Monday, March 21, 2022


Museum of Chinese in America








An image of pink flowers and text reading Her Story.


March is Women's History Month! It’s a time to celebrate all women and let their incredible stories be known. Together we will be learning about some inspirational women in Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison and The Queen of Physics by Teresa Robeson. These women believed that they could change the world, and so they did. Join us in celebrating them and other remarkable women in this week’s MOCAKIDS Storytime. Remember to bring along an object that makes you feel powerful!

Thursday, March 24th, at 4pm ET
Register for FREE here!

Please note that this workshop will be recorded via Zoom and available on Facebook Live for 24 hours.



MOCACREATE at Home: Make Your Stamp on History!


A pink stamp with a heart design on a background of blue sky.


You’ve probably used stamps to mail letters and postcards, but have you ever wondered how stamp designs are chosen? The post office creates stamps to celebrate holidays, recognize significant events, and honor important people, but there are so many remarkable people who aren’t on stamps yet. Have you noticed how few Asian Americans are featured? For this Women’s History Month, we want to honor the amazing accomplishments of some of our favorite Chinese American women. Click here to learn how to make your own stamp! 

Who do you think should be on a stamp? Share your designs with us by tagging #MOCANYC and #MOCACREATEathome on social media, DMing us @mocanyc, or emailing



Join Us IN-PERSON for MOCAKIDS: Drag Story Hour with Yuhua Hamasaki in Cantonese & English


Yuhua Hamasaki wearing a blue top and headpiece, smiling at the camera.


We had so much fun at our IN-PERSON Drag Story Hour with Yuhua Hamasaki, we’re doing it again! Join us at MOCA IN-PERSON on April 2nd for stories, songs, and crafts for kids ages 3-8.

Drag Story Hour (DSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children. DSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In these spaces, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Drag Story Hour NYC provides a range of fun and fabulous educational experiences for children and teens from 3 to 18 years old in libraries, schools, museums, and community spaces in all five boroughs of New York City. Through storytelling and creativity, DSH teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable. Learn more here: #DSH

This event is made possible by former NYC Council Member Margaret Chin through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.

MOCAKIDS programs are free to the public. To join, simply register here! Registration recommended. 

Saturday, April 2nd, 4-4:30pm ET

Please note that this program will be held in-person at the museum at 215 Centre Street. Click here for directions and information you should know before your visit. 

About the Storyteller

Always 25-years-old, Yuhua Hamasaki is a fun and campy queen from New York City! Yuhua’s drag character is her own invention of her superhero that has given her courage, confidence, and happiness. She especially loves to explore the city and be creative during her spare time!


The logo for Drag Story Hour



Resources and Support for Your Family


Four smiling people and the title Booktube Jr.


Join eight incredible authors as they read some of their amazing picture books in the new YouTube Originals series BookTube Jr. It’s the newest book club just for kids, and each episode features an exciting story that inspires kids to learn, play, create, and tell their own stories. Watch the trailer here!





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“Stop Asian Hate” is a guide for adults and youth created by Apex for Youth in response to anti-Asian violence.





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In this Slate Care and Feeding column, Nicole Chung advises parents and caregivers on how to address anti-Asian bullying amongst young children.





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Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

Colorín Colorado's webpage, Responding to COVID Bullying, Bias, and Violence Against Asian Americans, provides resources to help schools and families protect all students from COVID-19-related bullying. 





Click here to find more resources for families and caregivers.



Share Your Thoughts—Take Our Survey!


Thank you so much for being a part of our virtual family programs over the past year—we hope you've been enjoying them; we sure have! As we look ahead to future programming, your feedback is vital to making sure our programs are as fun and engaging as possible. Please take a few moments to reflect on your experiences throughout last year's family programming and also to share what you'd like to see in the future by completing this five minute survey.