PCDC Proud Community Partner of Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

PCDC returns as a proud community sponsor of the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival which will run from May 9th to June 11th 2017. In addition to 1,500 silk lanterns, the festival will feature cultural performances by acrobats and folk dancers. On February 28th, Historic Philadelphia hosted its press conference at the pavilion in Franklin Square. […]

Free Trees with Tree Philly

The Tree Philly giveaway is back! Trees are free on a first-come, first-served basis to Philadelphia residents with private yard space to plant them in. There are four chances to take home a tree: April 1st 10 AM – 12 PM at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, 216 W. Somerset St, 19133 April 2nd, 12 PM […]

PCDC 9th Annual Expo; June 17, 2017

When: Saturday 6/17/2017 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Where: Chinese Christian Church & Center. 1101 Vine Street The 9th Annual PCDC Expo showcases various service providers that serve kids and families in the Asian community.  The event will provide an opportunity for providers to connect to members of the Chinese community.  Exhibitors and workshops […]

Congratulations Solas Award Recipient Michael Chow

On March 2, 2017, PCDC Board Member Michael Chow and his wife Diane became the first Chinese Americans to win the “Realizing the American Dream Award” at the Solas Awards hosted by the Philadelphia Welcoming Center. The Chows were honored for their inspirational success as founders of the award-winning Sang Kee restaurant chain. Mr. Chow […]

Zoning and Planning April 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 […]

Rectifying Historical Injustice: “Another Village” at 8th and Vine

~ Jodi Marcus,  PCDC Intern On March 6th, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Councilman Mark Squilla hosted a Public Meeting to decide the fate of a parcel of land at 8th and Vine Streets. The development team of Parkway Corporation, Presby’s Inspired Life, and PCDC propose “You Yi Cun,” which translates to “Another Village,” with […]

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 […]