Events

  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020 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, 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!  
  • Thu, Apr 9, 2020 from 4pm – 4:30pm
    Everybody has a name-- what's yours? Today we'll read books about some special names--Chrysanthemum! Thunder Boy Jr.!-- before spelling and decorating our own in a name-based craft. 每个人都有一个名字 -- 你叫什么?
  • 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.  
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020 from 4pm – 4:30pm
    Everybody has a name-- what's yours? Today we'll read books about some special names--Chrysanthemum! Thunder Boy Jr.!-- before spelling and decorating our own in a name-based craft. 每个人都有一个名字 -- 你叫什么?
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Please join us for a book talk, American Exodus: Second-Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901–1949, by Professor Charlotte Brooks!
  • Sat, May 2, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you work alongside other visitors to create a collaborative tapestry or individual weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown community.
  • Sat, May 16, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm
    Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you work alongside other visitors to create a collaborative tapestry or individual weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown community.