The W.O.W. Project
From Chinatown, With Love

January 27, 2024

Abrons Arts Center and The W.O.W. Project celebrates the Year of the Wood Dragon for From Chinatown, With Love, a lunar new year calendar that honors Manhattan’s Chinatown and its beloved small businesses. For its fifth edition, the calendar features 12 businesses that are within a 2 block radius of the Manhattan Detention Center construction site.

Beginning on January 27 and while supplies last, patrons who spend $35 or more at participating businesses will be gifted a calendar.

Image by Marion Aguas

Participating Businesses

About The W.O.W. Project

The W.O.W. Project is a women, non-binary, queer, trans-led, community-based initiative that works to sustain ownership over Chinatown Manhattan’s future by growing, protecting and preserving Chinatown’s creative culture through arts and activism. The W.O.W. Project envisions a future of Chinatown that centers young women and nonbinary youth in building intergenerational bridges of understanding, collective empowerment, and solidarity across Asian American communities and beyond. Their programs include artist residencies, youth programs and internships, public artworks and events, and mutual aid.

About the Project

A collaboration between Abrons Arts Center and Wing on Wo’s The W.O.W. Project, From Chinatown, With Love honors and supports Chinatown businesses at the start of each Lunar New Year. Each business engages in a creative project led by Abrons and W.O.W.’s cohort of social practice artists.

About Midnight Project

Midnight Project is a design studio focusing on brand identity design, exhibition design, and print collection. It was founded by Weiyun Chen & Supatida Sutiratana. We bring our cultural background into our design principle which makes us have diverse interactions with design thinking. It allows us to design more inclusive experiences that reach broader audiences.