Sunday, October 23, 2022

Join MOCA for an Election Day Educator Workshop — Plus, MOCA in your community!


October 2022



Learn with MOCA



Election Day Educator Workshop – Resisting Exclusion: Rewriting Narratives of the Chinese American Experience

November 8, 2022, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm


Several people looking at cards laid out on the floor


In light of recent waves of pandemic-fueled Anti-Asian hate and violence that have swept the nation, join MOCA, the Railroad Readers Workshop, and Associate Professor Mark T. Johnson in reflecting on Chinese American resistance in the face of exclusion. Together, we’ll explore the impact of discriminatory exclusion-era legislation and the legacy of the rallying cry “The Chinese Must Go!” We’ll also highlight the ways in which Chinese Americans resisted, protested, and defied these policies.

Throughout the day, educators will tour MOCA’s exhibitions, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America and Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism; unpack primary sources about the Chinese American experience; and participate in hands-on activities that encourage them to consider how to uproot narratives of Asian American passivism in their classrooms.

The afternoon will include a keynote conversation with Associate Professor Mark T. Johnson, author of The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky: A History of the Chinese Experience in Montana, who will share how Chinese Montanans fought for their rights, wielded agency in determined efforts to achieve their goals, and resisted oppression through ingenuity and community mobilization.

Click here for presenter bios and more information!

Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $20/participant. Coffee/tea and Chinese breakfast pastries included. Recommended for educators of students in grades 7 – 12. 

Please note: MOCA no longer requires proof of vaccination, however, at this time masks are required for all staff and all visitors aged 2 and over.



MOCA in Your Community!

Friday, 10/21, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Culture Pass Presents: Shadow Stories with MOCA at the Sunnyside Library


Cartoon of a puppet theater and several puppets in silhouette


Paint, build, craft, and collage with Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) at the Sunnyside Branch of the Queens Public Library! Inspired by the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, we’ll create shadow puppets of moon goddess Chang ‘Er and legendary archer Hou Yi. 

During drop-in MOCACREATE workshops, MOCA educators lead families through arts and crafts steeped in Chinese American history and culture.

Friday, October 21st, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm!

This is a program for ages 5-12, though all are welcome. First-come, first-served. Registration not required.

Sunnyside Branch at the Queens Public Library
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104
(718) 784-3033

Click here to get directions!


Sunday, 10/23, 1 pm - 3 pm

MOCA at Columbus Avenue Open Streets


Cartoon of the Jade Rabbit using a mortar and pestle


Columbus Ave is open to pedestrians on Sundays, and everyone is invited! MOCA will be located on Columbus Ave between 68th and 69th Streets making jumping Jade Rabbits in honor of last month's Mid-Autumn Festival.

Learn more about Columbus Avenue Open Streets by clicking here.


Wednesday, 10/26, 6 pm - 7 pm

In Partnership with the Intrepid Museum

On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country


A black and white photo of a man sitting on top of a propeller plane

2015.037.005 Kenneth P. Moy sitting on a plane painted with the iconic shark’s jaws flown by American Volunteer Group (AVG) fighter pilots, or “Flying Tigers.” On the back of the photograph, “China 1944” has been written. Courtesy of Douglas J. Chu, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.


Join MOCA, the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation! We will be Zooming into New York City’s Chinatown to visit with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Speakers from MOCA and Intrepid Museum will discuss Chinese Americans’ service during WWII and why it’s taken so long for these brave men and women to receive their deserved recognition. There will be time to ask questions and share stories. Register here.





Museum of Chinese in America