2018 MOCA Legacy Awards Gala

                             MOCA THANKS YOU!

Dear MOCA Friends,



What a night! Over 380 guests braved a storm that actually challenged the ‘city that never sleeps’ but gave the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) more fervor to celebrate its 38th anniversary and its honorees: the Legacy of General Wen Ying Hsing, Thomas C. Ahn, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Nancy C. Lee, JP. Singing her iconic Coldplay cover song “Yellow” for Crazy Rich Asians, Katherine Ho, MOCA’s breakout artist of the year, closed a stunning evening of celebration. It was a spectacular and inspirational evening!



Thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday to celebrate, toast, dance the night away at the 2018 MOCA Legacy Awards Gala. Your presence and support brought in over $1.2 MM in gifts and pledges allowing the Museum to inspire and encourage generations as we work together to redefine the American narrative, capture oral histories, celebrate immigrant stories, and educate young people on often missing content from the making of America. We are moved by our honorees' journeys. Experience their stories by watching the videos below or view photos of the Gala here.



Among MOCA’s announcements on Gala evening, the Museum is excited to launch MOCA Fest — a two-month calendar of programs, walking tours, family festival, talks, and much more in celebration of the Lunar New Year 2019. Don’t miss the Soft Launch of the new MOCA Shop curated by Pearl River Mart on January 30, 2019! MOCA and Pearl River Mart are excited to enter into this dynamic new partnership.



There is so much more to look forward to as MOCA brings in the Lunar New Year with a Lunar Soirée at the famed Rice & Gold, 50 Bowery Hotel on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Visit www.mocanyc.org/LNY for more information!



If you have not yet participated, please make a contribution in honor of our Gala honorees.



With gratitude this season and always,

Gala Co-Chairs: Mary HL Chen, Michelle Koo Hayashi, Maya Lin, and Patricia Pei Tang
Nancy Yao Maasbach, President, and the MOCA team