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


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: MOCA Celebrates Community Heroes


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


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


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

Dan Nguyen

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 […]

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

Immigrant Movement International

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


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 […]

Undocumented Youth Express Hope for the Future in “DREAMers”

[Jens Schott Knudsen]

By Gina Chung DREAMers Directed by Adam Odsess-Rubin Written by: Alton Alburo, Krystal Ballard, Rachel Lin, Adam Odsess-Rubin, Reka Polonyi, Luis Restrepo, Aamira Welthy On Monday evening, the cast of DREAMers, a work of investigative theater presented by Theater for the New City’s NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD Reading Series in association with The Civilians Education Program, presented monologues […]

Former Tenants Sue Hester St. Developer

Stefan Krasowski

By Gina Chung Tenants of 128 Hester Street have filed a lawsuit against former landlord William Su, who also threatened back in August to sue Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) for their condemnation of his eviction of the tenants. Downtown Express reports that Christopher Kui, Executive Director of AAFE, and John Gorman, the lawyer who […]

Last Call for “Community Voices: Queer API” Applications


By Gina Chung In case you missed our post last week on Second Generation (2g)‘s new writing workshop, “Community Voices: Queer API,”with GAPIMNY (Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York), Q-WAVE, and SALGA (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) for “queer, Asian writers interested in exploring their relationship to ‘gender,’” here’s a reminder that applications are due TODAY, December 7th! Submit […]


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