Events

  • Sat, May 25, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    In collaboration with Penguin Classics and the Yale Council on East Asian Studies and moderated by Jing Tsu - Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Penguin Classics is releasing four Asian American authors to the literary canon. Join us as Ken Leung, Keone Young, Cindy Cheung, and Timothy Huang all read from each of these classics.
  • 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.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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, Jun 1, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    How does music affect our moods? Let’s find out! Experiment with light, texture, and color to build a unique 3-D listening space together inspired by the music label Mood Hut, featured in The Moon Represents My Heart special exhibition.
  • Sat, Jun 1, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • 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.
  • Thu, Jun 6, 2019 from 9am – 3pm
    Join the Museum of Chinese in America & the Museum at Eldridge Street in exploring two diasporic communities and their cultural and musicological impact on American and Chinese society.  
  • Thu, Jun 6, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Jeffrey Thomas Leong joins us to talk about translating and reimagining the Angel Island immigrant experience and how Chinese detainees used a literary art form to express their anger, loneliness, outrage and hope in order to support each other and persevere over racist exclusionary laws. In addition, Jeffrey will present his own family’s journey and how translation has changed his own writing.  
  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    Join us as we launch a series of concerts for The Moon Represents My Heart. The concert series is a reflection of the current exhibition which focuses on the transformative power of music and identity. Erduo Duo – Lorin Chow Roser ( guitar-sanqin, 3d video) and RIP Hayman (guqin) will synthesize Chinese inspired compositions & present a musical interlude based on Fluxus sound works. This sound environment i based on vast travel experiences and past Chinese American scholar exchanges brings these dynamics into play as they entice audiences to open their imagination to new expressions.
  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019 from 8pm – 10pm
    Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.
  • 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, Jun 13, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
     Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019 from 7pm – 8pm
    Join us for The Moon Represents My Heart concert series, a reflection of the current exhibition which focuses on the transformative power of music and identity. Tonight, we present the launch of local artist Sarah Kang’s sophomore EP, “One.”
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019 from 8pm – 9:30pm
    Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019 from 12 noon – 4pm
    Make a splash with MOCA! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节) with an afternoon of family fun--filled with miniature boat races, sticky rice zongzi, and plenty more!
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019 from 8pm – 10pm
    Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019 from 8pm – 10pm
    Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.
  • Sat, Jul 6, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Using everyday materials such as plastic spoons, popsicle sticks, and coffee tins, create and decorate your own hand percussion instruments—drums, shakers, and more! Then, practice keeping the beat with your funky new creations.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Gum Moon (Cantonese for “golden gate”) is the remarkable coming of age story of a Chinese American girl who loses everything—family, friends, and home, but through the gift of music, ends up singing at the White House in 1908 at the age of thirteen. She, along with a group of seven other Chinese American children from San Francisco, later sang in Brooklyn, making the front page of the New York Times. The novel is based on events in the life of the author’s wife’s grandmother.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 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 18, 2019 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Are your precious memories sitting boxed up in your apartment or storage unit? Join conservator Lauren P. Isaacs as she demonstrates how to pack, store, and display items safely and affordably so they endure the test of time.  
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Using everyday materials such as plastic spoons, popsicle sticks, and coffee tins, create and decorate your own hand percussion instruments—drums, shakers, and more! Then, practice keeping the beat with your funky new creations.
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • 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.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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, Jul 27, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Thu, Aug 1, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Set in NYC, Cowboy Joe is a punchy story about a Chinese cowboy who grapples with his Asian American identity and stands up to his father for the first time.
  • Sat, Aug 3, 2019 - Sat, Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    What makes an album cover pop? Create your very own album art using collage techniques and colorful materials. Draw inspiration from the Xerox art of musicians from The Moon Represents My Heart to create an album cover that suits your unique style.  
  • Sat, Aug 3, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    What makes an album cover pop? Create your very own album art using collage techniques and colorful materials. Draw inspiration from the Xerox art of musicians from The Moon Represents My Heart to create an album cover that suits your unique style.  
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join us to meet and talk with Anne Anlin Cheng about her new book Ornamentalism, a stunning critical-historical unpacking of the figure of the “Asiatic yellow woman” as object-person, she/it. Through the use of legal, cinematic, and art case studies, Anne argues that “ornamentality,” rather than Orientalism, provides a better explanation for the representation of Asian women in the West from the 19th through 21st centuries. By illustrating the link between Asiatic femininity and a history of synthetic personhood in America that is at once aesthetic, legal, and technological, Anne provides an entirely new approach to the problems of racial and sexual commodification and objectification. Anne then extends her study to its implications for other women of color.
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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, Sep 7, 2019 from 12 noon – 4pm
    Mooncakes, lanterns, and the Jade Rabbit on the moon! Explore the customs and traditions behind this harvest festival with a mooncake tasting, arts and crafts, story time, and more family fun!
  • Sat, Sep 7, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Sat, Sep 14, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a broom sweeping, a dog barking, and a basketball bouncing, all mixed together. What are the sounds of your neighborhood? Join us for a sound walk and art making inspired by the soundscapes of our streets.
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    Come join us as we make Cantonese fun and easy to learn with conversational Cantonese/Toisanese lessons by Kim Mui. Lessons will focus squarely on teaching real, applicable conversation skills that can help you actually communicate with others in Cantonese (and Toisan). Lessons are designed as drop-in classes for anyone to take part at any level at anytime.
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Xu Xi’s new book This Fish is Fowl is subtitled "Essays of Being.” Her questioning of identity is underpinned by the myriad ways of “being” in this globally transnational existence that has become her life. These quirky, darkly comic and obsessively personal essays emerge from her diverse professional career as a writer, business executive, and educator. But is it fair or foul to seemingly belong everywhere and nowhere? Xu will talk about her life and writing that led to this book and discuss the way this collection came together, followed by a Q&A.
  • Fri, Sep 27, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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.
  • Thu, Oct 24, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join us to meet and talk with Sean Fraga about the forgotten reason for the construction of America’s numerous transcontinental railroads: trade with Asia. Sean uses maps, postcards, government records, magazine articles, and corporate files to reveal this overlooked history. He argues that nineteenth-century Americans believed the transcontinental railroads’ great potential lay in opening the United States to the Pacific World.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 2019 from 7:30pm – 9pm
    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.