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June 6, 2019 9:00AM


Chancellor's Day Teacher Workshop: Exploring Music & Memory in the Diaspora with MOCA & the Museum at Eldridge Street


Join the Museum of Chinese in America & the Museum at Eldridge Street in exploring two diasporic communities and their cultural and musicological impact on American and Chinese society.

The day begins with a visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street, a nineteenth century synagogue located in today’s Chinatown. Eldridge Street Curator Nancy Johnson will lead a behind the scenes tour of their new exhibition Harbin, China | PAST/PRESENT, which tells the story of Harbin’s Jewish community woven together through the memories of three families who lived there.

The second half of the day continues at the Museum of Chinese in America, where we will tour the recently debuted exhibition, The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging. The exhibit focuses on the transformative power of music in Chinese immigrant communities from the 1850s to the present, spanning places, genres, and experiences.

Throughout the day, we will engage in activities centered on oral history, music, and memory making, and offer suggestions for how to bring these resources to your classrooms.

Participants will receive 5 CTLE hours.

Tickets: $30/person. Includes light breakfast and lunch.


Morning Session @ Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, NY, NY 10002

Afternoon Session @ Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, NY, NY 10013

Attendance at both sessions required!

This event is sold out.

The Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013