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MOCA Is Over the Moon for FREE In-Person Mid-Autumn Festival! Plus, Virtual Events 9/16-9/21
We’re over the moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn
Festival, 中秋节, with 5 days of festivities, including
our Mini Mid-Autumn Celebration on Saturday, September 18th. Join
us in person at MOCA from 1- 4 PM EDT for an afternoon of
arts & crafts and a lively dance performance and workshop led
by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. See below for the
full schedule and FREE registration links!
Please note: All visitors two years and older must
wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth during the entire
length of their visit. In accordance with NYC's
"Key to the City" plan, MOCA is requiring all
patrons ages 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination or
a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for entry. Click here for more information.
& CRAFTS, 1 – 4 PM
无需预订的艺术及手工活动下午 1 点 - 4 点
Magical Moon Art
– Cultural Programs Center (CPC)The full harvest moon symbolizes family reunion and
coming together. Learn about the phases of the moon and then
create your own craterous moon artwork, taking inspiration from the
year’s brightest moon. At the end of the night, hang your moon by
the door and make a secret wish for Chang’E to grant.
Shadow Stories – Cultural Programs Center (CPC)Construct and decorate shadow puppets of Moon
Goddess Chang’E, archer Hou Yi, or the Jade Rabbit using colorful
vellum. When you finish your creation, head to MOCA’s shadow
puppet theater to stage an original performance!
Mooncakes – Cultural Programs Center (CPC)Mooncakes
come in countless shapes, sizes, & patterns. Imagine and etch
your own personalized mooncake design onto a colorful scratch art
PERFORMANCE | 特别表演
New York Chinese
Cultural Center Performance & Workshop, Time TBD纽约新苗文艺中心表演与课时
Can’t attend in person? Join us virtually from September 16th to September 21st as we explore the customs and traditions
behind this harvest festival with arts & crafts, MOCAKIDS
Storytime at Home, and more family fun! See below or click here for the full schedule of free virtual events.
Storytime at Home! Mid-Autumn Moon Gazing!
Get ready for mooncakes and more— it’s time again for
the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! What stories will the moon star in this
year? Find out as we read Mooncakes and share a retelling of
the legend of Chang’E and Hou Yi to celebrate. We’ll zoom to the moon
with some storytime songs, too, before we finish up with a jade
rabbit moon viewer craft. Don’t forget to bring something round like
the moon to share!
Live via Zoom
Thursday, September 16, at 4 P.M. EDT
The harvest moon symbolizes family reunion and coming
together. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, families picnic together
under the moonlight and gaze at the beautiful full moon. Learn about
the phases of the moon and then create your own craterous moon artwork
using salt, glue, and paint!
Check back on Friday, September 17th, for this
MOCACREATE video premiere!
Home: Paper Mache a Jade Rabbit!
Will you watch the full moon (赏月) this Mid-Autumn
Festival? If so, you might see the outline of the mythical
Jade Rabbit! Swipe to learn more about this magical moon
rabbit and then paper maché your own! Will your Jade Rabbit
be making the everlasting elixir of life or yummy rice cakes?
Check back on Monday, September 20th, for this
Sharing mooncakes with friends and family is a beloved
Mid-Autumn tradition. Join pastry chef Rebecca Li (@rebeshouse) as
she walks us through the multi-layer process of making mooncakes.
Discover the ingredients inside mooncakes and the tools used to make
Check back on Tuesday, September 21st, for this MOCAKIDS