The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announces the launch of MOCA FEST 2018 to welcome the Year of the Dog and the start of year 4716 on the Chinese calendar. From now until March 3, MOCA will feature special Lunar New Year programs, speakers, exhibits, children’s activities, a Family Festival, walking tours of historic Chinatown, exclusive access to MOCA’s Collections, and the return of MOCA’s popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from famed Chinese American chefs.
“For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural foundations behind Lunar New Year, MOCA is the natural destination for finding these answers. We created MOCA FEST 2018 so that visitors of all ages can better appreciate the Lunar New Year holiday and what it means to New York City’s Chinatown, the Chinese American community and the Chinese diaspora as a whole,” said Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of Museum of Chinese in America.
Visitors can experience how food and Lunar New Year tradition converge as Auntie Tina Yao, cooking author and founder of DIY Lucky Dumplings, teaches how to make your own dumplings on Saturday Jan. 27. MOCA’s Tastes of Lunar New Year walking tours will take visitors to culinary hotspots in Chinatown on Sunday Feb. 11 and Saturday Feb. 24.
All proceeds go towards supporting the Museum of Chinese in America, the only national museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and achievements of Chinese people in America, and teaching future generations about Chinese American heritage through its educational and outreach programs.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11am-6pm
Thursday – 11am-9pm
MOCA First Free Thursdays: Free gallery admission on the first Thursday of each