Sustaining Chinatown:  A 3-part Summer Preservation Series for the Months of June, July and August, 2016.   Co-sponsored with Historic Hawaii Foundation and Lyon Associates.  Seminars from noon to 1:00 p.m, on the second Wednesday during the months of  May,

​June, and July, 2017.  The sessions are free.

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Hanging Planters:  This beautification project is a partnership between the City, residents, businesses and the CID.  Hanging planters have been installed along one block of Chinatown as a pilot project.  

The Chinatown Restaurant and Business directory is a signature project.  It is a comprehensive directory of all street level businesses within the Chinatown District. Additional information is included showing bus stops, bike racks, restroom and ATM locations. The reverse side features historical and cultural information about the area.  It was first published in 2011, and is on its third update.

Partnering with the Hawaii Heritage Center and

Historic Hawaii Foundation, the CID occasionally offers historical tours of the district visiting rarely seen areas.  These tours are often accompanied by tastings from area eateries.

Safe Sidewalks:  The CID joins the Honolulu Lions when they come through the downtown and Chinatown districts.  Using materials provided by the city, we work to patch and repair uplifts, cracks, and uneven areas.  These efforts prolong the life of the sidewalks and make the area safer for thousands of pedestrians on a daily basis.

Adopt -A-Park:  The CID adopted the Smith Beretania Park in Chinatown in 2010 and we coordinate regular clean ups of the park.  Raking, sweeping, graffiti removal, painting, snacks and drinks are all included!

Last clean up:  2/18/2017