Sidecar Adventure to Zhou Zhuang Water Town
IN 1957, CHINA began producing their own sidecar motorbikes for the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army), and continued to use them for 45 years. CJ Sidecars, www. cjsidecar.com will be our host on this tour as we journey into the countryside through farms and lakes, to the ancient site of Zhou Zhuang Water Town. This ancient town has a more than 900 years old history with many buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, ancient bridges, stone houses, temples, beautiful gardens, and well-preserved wood carvings.
NOTE: Each sidecar will have an experienced motorbike driver. Each motorbike can then seat 1-2 passengers, 1 sitting in the sidecar attached to the motorbike, and 1 sitting on the motorbike directly behind the driver. When making our reservation please choose the seating arrangements that will be most comfortable for your family.
|Date:||Sunday, June 2|
|Time:||8:30am registration, trip 9am to approximately 6pm|
|Meet:||1096-1098 Hami Lu, near Kele Lu, Changning District
|Cost:||RMB 1260 for each motorbike rental
(includes one passenger, driver, helmet, gas)
RMB 200 for 2nd passenger on SAME motorbike.
Not included: water town entrance fee, food.
*In your RSVP, please include the number of motorbikes and number of people. Please bring own water, snacks, lunch or money for lunch, and camera.
Please email email@example.com by Monday, May 27. Under subject type: "Sidecar" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after May 27. SEA coordinator is Marina Whelan, mobile 138-1627-5460.
CREATIVE WALK Capturing Shanghai's Contrasts - FROM THE VERY OLD TO THE VERY NEW
Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai's Jewish history expert, Dvir Bar-Gal, this three to four hour guided walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your video or still camera to capture the familiar Shanghai scene in artistic and professional style. With its fascinating streets sights, the tour will suit anyone, with or without camera.
We will walk off the beaten path in the Old City. Starting at the Old City's east gate area,we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets, going through an invisible time tunnel to XinTianDi. Bar-Gal will offer photography tips, share his experience and suggest creative ways to look at the ever changing city. Join us to enjoy places and sights will soon be gone.
Comfortable walking shoes,water and a snack are a must.
|Date:||Monday, June 03|
|Time:||1:15pm registration, tour 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm|
|Meet:||Corner of Dong Men Lu and Zong Hua Lu
(Zhong Hua Lu #15)
* In case of rain, we may need to reschedule the tour.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 31. Under subject type: "Capturing Shanghai" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after May 31. The SEA Coordinator for this event is Conny Wladimiroff, mobile: 139-1609-7501.
SEA Newcomers' Reception
NEw TO SHANGHAI? New to SEA? Interested in SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee meeting to learn more about SEA and make new friends.
To join SEA please bring your passport (or copy) and rmb 200 membership fee (effective until August 31, 2013). The application form may be downloaded at www.seashanghai.org/membership.html or forms will be available at the coffee.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 4|
|Time:||10am to 11:30am|
|Cost:||Order from menu|
|Meet:||Costa Coffee, Xintiandi Style
L117, 245 Madang Lu
Costa Coffee is located within Xintiandi Style
which is a shopping complex, located on level 1,
from outdoors it is at the corner of Fuxing Lu and
Metro: Line 10, Xintiandi Xtation, exit 1, take
escalator up one level to L1.
RSVP by June 3 to Sally Bilski, email@example.com, mobile: 1381-627-1803.
Shanghai Bike Tour
ExPERIENCE THE HISTORy and diversity of Shanghai by bike touring the city’s former French Concession, traditional Nongtang communities and modern Pudong on an adventurous and informative day.
Your experience begins by meeting local (English speaking) guide, Bato, at the west end of the former French Concession. You’ll cycle throughout the former French Concession, where the tree-lined streets are filled with sleepy yet stunning architecture. Witness the history and culture of old Shanghai, and get a glimpse into the lives of the local people. The diversity of the city will be evident once the ferry lands in Pudong, where you’ll cycle amongst Shanghai’s modern future and around the Lujiazui central green space. After a short ferry ride, you will return to the starting point.
|Date:||Wednesday, June 5|
|Time:||8:45am registration; tour from 9am to 1pm|
|Meet:||Hengshan Road Metro Station on Line 1, Exit 1
|Cost:||RMB 180 (includes a quality bike, helmet, ferry passes, a drink and light snacks)|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 3. Under subject type: "Shanghai Bike Tour" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 3. SEA Coordinator is Sheryl Strbjak, mobile: 136-7191-2902.
Suzhou Creek Boat Tour & Luncheon
In honour of Shanghai Historical Heritage Memorial Day, the SEA would like to introduce you to two very special districts - Chang Ling and Putuo - beside the Suzhou Creek. During a special tailor-made boat tour, guided by the Academy of History at the Social Sciences Institute for Shanghai History, we will delve deep into the history of some important Suzhou Creek heritage sites like the Fireworks Museum, East China University of Political Science and Law, the Shanghai Mint and the Shanghai Water Conservancy System.
In order to keep you fully delighted with our events, we have had to make one small change. The lunch following the boat journey will no longer be at the Marina Club. For the best dining experience, we have moved the lunch to URBN Hotel after the boat trip. Listed below is our new agenda:
9:30am-9:45am registration at the Suzhou Creek Boat VIP Clubhouse located at Dock Dan Ba, Guang Fu Xi Lu No. 2690, near Dan Ba Lu
10:00am-10:30am Welcome speech and introduction of the historical Suzhou Creek tour
10:30am-10:50am Bus ride to the Firework Museum nearly (approx. 5 minutes) to explore the first historical Suzhou Creek site
10:50am-11:00am Arrive at Dan Ba boat company for boarding
11:00am-12:00pm Suzhou Creek boat tour
12:00pm-12:30pm Dock at Chang Hua Lu to visit the last historical site then take a bus ride to the restaurant
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch at URBN Hotel
Please note if you have a driver that will pick you up after the event, please instruct him to meet you at URBN Hotel located at 183 Jiaozhou Lu 市胶州路183 号 (近北京西路). We will not have transport back to the starting point of Suzhou Creek VIP Clubhouse.
For you dining pleasure, we will be offering a variety of choices for us to share:
Warm Breads and Olive Oil
Dips and Bits of Hummus, artichoke dip, roasted, pickled and fresh vegetables served with bread
Falafel with garlic yogurt, cracked wheat and parsley salad
Roasted pumpkin, quinoa, kale and roasted almonds with pumpkin seed oil vinaigrette
Roasted chicken with lemon roasted potatoes and side salad
Eggplant, rich tomato and mozzarella lasagna
Riso pasta with home made meatballs and pecorino
Code fish tacos with jalapeno tomato salsa
Dessert (choice of):
Apple pie and vanilla ice cream
Chocolate and hazelnut brownies with vanilla ice cream
A selection of fresh fruit
|Date:||Thursday, 6 June 2013|
|Time:||(see details above)|
|Meet:||Dock Dan Ba, Guang Fu Xi Lu No. 2690, near Dan Ba Lu 巴路码头：光复西路2690号靠近丹巴路|
|Dress Code:||Casual, no high heels|
Please email email@example.com by Friday, May 31. Under subject type: "Boat Lunch" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after May 31. The SEA Coordinators for this event are Luci Fairbrother, mobile: 136 -6156-1491 and Jade Holl-Trieu, mobile: 138-1611-3848.
Stress Management Workshop
dO yOU wONdER ABOUT STRESS and what you can do about it? Come learn practical, proven strategies about how to manage stress. The workshop will mix theory with interactive exercises in a fun and relaxed environment.
Two coaches join forces to share their knowledge about stress, its influence on our lives and what we can do about it. Ans Hooft is a Life Coach and Stress Counsellor from the Netherlands. She also works as a Cross Cultural Trainer for the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam and as a volunteer at Lifeline. Mascha Soonius is a communications trainer and Certified Master Coach from the Netherlands. She previously worked as a lecturer, trainer and coach at the University of Amsterdam at the Institute for Media Information and Communication.
|Date:||Friday, June 7|
seminar 9:30am to 12:30pm
|Venue:||Melange Oasis, Jia Shan Market,
Shaanxi Nan Lu, Lane 550, Nr. 37 – Building D
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5. Under subject type: "Stress" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after Wednesday, June 5. SEA Coordinator is Marina Whelan, mobile: 138-1627-5460.
Art Deco in Shanghai - Walking Tour with Spencer Dodington
Art Deco, as a style, has become an iconic symbol of the famed Jazz Age. It stormed the world as a dynamic phenomenon, wiping away the historical and traditional European designs that had dominated city skylines beforehand. It logically follows that Shanghai, the Asian city most known for the decadence and excesses of the pre-1950s, should be host to the best Art Deco buildings in the region. On this walk we will explore the different phases of Shanghai's Art Deco development, discussing the flamboyant and progressive minds who sought to leave their marks on this city's urban landscape. Additional information will be given for visiting other Art Deco buildings in the city, and purchasing Art Deco furniture and accessories for your personal collections.
|Date:||Saturday, June 8|
|Time:||10am registration, tour from 10:15am to noon|
|Meet:||Corner of Nanjing Dong Lu and the Bund, in front of
the Citibank sign and entrance
Please email email@example.com by Thursday, June 6. Under subject type: "Art Deco" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 6. SEA Coordinator is Muriel Moreau-Wuillot, mobile : 185-0212-5370.
June Coffee - Annual General Meeting
|Date:||Monday, June 10
|Time:||10am to 12pm|
|Venue:|| JC Mandarin Hotel
Ballroom, 1225 Nanjing Xi Lu
Tel: 6279-1888上海市南京西路 1225 号 (锦沧文华大酒店)
|Cost:||RMB 50 (2012/2013) members
Please bring your membership card.
RMB 100 non-members
Reservations not required.
We hope you will join us for the Annual General Meeting which will be held during the June coffee morning at 11:30am. During this meeting we will summarize the past years activities and elect the Board Members for our upcoming membership year.
Keep in touch,
enjoy brunch snacks
and shop, shop, shop!
Wine Tasting at Pistacchio
PISTACCHIO IS the exciting new place to dine in Ferguson Lane, a buzzing neighborhood restaurant and bar with a cozy New York style vibe in an already popular area!
During our event we will be tasting five wines, paired with delicious canapés. You will learn about the grape varieties, characteristics of each wine and which foods will compliment them. It will be a relaxed evening in the elegant surroundings of their private room. Pistacchio is offering a special 20% discount for SEA members for dinner after the tasting event, should you wish to stay on or invite friends to join you.
The wines will include selections from Italy, France, and Chile. The foods will be mixed savory and sweet.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 11|
|Time:||5:45pm registration, 6pm to 8pm tasting|
|Venue:||Pistacchio, Ground Floor (next to Farine)
378 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui District
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, June 8. Under subject type: "Pistacchio" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 8. SEA Coordinator is Luci Fairbrother, mobile : 136-6156-1491.
Jing'an Temple and the Shanghai
A Walk With Spencer Dodington
THESE TwO well-known structures represent vastly different types of foreign influence upon the city of Shanghai. Today's Jing'an Temple structure is new, however, there has been Buddhist religious activity in the area for almost 1,000 years. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre represents a fleeting honeymoon period, just after 1949, when China and the Soviet Union were close allies. In this new SEA walk, we will explore both sites (and the areas between them) and reflect upon the lifestyles and different uses of both building compounds.
|Date:||Wednesday, June 12|
tour begins at 10:15am
|Meet:||Jing’an Temple main entrance
Please email seaspecialevents@yahoo. com by Monday, June 10. Under subject type: "Jing'an Temple" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 10. SEA Coordinator is Muriel Moreau-Wuillot, mobile : 185-0212-5370.
Trio of Seafood Cooking Class
ANdES PREmIUm CATCH is the first retail store of one of the world's leading seafood companies with direct access to a large selection of chilled, frozen, and ready to eat seafood products, all additive free. All seafood products are sourced directly from pristine oceans around the globe, harvested from sustainable fishing grounds and prepared according to the highest international food safety standards.
Please join us for a seafood cooking demonstration. We will learn how to make a Trio Seafood Starter of King Crab, Shrimp and Scallop, and a main dish of Miso Black Cod with Seasonal Vegetables. After the class, you will enjoy lunch including a Chrysanthemum Jelly with Wolfberries and Fruit dessert along with free flow wine. In addition, Andes Premium Catch will offer a 10% discount on all seafood products for attendees (not to be combined with other promotions and discounts).
|Date:||Thursday, June 13|
|Time:||11:15am registration; 11:30am to 1:30pm|
|Venue:||Andes Premium Catch
3187 Hongmei Lu, 6/ B (near Hong Song Lu)
Please email email@example.com by Monday, June 10. Under subject type: "Seafood Class" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 10. SEA coordinator is Donna Keil, mobile: 182-2114-5870.
Shanghai Stories - CANCELLED
CONTINUING OUR NEw EVENT SERIES, we have invited Dr. Xue Li Yong to speak to us. Born in 1942 in Shanghai, he studied History at Fudan University (today Shanghai College of Liberal Arts) 20 years later. After receiving his Bachelor Degree, he started his first work in Shanghai history research at the Shanghai Museum while simultaneously appointed as the VP of the Food Culture Association. During a delightful breakfast, Dr. Xue will share his huge collection of books such as Shanghai Old Streets, Shanghai Slang, Shanghai Old Schools, Shanghai Bund and French Quarter History. If you are interested in hearing about past Shanghai, this is an excellent opportunity to speak with someone who has written so many stories about the city.
|Date:||Friday, June 14|
breakfast and talk 10:15am to 12pm
|Venue:||Blue Lotus Top Space Lounge, 4th Floor,
349 Jiangxi Zhong Lu near Tianjing Lu
|Cost:||RMB 200 (includes light breakfast)|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 11. Under subject type: "Stories" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 11. SEA Coordinator is Jade Holl-Trieu, mobile: 138-1611-3848.
Evening Cocktails at L'Alcove
L'ALCOVE IS an elegant and charming French bistro with a romantic French-themed bar that offers style and comfort in the middle of the city. As its name suggests, L'Alcove is a corner where you feel at home making the atmosphere amenable to lingering and sampling, so please share this evening with us. All the wines are from France and produced by small owners and growers. Tonight, choose from a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or, if you prefer, draft Carlsberg beer, along with a mini-buffet of quiche, pizza, shrimp and mushroom bruschetta, vegetarian bruschetta and smoked salmon toast.
|Date:||Saturday, June 15|
|Time:||6pm to 8pm|
390 Panyu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu)
|Cost:||RMB 160 (includes two glasses of wine or beer)|
Please email email@example.com by Monday, June 10. Under subject type: "L'Alcove" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 10. The SEA coordinator is Donna Keil, mobile: 182-2114-5870.
From Beginning to End, Peter Hibbard's Parting Walk on the 'Wild Side'
Beginning at the Peace Hotel which inspired Peter when he first visited Shanghai in 1986 and ending at the Astor House Hotel where he stayed on that occasion, he will take us on an historical journey through the back streets of the Bund and an area in Hongkou that found fame as the Wild West of the Orient in 1850s and as 'Little Tokyo,' in the 1920s. Whether West or East the area was one of the most exciting districts in the city offering a rich cocktail of life's pleasures. Find out more on this walk through the highlights and lowlights of its history.
Hibbard’s enchantment with the former Cathay Hotel never faded over the years and he was the official historian for architect’s Hirsch Bedner Associates during the recent renovation.
You are welcome to buy and sign copies of his latest book, Peace at the Cathay, at special SEA price of RMB 350.
|Date:||Sunday, June 16|
|Time:||9:35 am registration, walk 10 am -1 pm|
|Meet:||Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, 20 Nanjing Rd. East, at the Bund side entrance (locked one)|
|End:||Astor House, 15 Huangpu Road, The Bund & North Bund|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday June 13. Under subject type: "Bund walk" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancelation policy applies after June 13. SEA Coordinator is Sheryl Strbjak, mobile: 136-7191-2902
Eternally Andy Warhol
This traveling exhibition is the largest retrospective from the US to make its rounds in Asia. We instantly recognize the colorful images associated with the name of Warhol, but only a few can fully comprehend why his prints of Cambell's soup cans are considered "works of art." To help us navigate the immense field of modern art and the prodigious output of Andy Warhol, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will guide us in an insightful lecture and tour that promises to be enlightening and enjoyable as we come to better understand Warhol and his art. For those wishing to stay back for lunch with Julie Chun, please confirm "staying for lunch" at Yun's in their email booking. Lunch is at member's own expense.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 18|
|Time:||10am to 12pm|
|Meet:||Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
Take metro line 4 or 8 to Xizang Nan
Lu Station. Leave by exit No. 2 on Zhongshan Nan Lu, and walk along Zhongshan Nan Lu and Nanchezhan Lu, until you reach Power Station of Art at 200 Huayuangang Lu.
Please email email@example.com by Saturday, June 15. Under subject type: "Andy Warhol " and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 15. SEA Coordinator is Gayatri Aditya, mobile: 136-4170 -2997.
Soong Family and Chuansha
CHUANSHA TOwN has a history of more than 400 years and is known as the "culture root" at the Pudong side of Shanghai. The newly opened Neishidi Residence is former home of the Soong family. Historic records show that Soong Ching-ling, Soo Tzu-wen and Soong Mei-ling were born Chuansha after their father returned f missionary work in 1890. It was also the former residence of scores of renowned Chinese figures. Nanshi Street is filled with time-honored shops selling local folk crafts and antiques. At the end of this tour, we will also visit the Soong Qingling Mausoleum and the Soong Family's cemetery.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 18|
|Time:||9am registration and departure|
|Meet:||Baker & Spice at Shanghai Center, Nanjing Xi Lu 1376
(near Xikang Lu, Metro Line 2
Nanjing Xi Lu Station)
Please email by June 11 firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject "Soong" and please include your name, SEA membership number and mobile number. Reservations will be confirmed by email. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 11. SEA Coordinator is Lone Bjerregaard, mobile: 136-8199- 8204, Margrethe Laursen mobile: 136-6182-1319 and Elisabet Ljungsted mobile: 186-1673-1426.