Press Release (11/10/10): Museum of Chinese in America Presents YPX 2010

Celebrating Culture, Creativity, & Couture

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Event Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7pm
Event Location: Arena, 135 W 41st Street, New York, NY
 

October 27th, 2010, New York, NY – On November 10th, 2010, The Museum Of Chinese in America (MOCA), along with Lucy Liu and David Henry Hwang, present YPX 2010: the inaugural Young Professionals Expo, a celebration of culture, creativity, and couture.
 

The evening will honor boundary-pushing, contemporary Chinese American artists, including actress Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face, Made In Taiwan), actor Archie Kao (CSI), chef Chris Cheung (Nobu, Monkey Bar, Lair), and musicians Dana Leong (the heralded “hi-def Yo-Yo Ma”) and Dave Liang (The Shanghai Restoration Project).

 

YPX 2010 blends the festive and the sophisticated to present an interactive gala. Emerging Asian American trendsetters – including jewelry and fashion designers, photographers, and chefs – will showcase craft for attendees to peruse and purchase. Breakthrough musicians will also perform during a center stage program, while attendees enjoy drinks and light fare dining from top New York Chinese restaurants.

 

“YPX is the embodiment of our Young Professionals' (YPs) dynamic energy – an exciting signature event that celebrates the cutting edge of Asian American culture,” said S. Alice Mong, MOCA Director. “It contextualizes this rich culture within the proud 160-year history of the Chinese in America, and highlights the growing impact of Chinese and Asian Americans in the creative arena. It has been MOCA’s pleasure to provide a space for YPs to come together, flex their imaginations and express their perspectives, while informing us of the pulse of this generation.”
 

Hosted at Arena in midtown New York City, the evening begins at 7PM and lasts until 11PM. Tickets and information are available online at www.yp.mocanyc.org.
 

About 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, 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 our country. The Museum’s original location (which will continue to be used for archives and collections) 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.
 

About MOCA Young Professionals Program (YP)
The MOCA Young Professionals (YP) Program's goal is to develop the present and next generation of professional leaders and provide a dynamic forum of cultural, social, and education programs for members, while preserving and appreciating the contributions of past generations of Chinese in America.

Museum hours:
Monday: 11am-5pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
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 (w/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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Contact:
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Press / Media for YPX 2010
Gerald Lam
glam@mocanyc.org