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Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

The spirit and excitement of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month blooms in New York City. This year, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrates Pride Month with our PRIDE MIXER. Amidst a backdrop of increased attacks against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the form of legislation and physical violence that directly targets trans and BIPOC individuals, MOCA seeks to spotlight the power and resiliency of the community and its allies. Utilizing the Museum as a safe space for remembrance and resilience is now as necessary as ever.

While we acknowledge every individual’s uniqueness and ability to wield tremendous power when united with others, we invite you to join us on Thursday, June 22, from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST for a celebratory evening featuring a slaying drag performance by Felicia Oh, a boundary-breaking performance by Mx. Delight, a contemporary duet dance by Jiemin Yang and Jun Zhou, and music by DJ Artisong (Sean Li). Enjoy MOCA’s exhibitions as you catch up with friends, make new connections over drinks, and dance to an ecstatic dance set! The event will also feature a delicious tasting of Two Rabbits Ice Cream, high in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, created by chef Simpson Wong and his partner Dr. Henry Wu.

June 22, 2023
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

About Felicia Oh

Felicia Oh is a first generation Taiwanese American immigrant raised in the Bay Area and currently resides in Brooklyn. Best known for her hyperfeminine and high energy performances, Felicia is passionate about creating safe spaces for the queer AAPI community. She is not your model minority – she’s just a model.

About Mx. Delight

Mx. Delight, or Daddy Delight is your God and Savior. They play with the power of spirituality, sexuality and domination casting irresistible spells and blurring the boundaries between the sacred and the profane, recognizing that we are powerfully whole when in harmony with both.

About Jiemin Yang

Jiemin is a Chinese-American dancer, choreographer, and graphic designer based in Queens. He holds a MA in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School and a BS from Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. He has received commissions from the Queens Council on the Arts, City Artist Corps ’21, the Making Moves Dance Festival 2019 hosted by Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) and Emerging Choreographer Series ’17 hosted by Mare Nostrum Elements and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. He has also presented his works at Queens Botanical Garden, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, The Mark O’Donnell Theatre, Auditório do Parque da Devessa in Portugal. His dance film Wo/我 won awards from the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon ’22 and Queens World Film Festival ’22. He has been recognized as Artist of Exceptional Merit ’22 by Asian American Arts Alliance. He has been a resident artist of CUNY Dance Initiative ’20-22 at Queens College/Kupferberg Center for the Arts. His dance work Here We Root (excerpt), centered on the Asia immigrants stories with a focus on Chinese immigrants in Queens, will be presented at the 42nd annual outdoor Battery Dance Festival in August 2023 in Manhattan.

About Jun Zhou

Jun Zhou is a New York-based dance artist, K-12 dance educator, who graduated from NYU with a Master’s Degree in Dance Education. He performed the opening piece at New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square. Major theaters he had performed at are Lincoln Center(New York), Park Theater(Las Vegas), MGM National Harbor Theater(Maryland). In China, his dance work had been selected for TV shows and performed live on CCTV3.

About Artisong (Sean Li)

Artisong (Sean Li) began his musical journey at a very young age, starting in elementary school. With over a decade of experience playing the piano and leading the college chorus club to win the gold medal in the World Choir Games, he developed a deep understanding of world music. Now, he aims to bring his unique perspective and love for music to his audiences.

In the past two years, Artisong has rapidly risen in the music scene, exploring various genres, including disco, house, and techno. This versatility has earned him a reputation as one of the most versatile DJs within the Asian community. Prepare to be dazzled as he lights up the stage with his electrifying performances!

About Two Rabbits Ice Cream

The chef Simpson Wong, left, and Dr. Henry Wu, are partners in life who created their ice cream project, Two Rabbits. Photo by Emon Hassan for The New York Times.

Two Rabbits is the world’s first health-promoting ice cream, invented by a doctor and perfected by a chef. This one-of-a-kind ice cream is enriched with vital polyunsaturated fats known as omega-3. Unlike the bad saturated fats found in traditional ice cream, polyunsaturated omega-3 fats have many documented health benefits. Based on cutting-edge nutritional science, Two Rabbits is specially formulated to enhance the absorption of these good fats into the body. Its unique blend of whey protein and collagen imparts a texture that is as creamy as ordinary ice cream and yet can rejuvenate your heart and blood vessels, help build muscles, promote glowing skin and hair, and even elevate your mood. This guilt-free treat promises to blow your mind, not your arteries.

About Simpson Wong

As the chef and proprietor of acclaimed restaurants Chomp Chomp, Wong, Cafe Asean, and Jefferson, Simpson Wong exemplifies the contemporary chef who is adept at integrating his many global influences. A native of Malaysian with Chinese ancestry, Simpson had lived, traveled, and studied cuisine throughout Asia and Europe.

Simpson learned much from helping his mother prepare meals for his father’s timber company in Malaysia. They worked in remote reaches of the rainforest, where trips to the market were rare. His mother grew many of her own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and cooked them freshly picked. She instilled in Simpson an appreciation for fresh, organic produce and clean, simple flavors that characterize his food to this day.

Throughout his early professional life, Simpson dreamed of opening his own restaurant. As a banker in Kuala Lumpur, and as a United Nations liaison in New York City, Simpson dedicated his off-hours to further educating himself in all things culinary. He absorbs everything, in four-star dining rooms, at lunch counters, and from sidewalk vendors and markets in all of New York’s neighborhoods. He learned new techniques from friends in the restaurant industry, and read cookbooks voraciously.

In 1996, Simpson finally realized his dream and opened Cafe Asean, a cozy West Village restaurant serving Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian dishes. Throughout his career as a chef, Simpson received countless accolades from food critics, media coverage, and food industry honors & awards. His restaurants have received glowing reviews in prestigious publications, including The New York Times and The New Yorker. Simpson has also had his recipes published for James Beard Foundation and Martha Stewart Living. Chomp Chomp was honored for two consecutive years in Michelin’s NYC Bib Gourmand.

As Co-Founder and Chief Flavor Officer of Two Rabbits Ice Cream, Simpson uses his skills and food knowledge to create innovative flavors designed to blow your mind, not your arteries.

About Henry Wu, M.D.

HENRY WU, M.D. is founder and CEO of healthcare NYC startup (www.agilancenyc.com) specializing in rapid chest pain triage that helps patients avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room by expediting diagnostic testing.

Dr. Wu has been a New Yorker since his college days at Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to receive most of his medical training at institutions within the city: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cornell University Medical Center for internal medicine, and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for cardiovascular medicine. He spent a year in Boston acquiring skills in advanced cardiovascular imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Wu joined Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was a faculty member and physician-scientist for 10 years. Since 2007, Dr. Wu has been in private practice specializing in cardiology. His practice provides state-of-the-art, noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart diseases.

Dr. Wu holds certification from the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, and American Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, as well as with Level III credential in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He is an active member of the American College of Cardiology.

Aside from his doctoring, Dr. Wu is developing a novel nanotechnology for treating heart attacks. He is the founder of a biotechnology startup, Theranostica, which is a member company of the first incubator space in New York City.

This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to Other Half Brewing Company for its generous sponsorship.