The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to preserve and present the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.
Revenue is invested in subsidizing museum visits for students from Title I schools across the tri-state area.
Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals
1 to 8
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Discover the history of Chinese food in New York City on a walking tour of Chinatown’s restaurants. Embark on an exciting journey through 180 years of Chinese American history. Trace the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, from the bachelor society coffeehouses of the late 1800s to the chop suey restaurants of the 1940s to today’s restaurants dishing up the latest culinary specialties. Follow stories of diversity—the flavors of China’s regional cuisines converging in New York City; stories of legacy—Chinatown’s sons and daughters who grow up to be entrepreneurs and restaurateurs; and stories of evolution—a constant weaving between the classic and modern, the old and the new.
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, New York, United States
Take subway lines N, Q, R, W, J, Z, or 6 to Canal Street, or buses M9, M15, or M103.
To engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history though a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others.
Quarterly Family Festivals (Mid-Autumn Moon, Lunar New Year, Family Treasures, Dragon Boat)
MOCACREATE drop-in arts & crafts for families (1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Adult public programs (film screenings, curator talks, book launches, food tastings, music & theater performances, history programs, etc…)