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January 19, 2020 11:00AM - February 7, 2020 6:00PM
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January 23, 2020 6:30PM


MOCATalks: Chinese Almanac


Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums.


Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!

Authors Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith join us to translate and decode the almanac's predictions with daily listings for 2020, the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first of all 12 zodiac animals. Come learn about the myth that how the Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride and jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first as they arrived at the Jade Emperor's party. The traditional Chinese almanac, also known as the Tong Sing or Huang Li, is a centuries-old repository of cultural information from household tips to general medical remedies. The program is moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA President.

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The Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013