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See & Do: MOCAminiMIX: Crossing Frets for Tapping

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Ease yourself with some music and tapping to greet the spring of New York at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Next Friday on March 22 from 8pm-10pm, a fantastic live improvisation of cotemporary and traditional musicians, singers and dancers will let you to do so. The Artists Min Xiao-Fen, Jin Hi-Kim and Max […]

See & Do: 9-Man Panel and Preview at MOCA

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What is 9-man? Eighteen men play ball on an unvarnished urban landscape, shredding elbows and knees on the asphalt, smacking balls into puddles of broken glass. 9-Man’s faster than any volleyball you’ve ever played. Filmmaker Ursula Liang says, it’s “like Rutgers park street ball basketball to Duke basketball as 9-man is to indoor Olympic volleyball.” In a word, […]

See & Do: NYU “Spring Rhapsody” 2013 Annual Gala

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This Saturday (March 9th) at 7:30 p.m., come enjoy the NYU 2013 Annual Gala Show “Spring Rhapsody” at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The two-hour long show will include six performance pieces of singing, traditional and modern dances,plus short sketches performed by hundreds of NYU talents. This event is hosted by the Chinese Students […]

See & Do: MOCA Celebrates Community Heroes

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The Museum of Chinese in America invites you to its Second Annual Celebration of Community Heroes! Last year, with David Henry Hwang as emcee, MOCA honored the work of OCA-NY and the Chinese American Medical Society. This year, the dinner takes place Wednesday, April 17. Honorees include May Y. Chen, who serves on the President’s Advisory Commission on […]

See & Do: Global premiere of ‘Your Day is My Night’ at MoMA

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This weekend, drop by the MoMA to catch the global premiere of “Your Day is My Night,” also titled “你的白天是我的黑夜.” It’s a “hybrid documentary” from filmmaker Lynne Sachs, combining scripted interactions, improvisation, and monologues based on performers’ life stories. “Your Day is My Night” tells the stories of immigrants living in two “shift-bed houses” in Chinatown. […]

See & Do: The Dance and the Railroad

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David Henry Hwang’s play is back on stage! On Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm, join MOCA for a special performance of David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad at the Signature Theatre with an exclusive post-performance Q&A. The story is about two Chinese workers struggling through poverty and hunger to reconnect with the traditions of […]

See & Do: Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

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Happy New Year! Now that you’ve fired off some crackers, don’t miss Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year parade this Sunday, Feb 17th. The parade starts at 1pm in Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown. The parade is going for the Guinness World Record of Most Dancers in a Lunar New […]

The Cinematic Jeremy Lin: Linsanity at Sundance

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Last night, the Sundance Film Festival got to relive a little Linsanity, as Evan Jackson Leong’s documentary on Jeremy Lin premiered to a sold-out crowd. LA Times’ Steven Zeitchik reviews the film here, but the more interesting stuff is on the film’s Facebook page where the production team posts updates and behind-the-scenes photos from the festival in […]

“American Nightmare? Pesadilla Americana?” Addresses Corona Community Issues

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By Gina Chung Immigrant Movement International will be presenting the bilingual and interactive play American Nightmare? Pesadilla Americana? tonight at 7 pm at 108-59 Roosevelt Ave in Corona, Queens. Written and acted by community members of Corona, the play will address some of the issues that many immigrant workers face: “One day in the American […]

See & Do: A Reminder of Upcoming Chinatown Events

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By Gina Chung Make sure to dust off your worst (or best?) holiday sweater for MOCA’s ugly sweater fest tonight! Sponsored by MOCA, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and Hyperallergic, the festivities will include live music from rapper Masia One and tunes from DJ Mas. Comedian Sheng Wang will host the festivities. Come enjoy spiked […]

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