Events

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Matthew Polly joins us to talk about his new book Bruce Lee - A Life. Hailed by critics as the most authoritative biography, featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs, of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon
  • Sat, Oct 20, 2018 from 1pm – 2:30pm
    Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! This walking tour focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community from its origins as a Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City.
  • Sat, Oct 20, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    Lost your fidget spinner? Sick of slime? Customize your own glitter jar with your choice of colors and objects. As the glitter swirls and settles, cultivate your own sense of calm in your home or classroom.  
  • Thu, Oct 25, 2018 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Come to the Museum of Chinese America for stories, songs, crafts, and more!
  • Thu, Oct 25, 2018 from 4:30pm – 6pm
    Join curators Herb Tam and Andrew Rebatta for an introduction to MOCA's two new exhibitions: Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age and Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick. After the tour, chat with MOCA education staff over snacks and beverages about school programs at the museum and in your classroom.   Free and open to all NYC educators.
  • Thu, Oct 25, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join us for a exerpt reading of  “The Chinese Lady” and Q&A with the writer and creatives.
  • Fri, Oct 26, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm
    Join us for an evening of FREE music, songs, and stand-up comedy, as we transform our museum lobby into a stage for emerging talent from the community. Explore the museum and exhibitions for free. Advance registration is required.
  • Sat, Oct 27, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm
    Explore stories of the neighborhood through this multiregional tasting tour of Chinatown.
  • Thu, Nov 1, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Photographer Ka-Man Tse joins us for the New York premier and book launch of her new book narrow distances, photographs she made between 2004-2018. In Conversation with Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA.
  • Sat, Nov 3, 2018 from 1pm – 2:30pm
    Through present-day and historical food-related sites, this themed walking tour will trace the evolution of Chinese American eateries and food ways in Chinatown.
  • Sat, Nov 3, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    See how Chinese language messages were translated into Morse code in our Radical Machines exhibit, then make your own translations with a secret decoder ring! Learn how to encode letters and words to transmit news—but only to those you trust the most!
  • Sat, Nov 3, 2018 from 2pm – 3pm
    Join author Michele Wong McSween for a meet & greet at MOCA! Michele will teach English and Mandarin words from this charming bilingual book. Afterwards, participants will have a chance to design their own Gordon or Li Li puppets to read along with them. A book signing will follow the program. Best for children ages 3-5. Older and younger siblings welcome!
  • Tue, Nov 6, 2018 from 9:30am – 1pm
    Spend the morning touring two of MOCA’s exhibits, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America and Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick, and exploring techniques and activities to bring object-based inquiry into your classroom.
  • Thu, Nov 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    A panel discussion with Georgia Freedman, author of Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province and Simone Tong, chef of Little Tong Noodle Shops, moderated by Kian Lam Kho, author of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees.  
  • Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1pm – 2:30pm
    Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! This walking tour focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community from its origins as a Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City.
  • Tue, Nov 13, 2018 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!
  • Tue, Nov 13, 2018 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
    During the first session, the collections team will introduce you to archival materials that can be used to increase the longevity of your family artifacts. They will also explain why these materials are important, how to use them (with examples from the archives), and where to purchase them.
  • Sat, Nov 17, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    See how Chinese language messages were translated into Morse code in our Radical Machines exhibit, then make your own translations with a secret decoder ring! Learn how to encode letters and words to transmit news—but only to those you trust the most!
  • Thu, Nov 29, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Photographer Cindy Trinh joins us to present her photo essay through slides portraying Asian Americans working in low-wage service jobs. A Q&A to follow slide show presentation.
  • Sat, Dec 1, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    Our favorite places can say a lot about us! Design a one-of-a-kind mosaic inspired by your favorite indoor spaces in Chinatown– your house, your school, your local dim sum restaurant, or any other place that's special to you.
  • Mon, Dec 10, 2018 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!
  • Thu, Dec 13, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Photographer Bud Glick joins us to present his photos and discuss his current exhibition at MOCA, Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s.
  • Sat, Dec 15, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    Our favorite places can say a lot about us! Design a one-of-a-kind mosaic inspired by your favorite indoor spaces in Chinatown– your house, your school, your local dim sum restaurant, or any other place that's special to you.
  • Sat, Jan 5, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Before the printing press, books were made using block printing, a technique invented during the Tang Dynasty. Experiment with block printing, stamping, and other printing methods to create your own personalized stamp. Use this stamp to sign your future works of art!
  • Fri, Jan 11, 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, Jan 19, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Before the printing press, books were made using block printing, a technique invented during the Tang Dynasty. Experiment with block printing, stamping, and other printing methods to create your own personalized stamp. Use this stamp to sign your future works of art!
  • Sat, Feb 2, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    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!
  • Sat, Mar 2, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    How do you create a typewriter for a language with no alphabet? Look to Radical Machines for inspiring answers to this question. As you learn about the product design process, come up with your own linguistic invention made of cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and more. Display your one-of-a-kind invention side by side with others!
  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    How do you create a typewriter for a language with no alphabet? Look to Radical Machines for inspiring answers to this question. As you learn about the product design process, come up with your own linguistic invention made of cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and more. Display your one-of-a-kind invention side by side with others!