A large gold double happiness wall hanging with auspicious scrolls behind a table set with red tablecloth and flowers for bride, groom, and wedding party

Chinese Weddings Traditions, Past and Present

Chinese wedding traditions are many and varied, from complex ancient rituals no longer practiced to contemporary customs you might want to incorporate into your own Chinese-inspired wedding.
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Pearl River Mart President Joanne Kwong with husband and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Chen, on her wedding day

Wedding Season Begins! Tying the Knot with Culture and Flair

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means one thing  it’s the start of wedding season!
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Art students with Pearl River Mart President Joanne Kwong in front of store

East Meets West: A Look into Our Worlds

We're proud to announce our partnership with PS 184 Shuang Wen School and Apex for Youth as we collaborate on a student art exhibition to raise awareness about the critical importance of the arts in NYC’s immigrant communities.
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Pearl River Mart President Joanne Kwong in green blouse

NBC News: Historic Pearl River Mart Reopens to Bring 'Cross-Cultural Joy' to NYC

Our president Joanne Kwong spoke to NBC News about the long history of Pearl River, the surprising suspicions it raised, how it broke down barriers, and more.
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10 of the student artists from Shuang Wen

In Their Own Words: Meet the Student Artists behind 'East Meets West: A Look into Our Worlds'

We’re so excited about our latest artists-in-residence — all 28 of them! We had the chance to ask them what they love about art, what inspires them, and how art helps them when they’re feeling bummed.
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Teacher E-Anna Soong with her students on a street in Chinatown

A Talk with E-Anna Soong, the Educator behind 'East Meets West: A Look into Our Worlds'

We spoke with the teacher of the Apex for Youth Art Portfolio program, the pressures some of her students face, and the importance of articulating one’s passion, even beyond one’s art.
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Gift box with noodle items

Our Latest Friendship Box: Oodles of Noodles!

This month we're using our noodles.
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Collage of covers of books by Asian American women writers

10 Books We Love by Asian American Women

All month we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month with inspiring quotes from pioneering Asian American women. Today we look at 10 of our favorite books, from groundbreaking modern classics to literary heavy-hitters to comic romps.
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Several posters of Chinese women in front of map of China and cluttered shelf

Louis Chan, Artist-in-Residence, Explores Home and Belonging

We had the chance to speak with the Lower East Side native about the inspiration behind his photographs, how he decided to become an artist, and the many layers of his work.
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Artist Wiena Lin surrounded by friends in front of her lion head art piece and red lanterns

Wiena Lin Imagines a Lion of the Future

What might a Lunar New Year parade of the future look like? Our latest artist-in-residence shares her vision.
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Chinese candy, lucky cat, red envelopes, stickers, Friendship Box

Welcome to Our Inaugural Friendship Box!

Our inaugural Friendship Box is here! Find out about all the lucky Lunar New Year goodies that are in store for you.
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Participating artists from the Chinatown Art Brigade

Resilience/Resistance: Chinatown Art Brigade

This exhibit from our latest artists-in-residence puts a more diverse human face on gentrification by celebrating resilience and resistance, and by giving local residents a way to tell their own stories of displacement.
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