Events

  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019 from 11am – 1pm
    Chinatown, Manhattan is its own destination! Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods through this 90 minute walking tour, which focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community. The tour will take you through time from the neighborhood’s origins as a Native American village, to the Irish Five Points, the Italian immigrants of Little Italy, to present day as one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of New York City. Some highlighted sites include Collect Pond, Five Points, Columbus Park, Funeral Parlor Row, the Church of the Transfiguration, and the oldest street in Chinatown.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Danielle Seid joins us to talk about the iconic Asian American film star Anna May Wong, who, in the 1950s, appeared on numerous television programs such as Adventures in Paradise, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and Mike Hammer. A pioneer in early American television, in 1951, Wong also starred in a series for the Dumont Network called The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, a show sadly missing from TV archives. Danielle will situate Wong’s television stardom within recent studies of and popular interest in Wong’s life and film career. In particular, Danielle will ask what Wong’s late career performances, which were primarily on TV but also included a few minor roles in film, suggest about aging Asian American stardom and Wong’s symbolic importance to the transition from the Chinese exclusion era to 1950s Cold War multiculturalism.  
  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Voices of American Adoptees from China is a series of programs held throughout November 2019 in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month. The series also commemorates the 40th year anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s One-Child Policy. In this installment of the series, join us for a panel discussion with adoptees from China on the decision to search for birth families and what it means to “come home.” Why do some adoptees choose to search and others do not? How can adoptees begin searching, and what is the likelihood of success under the Chinese government’s current scrutiny? What does “home” mean for transracial adoptees, and how does its fluid definition relate to other immigrant groups and the stories of Chinese in America?
  • Fri, Nov 22, 2019 from 10am – 6pm
    Keep your family and community memories for posterity! Sign up for a timeslot where the MOCA Collections team will scan and digitize your most beloved photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller.   为后代留下您对家庭和社区的记忆!注册一个时间段,美国华人博物馆馆藏部将数字化扫描您最喜爱的照片、文件、或者其它二维纪念品,尺寸限制在不超过11"x17"。分享您数字化物品背后的故事,并带走一份数字化的副本,发个朋友圈炫耀一下吧!
  • Fri, Nov 22, 2019 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Are your treasured textiles collecting dust in a damp basement, attic, or closest? Are creases forming in beloved baby clothes, cherished qipao, or handmade family garments? Discover how to pack, store, and handle textiles so they endure the test of time.
  • Fri, Nov 22, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    MOCA hosts free "Music + Mic Nights" at the end of each month. These nights aim to invite the public inside the Museum; watch the lobby transform into a performance space featuring emerging talent from the MOCA community. MOCA’s November Music + Mic Night will be dedicated to adoptee performers.  
  • Sun, Nov 24, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Sun, Dec 1, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Thu, Dec 5, 2019 from 7pm – 8pm
    Come experience the world premiere screening of the visual album PASIÓN. The film will be preceded by a live musical performance by Wendy Law. Starring cellist Wendy Law in collaboration with filmmaker Dilonna Rutherford, PASIÓN features the music of tango, bossa nova and Spanish classical music. Filmed across Greece, Spain, Italy, and New York City, it tells a semi-autobiographical story of love, betrayal, and redemption.
  • Fri, Dec 6, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm
    Join us in collaboration with Teen Resource Center for Holiday Open Mic, an afternoon of FREE music, songs and stand-up comedy from New York kids and teens. Explore the museum and exhibitions for free.  
  • Sat, Dec 7, 2019 from 11am – 1pm
    Chinatown, Manhattan is its own destination! Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods through this 90 minute walking tour, which focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community. The tour will take you through time from the neighborhood’s origins as a Native American village, to the Irish Five Points, the Italian immigrants of Little Italy, to present day as one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of New York City. Some highlighted sites include Collect Pond, Five Points, Columbus Park, Funeral Parlor Row, the Church of the Transfiguration, and the oldest street in Chinatown.
  • Sat, Dec 7, 2019 from 2pm – 5pm
    Why do we collect and save objects? Consider this as you look at objects from our Gathering exhibit that are up to 125 years old!
  • Sun, Dec 8, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Tue, Dec 10, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Mind the Gap is an upcoming exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary that aims to explore the gaps in life we all face. The work on display investigates various perspectives that will inspire viewers to reflect on their own gaps in life. This panel discussion intends to explore the concept of “gaps” through the critical lens of women’s roles and their identities in the context of Chinese contemporary art. Moderated by the curator of Mind the Gap, Wenlu Bao, the discussion invites female art professionals from different roles and jobs to share their ideas, experiences, and stories. Panelists will include the New York based artist Emily Cheng, curator Kathrine Page, and gallerist Echo He. Questions will center on issues such as gender gaps, how New York City reacts to Chinese female artists, how visual art benefits Asian communities, and what kind of art education practices attract Asian artists that help to close or minimize the gaps.
  • Thu, Dec 12, 2019 from 4pm – 4:30pm
    Winter is here, and it's time to snuggle up in our blankets and go to sleep. Join a family of mice and some sleepy bears as we read, sing songs, and make our own snow-globes to celebrate the winter weather!
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019 from 10am – 6pm
    Keep your family and community memories for posterity! Sign up for a timeslot where the MOCA Collections team will scan and digitize your most beloved photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller.   为后代留下您对家庭和社区的记忆!注册一个时间段,美国华人博物馆馆藏部将数字化扫描您最喜爱的照片、文件、或者其它二维纪念品,尺寸限制在不超过11"x17"。分享您数字化物品背后的故事,并带走一份数字化的副本,发个朋友圈炫耀一下吧!
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019 from 2pm – 5pm
    Why do we collect and save objects? Consider this as you look at objects from our Gathering exhibit that are up to 125 years old!
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2019 from 12 noon – 2pm
    Learn Cantonese in just four weeks! Join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese bootcamps by Kim Mui. The four-week course is designed to focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate in Cantonese (and Toisan). Sign-up and start learning Cantonese today.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019 from 4pm – 4:30pm
    Do you want to build a snowman? We'll sing snowman songs and read about winter day activities before making little snowmen of our own!
  • Sat, Jan 4, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Imagine yourself a year later at the end of 2020. Make a 2-D or 3-D self-portrait that represents the “new you”!
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Put a spin on a MOCA tradition! Help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the Museum. Transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display through our annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020 from 10am – 6pm
    Keep your family and community memories for posterity! Sign up for a timeslot where the MOCA Collections team will scan and digitize your most beloved photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller.   为后代留下您对家庭和社区的记忆!注册一个时间段,美国华人博物馆馆藏部将数字化扫描您最喜爱的照片、文件、或者其它二维纪念品,尺寸限制在不超过11"x17"。分享您数字化物品背后的故事,并带走一份数字化的副本,发个朋友圈炫耀一下吧!