Teacher Workshop: Exploring Music & Memory in the Diaspora with MOCA & the Museum at Eldridge Street

Thu, Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm

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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.


The day begins with a visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street, a nineteenth century synagogue located in today’s Chinatown. Eldridge Street Curator Nancy Johnson will lead a behind the scenes tour of their new exhibition Harbin, China | PAST/PRESENT, which tells the story of Harbin’s Jewish community woven together through the memories of three families who lived there.


The second half of the day continues at the Museum of
Chinese in America
, where we will tour the recently debuted exhibition, The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging. The exhibit focuses on the transformative
power of music in Chinese immigrant communities from the 1850s to the present, spanning places, genres, and experiences.

Throughout the day, we will engage in activities centered on oral history, music, and memory making, and offer suggestions for how to bring these resources to your classrooms.


Participants will receive 5 CTLE hours.


Tickets: $30/person. Includes light breakfast and lunch. Click here for ticket purchase!




Morning Session @ Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, NY, NY 10002

Afternoon Session @ Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, NY, NY 10013


Attendance at both sessions required.


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Image credits:Top Left: Jewish and Chinese girls in Harbin, 1922. Courtesy of the Museum at Eldridge Street. Bottom Right: The Fortune Cookies, ca. 1965, photographer unknown, digital reproduction. Courtesy of Joann Lee.