Seen & Heard: Taste of the Seaport returns

Taste of the Seaport, which benefits Peck Slip and Spruce Street schools and is sponsored by Howard Hughes, returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 3p on Piers 16 and 17. For the first time, the event will have a demonstration stage with presentations from Keste and The Cauldron among others. There will be a KidsZone and a pier bar will serve all day. Tickets are available now for $45 for five tastes. For more information:

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Take Care Series will take place this Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Arts Center at Governors Island. Between 12 and 5pm visitors can experience Open Studios with Arts Center artists-in-residence, participate in workshops with sister duo Amy and Jennifer Khoshbin from the arts collective House of Trees and enjoy live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

There is also an installation by artist Muna Malik called Blessing of the Boats, where the audience is invited to create an origami boat at The Arts Center onto which they can write their answer and then place it within the larger sculpture. Over a five-month season, till Oct. 31, the work will both literally and figuratively hold the collective hopes and intentions of The Arts Center’s audience. You can bring your own boats from home with the help of the instructions below, or to make them on site.

The Museum of Chinese in America has extended its show “Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism” through March 27, 2022. A monumental Timeline of Anti-Asian Racism in America lines the perimeter walls with historic lowlights in the treatment of Asians and Asian Americans. Hand-painted and inscribed by MOCA team and community members, the timeline details events related to American imperialism in Asia, early race riots that uprooted established immigrant communities, discriminatory laws and policies that reinforced Asian American marginalization, intimidation campaigns during the communist Red Scare, and Islamophobia after 9/11, among other injustices. Artist Homer Shew brings these events to life with newly commissioned murals that reflect the strength of our communities throughout this long history. See more info here.

Jungsik, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant on Hudson, recently made its chef Suyoung Park head of New York operations. Park trained under Chef Jung Sik Yim for four years as sous chef at Jungsik Seoul before arriving in New York in 2019, where she helmed the kitchen in Tribeca as executive chef for two years. Replacing her in the Tribeca kitchen is Daeik Kim, who has been sous chef there since 2018 and previously attended the Korean Culinary Arts School before moving to the United States where he continued his culinary education at the Culinary Institute of America.