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Chinatown is a Great Place. We will bet you have eaten at some of it's tasty restaurants or strolled the streets getting to know the culture. And we want it to last for many years to come.  It is a hub of culture where Chinese, Americans, Chinese-Americans and people from all over the world visit as part of their visit to Washinton D.C. It represents what can be some of the best ideas for our ONE city. Join us as we discuss the future of CHINATOWN and our ONE CITY, Washington D.C. We hope to meet you in person on the 3rd Sundays of each month to continue the discussions about the implementation of creative ideas.

ADMISSION: $5 online donation to charity; suggested $10 cash at door; self-pay for food/drinks you order.


Chinatown DC residents appreciate the critical leadership and support of the Honorable Vincent Gray, Harriet Tregoning, Patricia Zingsheim, Julie Koo, Thor Nelson, Dory Peters and others in DC Office of Planning and OAPIA (Office of Asian Pacific Islanders Affairs).  Chinatown DC has entered a new phase in its evolution toward distinction! See the Chinatown Cultural Development Small Area Action Plan which was passed by the D.C. City Council with the outstanding leadership of former Chairman Vincent Gray.

Chinatown is in Ward 2

A little history for background: 

In 2008, the DC Office of Planning (OP), in partnership with the Mayor’s DC Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA), started undertaking a Cultural Development Strategy (CCDS) for DC’s Chinatown. The CCDS provides strategies to help reposition Chinatown as the region’s top destination for Chinese/Asian cultural businesses, programs, services, events and festivals.The CCDS was adopted as the Chinatown Small Area Plan by the DC Council in September of 2009. OAPIA and OP have been working with various government agencies, community members and organizations to help implement the action items listed in the CCDS Small Area Plan.For inquiries about CCDS, please contact Dory Peters at (202) 727-3120 or email here to download the CCDS Plan - English Version. Click here to download the CCDS Plan - Chinese Version. Click here to download the DC Chinatown History Brochure.

Historic Resolution 18-336, "Chinatown Cultural Development Small Area Action Plan Approval Resolution of 2009"

Register Category: Resolutions Source: Council of the District of Columbia Notice Files:  Register Issue: 1/1/2010 Vol 57/1 Publish Date: 1/1/2010 12:30pm. You could also obtain this information through OAPIA and DC.Gov.  Friendship Archway Awards were developed and co-sponsored by Allies Building Community Inc., Award International Inc. and the Friendship Archway Network since the Friendship Archway was built in 1986 in Chinatown, Wash. DC.

The 3rd Sunday community events are happy opportunities for you to make new contacts and enjoy networking conversations over lunch. If you are interested in connecting with others interested in Chinatown DC, please let us know and continue to show up on 3rd Sundays so others can come here to meet you Any questions, email:, see you on 3rd Sundays! Thanks!

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