Press Release (11/10/10): Museum of Chinese in America Celebrates 31st Anniversary, Recent Successes, and Luminaries

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: YUE MA
EMAIL: yma@mocanyc.org
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 6:30PM
CIPRIANI WALL STREET, NEW YORK CITY
 
MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA CELEBRATES 31st ANNIVERSARY, RECENT SUCCESSES, AND LUMINARIES.
 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
MAURICE R. GREENBERG
Chairman, The Starr Foundation

 
LEGACY AWARD
The Chao Family, HSBC Bank USA, Anita Lo, Bill and Judith Davidson Moyers, Ben Wang, Major General John L. Fugh (Posthumous Award).

 
NOVEMBER 10, 2010 New York, NY- MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA (MOCA) will honor seven leaders who have made positive contributions to the Chinese American community. On Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:30pm, MOCA will honor these leaders at its 31st Anniversary Celebration at Cipriani Wall Street located at 55 Wall Street in New York City.
 
Celebrating the first anniversary in its new home at 215 Centre Street designed by renowned artist and architect MAYA LIN, MOCA has welcomed more than 30,000 visitors from all over the world.
 
The Museum’s rapid expansion is signified by the growth in its membership base to over 1,000 members, doubling the number of public programs offered and reaching greater levels of visibility. One of the most significant signs of the Museum’s growth is the culmination of its ambitious $15 million Expansion Campaign – a distinguished record for MOCA.
 
Among the evenings honorees, for lifetime achievement MAURICE R. GREENBERG, Chairman of The Starr Foundation. Incoming Board Co-Chairs MAYA LIN and MEI MEI TUAN will be among the award presenters. Tony Award-winning playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG will present songs from the upcoming musical Great Wall performed by musician KEVIN SO and actor CHRISTOPHER YEE. Journalist CONNIE CHUNG and Tony Award-winning actor B.D. WONG will host the evening’s festivities.
 
Full list of Legacy Awardees:
 
THE CHAO FAMILY: DR. JAMES S.C. CHAO, Chairman, Foremost Group; THE HONORABLE ELAINE L. CHAO, former US Secretary of Labor; In memory of MRS. RUTH MULAN CHU CHAO
 
• The HSBC BANK USA and its regional President, ASHLEY PARKER
 
• Celebrity Chef ANITA LO, Annisa Restaurant
 
BILL AND JUDITH DAVIDSON MOYERS, Emmy Award-winning Journalists, Becoming American: The Chinese American Experience
 
BEN WANG, Sr., Lecturer in Language & Humanities, China Institute in America
 
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN L. FUGH (Posthumous Award)
 
About Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is the leading national museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States. From its Maya Lin-designed home on the border of Chinatown and SoHo in New York City at 215 Centre Street, MOCA collects and displays historical and cultural artifacts, and organizes traveling exhibitions, classes, discussions, and events that explore all aspects of the Chinese American experience in the United States. MOCA began as a community-based organization founded in 1980 by Chinese American artists, historians and students who felt that the memories of first-generation “old-timers” in Chinatown would be lost without oral history, photo documentation, research, and collecting efforts. Now a resource for historians and community members alike, the Museum has evolved into a national keeper of cultural information and an influential voice in the ongoing history of Chinese and Chinese American culture across the country. The Museum’s original location at 70 Mulberry Street, currently the Collections and Research Center, is in the heart of Chinatown on the second floor of the historic, century-old school building that was once Public School 23. For more information, visit www.mocanyc.org.
 
Hours:
Monday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except for prescheduled group tours and special programs.
 
Admission:
General Admission: $7
Seniors (65+ with ID) and
Students (w/school ID): $4
Children under 12 in groups less than 8: Free MOCA Members: Free Target Free Thursdays: Free gallery admission every Thursday through the generosity of Target
 
MOCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization supported by its members, individual donors, and by public and private funds.


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