To support the recovery and rebuilding process of five cornerstone organizations displaced on January 23rd, 2020 (two days before Lunar New Year) by the devastating fire at 70 Mulberry Street, whose work is vital to residents in Chinatown including youth, elderly, and all in between, a small group of cultural workers and community organizers from various Asian-interest organizations have organized this fundraising event/community effort. Through this event, we seek to collect and mobilize resources, monetary and in-kind (e.g. artwork, equipment, skills, expertise, etc.), to support the affected organizations in their fire recovery. The organizations displaced by the devastating fire include Chen Dance Center, Chinatown Manpower Project (CMP), Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), Chinatown Senior Center, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and United East Athletics Association (UEAA).
Grand Tea & Imports is co-hosting alongside Asian CineVision, Asian Womxn in the Arts, Bubble_T, Red Canary Song, Chop Suey, Rooted, Uprisers, Think! Chinatown, FDNY Phoenix Society, Admerasia, Friend of a Friend Studio, Slant'd, $6.99 Per Pound Podcast, Happy Family Market, Wing on Wo & Co, Nimble Made, Celia Au, AAJA, Leslie Xia, HMN Creative, Ayala Studios, TAP NY, Subtle Asian Life NY, CAPA, Q Wave, Boba Guys, and Gaysian Project.
We will be serving teas from our collections and all proceeds from the event will go towards assisting the relief efforts of 70 Mulberry Street.