Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA): NYC History Tour: Immigration and the Chinese American Experience

NYC History Tour: Immigration and the Chinese American Experience

New York, United States

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Non-profit organization

1 hour
From$12 USDper person

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.

Tour Highlights

  • Trace more than 180 years of milestones in Chinese American history - from the earliest Chinese immigration to the struggle for citizenship to the development of contemporary Chinese American identity - while supporting the preservation of Chinese American culture and history.
  • Visit a unique museum designed by renowned artist and architect Maya Lin, featuring a historic skylit courtyard that harkens back to the memory of a traditional Chinese courtyard house.
  • Explore personal stories, salvaged artifacts, and objects comprising a nationally significant collection of materials documenting the changing profile of Chinese America.

Revenue is invested in subsidizing museum visits for students from Title I schools across the tri-state area.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Saturday

  • Start Time

    3 PM

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Mandarin

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Join an educator for a deep look at the Museum of Chinese in America’s core exhibit ‘With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America.’ This exhibit brings to life the Museum’s unique historical content and explores the diverse layers of the Chinese American experience. Learn about Chinese immigration to the United States and hear personal stories that reveal what it has meant to be Chinese in America at different points in time, and the physical traces and images of past generations left for us to consider, reflect on, and reclaim.

Tour Start Address

215 Centre Street, New York, New York, United States

How To Get There

Take subway lines N, Q, R, W, J, Z, or 6 to Canal Street, or buses M9, M15, or M103.

More About Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Mission

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.

Main Programs

  • Walking tours

  • Educational tours

  • 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…)

Awards & Recognition

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