PCDC Celebrates Friends and Supporters at Chinese New Year Fundraising Banquet

February 3, 2017 saw the return of a community tradition, this time to ring in the Year of the Rooster: PCDC’s Chinese New Year fundraising banquet. This year, PCDC staff and board and over 400 guests joined together at Ocean City Restaurant in Chinatown to enjoy a traditional nine-course banquet, lion dances from the Philadelphia […]

Small Businesses Complain About Illegal Vending Activity

On a typical day, those walking through Chinatown will encounter sidewalk vendors selling clothing accessories, vegetables, seafood, and other goods. These goods are often identical to those in the businesses they operate alongside, and priced very competitively, drawing crowds. PCDC has received complaints from small businesses about these illegal vendors. The primary concern is that […]

Zoning and Planning (March-July, 2017)

Below are the current and upcoming zoning matters within the Chinatown district. Zoning matters are presented to the community first, through public RCO meetings, before they are heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Please feel free to attend an RCO meeting or ZBA hearing regarding any matter of interest. All ZBA hearings are held at […]

Philly Spring Cleanup in Chinatown is back for 2017!

PCDC will be organizing a Chinatown cleaning project with local groups and organizations. If you or your organization is interested in joining us and supporting a clean and safe Chinatown, please register at phillyspringcleanup.com (event ‘Chinatown Spring Cleanup’). The 2016 Chinatown Spring Cleanup garnered over 120 volunteers from organizations such as the Chinese Benevolent Association, […]

Surveying the Cleanliness of Chinatown

By: Siqi Zheng and Joey Zhao For the past few weeks, we were assigned to survey Chinatown’s cleanliness, specifically the area between 9th and 12th Street and Vine and Arch Street. As part of the survey, we explored the neighborhood and took note of the amount of trash cans, trash piles, graffiti, as well as […]

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia for Students Grades K-8

Submit an easy 3 minute application to be registered in this lottery that provides needs-based funding for low-income students in Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available, with a maximum funding of $2,700 per child and 3 children per family. Applications must be submitted on or before March 1st. Apply Here: https://www.csfphiladelphia.org/scholarships/apply/

Free English Classes on WeChat with Class of America, COA

Class of America, COA is a non profit organization aimed at building a language learning and cultural exchange platform for Chinese people in the U.S. COA runs on volunteers, with graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Temple University serving as core members. COA gathers educators of excellence and online learning resources on […]