Snow

In Fun
Snowfall and accumulation at a local park. (Sunset Park)
Snowfall and accumulation at a local park. (Sunset Park)

It was January of 1985. I along with family had just immigrated to the United States and had barely settled in, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I was waking up one morning and going for a stroll at a local park (Seward Park), watching the snowfall, and it dawned on me that I was in a completely foreign land. Immigrating from the South of China, I had no concept of what snow was. Watching the snowfall and walking on snow became my earliest memory of  the States. For whatever reason as a child I found the snow to be exciting and understood that I had a lot of learning and adjusting to a new everyday life. 

Place(s): Chinatown, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Year: 1985

– Steve Mei

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child