

Make Music New York is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. All of the performances take place annually on June 21st, the first day of summer and longest day of the year. Completely different from a typical music festival,

Performance Schedule

3pmYuRong Yu – “Annie” is a professional singer from China. Singing traditional and popular Chinese songs for various audiences in cities in China including Shanghai, and Huainan City in Anhui Province. In New York City, she has performed at Flushing Town Hall, Various Chinese events at Flushing Library and at the Make the Music NY celebration in Manhattan’s Chinatown. She is expanding her repertoire by adding popular American songs. Annie performs traditional and popular Chinese songs.

4pmVivi Hu is a New York-based singer-songwriter who creates a unique sound by using traditional Chinese instruments with a blend of influences from jazz, R&B, soul, and Mandarin pop. Hu has lent her talents to several high-profile performances and festivals in both China and the United States including Real Live in Xiamen, Dust and Dawn Club in Beijing, as well as the United Nations Headquarters, Flushing Town Hall, Museum of Chinese in America, Queens Library, and Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in New York City, among many others. In 2022, she will release a new EP including her latest single “茶香味 (Oolong Tea).”

5pm – Singer – Guitarist – Producer Isadora Benitez is a New York based vocalist-guitarist whose work shows a deep engagement in jazz inflections, sensually styled by her sassy Latin roots and her love of Brazilian music. Born into an Ecuadorian family devoted to the arts, Isadora grew up among gifted musicians, actors, and writers. Her advanced music studies let her to pursue her BA and her master’s degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. She has performed over 1000 shows in South America, New York, and other cities in USA. “Swing-Brazil” is her current music project that mixes Brazilian music with Jazz manouche.

6pm – An independent producer/film composer/pianist from Taiwan, Lulu Chen has played in various venues including the tour of Cats: The Musical and Off-Broadway shows. Her music style combines elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesised genres to create imaginative and diverse soundscape. Lulu has also produced two singles with Hip-Hop artist C2deuxJ. For this MMNY performance, Lulu will be joined by a pipa player and drummer.

7pm – American guitarist & composer Liz Hogg has been described as “uniquely her own, writing independent music that doesn’t reflect the trends” (I Heart Noise), possessing “energy, expressive dynamics and phrasing” (American Record Guide), “fantastic work” (Classical Guitar Magazine) and “playing with a more distinctive and original approach that includes quickly-strummed chords, chiming arpeggios, and rapid-fire picking” (Geoff Cabin). As a classical guitarist and performer of her own mostly-electric guitar music, Hogg has toured twelve countries playing numerous festivals and concert halls. She has won awards including the Mannes School of Music Dean’s Award and a Chamber Music America grant.
Lower Manhattan Candidate Forum
Senate District 27 & Assembly District 65
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 6pm to 8pm

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
62 Mott Street, Auditorium, Manhattan

Candidates for Senate District 29 include Brian Kavanagh, Vittoria Fariello, and Danyela Souza Egorov and will go from 6-7 PM.

Candidates for Assembly District 65 include Grace Lee, Illapa Sairitupac, Denny Salas, and Helen Qiu and will go from 7-8 PM.

Questions will focus on public safety, education, business revitalization, hate crimes, housing, and more.
Sign Up to Deliver Testimony at 6/15/22 Delivery Worker Public Hearing

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DCWP invites the public to testify about delivery worker pay and working conditions, including time and scheduling, expenses, health and safety issues, and challenges workers face.

Hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

DCWP 邀請公眾就送貨工人的工資和工作條件作證,包括時間和日程安排、費用、健康和安全問題以及工人面臨的挑戰。

聽證會將 於 2022 年 6 月 15 日(星期三)下午 1 點至下午 4 點
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Upcoming Events
We Are One: 40th Anniversary Celebration of the
1982 Chinatown Garment Workers Rally

Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 2pm to 4pm
Columbus Park, Mulberry Street, Manhattan

A landmark moment in labor history occurred when 20,000 Chinese immigrant women workers from the garment factories of Chinatown went on strike for their union contract. This commemoration event in Columbus Park (South Basketball court on the corner of Mulberry and Worth Street), New York Chinatown (the location of the 1982 rallies) will include music, dance, children’s activities and veterans speaking about the strike.