Events

  • Sun, Dec 15, 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, 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 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, 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.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 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, 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”!
  • Thu, Jan 9, 2020 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 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!
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020 from 3pm – 4pm
    Michele will teach English and Mandarin words from her new bilingual book, Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year, where Gordon & Li Li learn about good luck foods, special greetings for a happy and prosperous New Year, and more! A book signing will follow the program.
  • 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!
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Are your 8-tracks, home videos, and cassette tapes obsolete? Do you have a preservation plan for your audiovisual materials? What formats are most sustainable for the future? Explore how to preserve analog media like vinyl records, VHS tapes, and cassettes; learn why it’s important to migrate your material to digital formats; and consider the pros & cons of home transfer vs. vendor transfer with expert Traci Mark from the XFR Collective.
  • Sat, Feb 1, 2020 from 10am – 1pm
    Come on over to MOCA’s Year of the Rat Lunar New Year Family Festival! Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. Buy your tickets for the Morning Session (10am – 1pm) or the Afternoon Session (2 – 5pm)—both sessions will have the same awesome lineup of special guests and fun activities.
  • Sat, Feb 1, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Come on over to MOCA’s Year of the Rat Lunar New Year Family Festival! Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. Buy your tickets for the Morning Session (10am – 1pm) or the Afternoon Session (2 – 5pm)—both sessions will have the same awesome lineup of special guests and fun activities.
  • Sat, Mar 7, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Inspired by vintage photos of old families, buildings, and Chinatowns long gone, illustrate and then “vintage-fy” beloved family memories by aging them with tea and coffee. Showcase them in a personalized scrapbook page filled with your favorite things.  
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Inspired by vintage photos of old families, buildings, and Chinatowns long gone, illustrate and then “vintage-fy” beloved family memories by aging them with tea and coffee. Showcase them in a personalized scrapbook page filled with your favorite things.  
  • Sat, Apr 4, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Qing Ming is a day for remembering the past. Families go to the grave sites of their ancestors and honor them by hosting elaborate picnics. Mold clay people, tea eggs, drum sticks, oranges, almond cookies, and more to create your very own Qing Ming picnic scene. Then celebrate the new beginnings of spring and let your imagination soar as you design a one-of-a-kind kite!  
  • Sat, Apr 18, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    In honor of Earth Day, create a mini world or add to a collaborative community that shows what earth might be like in the future. Think about how a community in the future might reduce pollution, recycle more, or grow food in a more environmentally friendly way! Use recycled materials to build your world.