Calendar

Oct
5
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Oct
6
Sun
CicLAvia Chinatown Hub @ Central Plaza
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Street Closure: North Broadway will be closed between 7am-6pm with crossing points located at Alpine Street & Cesar Chavez.

Visit the Chinatown Hub for live music, cooking demo, great food, and fun activities!

Get ready for the annual Heart of LA Route as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

CENTRAL PLAZA

Live Music (tentative)
10:00am – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
10:30am – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
11:00am – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
12:00pm – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
1:00pm – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
2:00pm – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
2:30pm – TBA
3:00pm – TBA
3:30pm – TBA

Cooking Demo sponsored by SoCalGas
Chef Royce Burke’s take on dishes that are reminiscent of local favorites.
11:30am – Porridge by Chef Royce Burke
11:45am – Xiao Long Bao + Pan Fried Dumplings by Chef Zheng, Tian’s Dim Sum
12:30pm – Braised Pork Belly Bowl by Chef Royce Burke
12:45pm – Steamed Fish by Chef Royce Burke
1:30pm – House Special Shrimp by Chef Royce Burke
1:45pm – Peking Duck presented by Chef Royce Burke

Activities/Games: certain to please the young and the young at heart. i.e. Archery, Badminton, Chinese Jump Rope, Giant Keyboard, Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, Ping Pong, Sidewalk Chalk Art

FAR EAST PLAZA

Share your musical talent on the “Play Me, I’m Yours” piano located in front of Kim Chuy Restaurant.

Chinatown Photo Booth

Activities/Games: Giant Keyboard, Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, Tetherball, Twister

MANDARIN PLAZA

Activities/Games: Giant Chess set, Connect 4, Giant Keyboard, Ping Pong, Twister

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Oct
12
Sat
Art Salon Chinatown Presents Eating History, Recipes I Remember From @ Realm
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Los Angeles based artist Hande Sever presents Eating History, Recipes I Remember From. She will be serving Ashure dessert, prepared by her, followed by a reading from Mukemmel Yemek Kitabi (The Excellent Recipe Book).

Oct
27
Sun
Art Salon Chinatown Presents PAPER SON, The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist @ Realm
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Children’s Book Signing: Author Julie Leung and illustrator Chris Sasaki will be present for a signing of their brand new children’s book, PAPER SON, The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist. Limited copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Nov
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Nov
21
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursdays of odd months; exception in November when it’s held on the 3rd Thursday.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

For questions or to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a detail email request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.

Dec
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Jan
25
Sat
Chinese New Year’s Day – Year of the Metal Rat
Jan 25 all-day

新年快樂 (土)豬年

Feb
1
Sat
Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

STREET CLOSURE 11AM – 4PM
* Hill Street from Bernard to Temple
* Ord, Alpine, College & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

1pm-3pm: 121st Annual Golden Dragon Parade will begin at the intersection of Hill Street and Ord Street. The Golden Dragon Parade is the oldest celebration of its kind in America. For parade information and to purchase grandstand seats, please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at (213) 617-0396 or visit their website at www.lachinesechamber.org.

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
TBA

Craft & Vintage Market
coming soon

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
coming soon

Culinary Corner
coming soon

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop
TBA

Artisans
coming soon

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (TBA)

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Clay CA

Craft Workshop

Eastern Projects

LA Wine

Songbird Café

TBA Movie Screening (TBA) & free popcorn (limited seating)

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, with support from LA Weekly and Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation.