Calendar

Aug
3
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 3 @ 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.

Aug
10
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Aug-CSN) @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 8/10 Chinatown Summer Nights Event 5pm-midnight.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 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.

Chinatown Summer Nights (8/10) @ Central Plaza
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 12:00 am

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi (5pm-7:30pm)
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
6:00PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
7:00PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
7:20PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
7:45PM East Wind Lion Dance
8PM KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer
10PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Craft & Vintage Market
De La Luna Designs
EternalGlyphics
JDN73
LA Meno
LA Style Rush
Lioness Jewelry
Luedicke, Adam The poster list
Pattrashome
Sketch Cartel
Sol de Cobre

Culinary Corner 5pm-midnight
Brothecary – Sheng Jian Bao (生煎包), Steamed Dumplings (水餃)
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
LA Brisket – Sandwiches, Bowl, Lemonade
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Pique-Nique L.A. – Pork Belly Zongzi + pickles on the side, Banana Zongzi
Ramen Champ – Champ “Cup of Noodle”, Spam Musubi, Takoyaki
Saigon Deli – Sugar Cane Juice
Secret Lasagna – Lasagna (meat or vegan), Garlic Bread
.standstill. – Cold brews, Flavored Beverages, Tea Flight/Tasting 1 hour (Taiwan / Yunnan)
Wax Paper – Grilled Cheese (ham extra), Berries and vanilla cream, 2 different coolers

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Border Grill Truck
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
Sweet Cravings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Wise Barbecue
Vivace Pizza
Yalla Truck

Street Performer
Eutectic on Broadway on Shiseido steps (7:30pm-10pm)
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Calligraphy Workshop by Nori Shirasu
Geometric Pig

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

GROUND FLOOR

General Lee’s presents Bamboo Room 5pm-midnight
(2) Bars + DJ Amor

Dim Sum Cart by Golden Dragon Restaurant (6pm-10pm)
Connect 4
Giant Chess Set
Ping Pong Table
Twister

Performance by Lewena Strings Ensemble from Temple City High School (6:30pm-10pm)

2ND FLOOR PARKING LOT 

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Highland Park Brewery – Beeper, Timbo Pils
Modern Times Brewing – Critical Band Spa
Stone Brewing – Honey Blonde Ale, Notorious POG Sour, Stone IPA, Tropic

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kensington Presents
5PM – Mara Connor
6PM – Nicole Kiki Jaffe
7PM – Inspired and The Sleep
8PM – Oddnesse
9PM – VIAA
10PM – Monogem
11PM – Khushi

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Avocado Mama – Vegan Mac & Cheese
CLAY CA – Stop by the studio to work on a collaborative community piece or watch instructors throw large pieces on the wheel!
DIY Craft Table (Free) – Light up Chinatown with paper lanterns you can decorate with rubbing plates, crayons and a light is included! All ages welcome.
Dog Drop (Free) – a new kind of dog daycare based around convenience and flexibility. Dogdrop will set-up an exciting photo-booth, so don’t forget to bring your pup!
Eastern Projects – Sung Jik Yang presents Portraits, Opening reception 6pm-10pm
LA Wine Chinatown – Wine & Beer specials, Flights & Hot Dogs
Lawn Games (Free) – giant games = fun
Ms. Masa – handmade tortillas and quesadillas filled with options of cheese, carne asada or refried beans.
Nomad Ice Pops – handmade ice pops with whole fruits and vegetables blended into fun and interesting flavors
Songbird – Extended Café Hours 4-9 PM

8:30PM  FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid Part III) & Popcorn (limited seating)

Sep
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 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.

Sep
14
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (MF) @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 9/14 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Event.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 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.

81st Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Central Plaza
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Moon Festival Ritual with Mooncake demo and sampling, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Arts & Craft Workshop
Light-Up Pig Lantern
Chinese Lucky Knot

Artisan
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (TBA)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage
5:00PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
6:00PM Lewana String Ensemble
6:30PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
7:00PM Moon Cake Making Demo by Wonder Bakery
7:15PM Moon Festival Ritual by Miss Chinatown
7:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
7:45PM Lewana String Ensemble
8:15PM  East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8:30PM  Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa

Craft & Vintage Market
Brenda Chi
Inicreations
LA Style Rush
Pattrashome
Sol de Cobre
Thunderbachs

Culinary Corner
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Siu Mai, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, Sesame Balls, Veggie Egg Rolls, Chow Mein
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Pique-Nique L.A. – Butter Mochi Bites w Condensed Milk, Butter Mochi w Guava Sauce + Moon Dust, Sweet Potato Hot Cakes + Coconut Cream
Secret Lasagna – TBA
.standstill. – Cold brews, Tea Beverages, Tea Ceremony Tasting 1 hour 

Star Gazing
Telescope supplied by Griffith Observatory
Special Thanks to Anthony + Therese Cook

Food Trucks
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Sweet Cravings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Yalla Truck

Street Performer
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)
Lewana Strings Ensemble

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

DIY Craft Table (Free) – 5pm-10pm
Eastern Projects – TBA
LA Wine Chinatown – TBA
Songbird – TBA

8:00PM FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid IV/The Next Karate Kid) & Popcorn (limited seating)

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

Sep
26
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 26 @ 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.

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).