Events

  • Tue, Mar 26, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Come face to face with three young theatre artists who hail from China and are making a name for themselves in the New York theater community. Explore different career paths in professional theater aside from acting, learn about what inspire them as theatre makers, and what they are working on next
  • Thu, Mar 28, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • Thu, Mar 28, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands of Chinese immigrants. Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited this violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. Ultimately, Lew-Williams argues, Chinese expulsion and exclusion produced the concept of the “alien” in modern America.
  • Fri, Mar 29, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Meet the creators of the solo-woman play Rushi: Three Reincarnations of a Chinese Woman. Producer/Director Giorgia Testa and Writer/Actor Yanzi Ding joins us to perform an excerpt from the play; Q&A session will immediately follow. A special ticket discount code will be provided to all attendees for the performances at The Playroom Theatre.
  • Thu, Apr 4, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join author Derek Sandhaus for a discussion on Chinese spirits and how, for more than nine thousand years, alcohol has shaped and been shaped by Chinese culture. What was baijiu's connection to early Chinese immigrants to the United States, and why the drink has been largely absent from American Chinese restaurants until recent years? With guided baijiu tasting and a book signing of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits following the talk.
  • Sat, Apr 6, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    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 by making pinwheels and other seasonal paper crafts!
  • Sat, Apr 6, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    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 by making pinwheels and other seasonal paper crafts!
  • Tue, Apr 9, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Kenneth Eng joins us to talk about his films and exploration of identity as he defied his parents wishes of being a lawyer/doctor to pursue a career in art. Ken will take us on his personal journey of film making on a limited budget as well as his continuing struggle to balance non-profit vs profit as a self-sustaining artist.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    In partnership with Young China Watchers, journalist Scott Tong joins us to share his extended family’s incredible story of remaining in China after his parents fled the communists six decades prior. By uncovering the stories of his family’s history, Tong discovered a new way to understand the defining moments of modern China and its long, interrupted quest to go global.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 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!
  • Thu, Apr 18, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join us as professor Danielle Seid introduces and provide crucial context surrounding the "orphan" documentary film Forever Chinatown (1960) produced and directed by her grandparents. She will also share exciting discoveries uncovered in her research on the film such as the film's surprising intersections with Hollywood and the Hong Kong New Wave. The presentation will include short film clips containing rare footage of NYC's Chinatown and Chinese American life at mid-century.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Embrace Earth Day with this fun and eco-friendly workshop! Create DIY seed balls--a fun and easy tool for replanting native flora that protects seeds from the elements as they start to grow. You'll also use recycled materials to create your own fun, colorful butterflies! 
  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join us as we introduce a new series at MOCA focusing on the landscape, history and stories behind Asia’s most delicious foods with panel discussions moderated by Kian Lam Kho. Our first talk traces the journey of chili pepper, with Diana Kuan and Matt Gross, from its introduction to Asia to its surprising role in Chinese cooking.
  • Thu, May 2, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Filmed over a 17-year period, this award-winning film gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, family psychology, and personal filmmaking. Director Alvin Tsang reflects on his family's migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents' divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children.
  • Thu, May 9, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    In celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad that joined the nation 150 years ago, Richard Cheu joins us to talk about the Central Pacific’s challenges to building the railroad and how the Chinese helped overcome these challenges. Richard will present insights on the Chinese railroad workers – their lives, work and what they accomplished. In addition, he will discuss how Wong Kim Ark changed America for immigrants.
  • Sat, May 11, 2019 from 12 noon – 4pm
    Heirlooms such as photo albums, trinkets, and marriage certificates can preserve our families' stories for generations to come--but only if they’re carefully preserved. Join us for our fifth annual Family Treasures, where you’ll learn how to save, store, and share your family heirlooms, photographs, and digital memories.
  • Thu, May 16, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Claire Chao joins us to talk about her lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai that follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Blinking, beaming, and ringing, The Lost Arcade intimately memorializes the end of video arcades in New York City, while celebrating the camaraderie and history of a pop culture phenomenon. The film is an exceptional directorial debut that focuses on the Chinatown Fair, the Mott Street landmark where generations honed their craft, made friends and lost at tic-tac-toe to a chicken. Masterfully presenting the sights and sounds of a changing scene, wistful yet hopeful, and full of the faces and characters that radiate fun and innovation, The Lost Arcade is a dazzling portrait of technostalgia and a timely commentary on the corporate era’s incineration of modest businesses, and the resiliency of the dedicated enthusiasts.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    Writer/director Patrick Chen joins us to present three short films capturing the essence of the Chinese-American persona in New York City.
  • Tue, Jun 4, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    Vietnamese boat refugees were rescued at sea, close to death, by the U.S. based cargo ship LNG Virgo in 1980. Once settled in the United States, one family of survivors embarks on a decades long search for the captain and crew of the ship that gave them new life.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 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!
  • Thu, Jul 25, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Author Anna Gass joins us and shares the stories and recipes of 45 strong, exceptional women who immigrated to the United States, and whose family recipes helped shaped the landscape of American food. Organized by region, readers will enjoy Magda's meltingly delicious Pork Adobo from the Philippines; soak in the warmth of Shari's Fesenjoon, an Iranian walnut and pomegranate stew; learn to deftly seal pleat-perfect Northern Chinese dumplings with Tina; and yes, sink their teeth into Anna's mother's perfectly seasoned Calabrian Meatballs from Southern Italy.