Events

  • Tue, Apr 23, 2019 from 2pm – 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! 
  • Tue, Apr 23, 2019 from 3pm – 4pm
    Our friends from NY Teacup Piggies are back for another visit! Celebrate the Year of the Pig as you safely pet a real teacup pig. 
  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 from 2pm – 3:30pm
    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a fun and interactive youth poetry workshop, featuring work by Chinese American poets!  
  • 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 the chili pepper, with Diana Kuan and Matt Gross, from its introduction to Asia to its surprising role in Chinese cooking.
  • Fri, Apr 26, 2019 from 7pm – 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.  
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join author Chen Qiufan and translator Ken Liu for a thought-provoking discussion of his new novel, Waste Tide, which Cixin Liu called "The pinnacle of near-future SF writing." Qiufan grew up near the world’s largest e-waste recycling center in Guiyu, China – an area the UN called an “environmental calamity” – which, combined with his career on the cutting edge of the tech industry, inspired his timely vision of the future in Waste Tide.
  • 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.
  • Sat, May 4, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Learn about awe-inspiring Asian Pacific Americans across the generations. Then decorate a mixed-media portrait in honor of them and your personal heroes.  
  • Thu, May 9, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • 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.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Learn about awe-inspiring Asian Pacific Americans across the generations. Then decorate a mixed-media portrait in honor of them and your personal heroes.  
  • Thu, May 23, 2019 from 3:30pm – 4pm
     Join a MOCA Educator for stories, music, and more in English and Mandarin!
  • 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.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019 from 7pm – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019 from 7pm – 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 18, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 7pm – 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, 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 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.  
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2019 from 7pm – 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 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 14, 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 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.
  • Fri, Sep 27, 2019 from 7pm – 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, Oct 25, 2019 from 7pm – 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.