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MOCA celebrates WorldPride

Celebrate WorldPride with the Museum of Chinese in America with programming for the Queer-Trans Asian Pacific Islander community.


June 22nd & 29th, 2019


Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street


Reserve tickets now!


Featured programs will take place inside our temporary music exhibition—“The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory, and Belonging”—a naturally celebratory, colorful, and vibrant space designed to act as a mixtape of the music that matters to Chinese in America.

MOCATalks Presents The Stonewall Operas

Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

These four brand-new 30-minute Stonewall-inspired operas are written and composed by alums of Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, as part of the Advanced Opera Lab led by Randall Eng, Associate Arts Professor of Graduate Musical Theatre Writing, and Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor of Design for Stage & Film (both Tisch School of the Arts). The operas are designed by students from the Dance Department (both Tisch School of the Arts), directed by students from the New School, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects.

The Moon Represents My Heart Concert Series presents Mulan IV: The Live Action PRIDE Fantasy

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:00-10:00pm

QTAPI artists give takes on the heroic queer icon Hua Mulan at MOCA's first ever official pride celebration.

Featuring performances by Vincent Chong, Wo Chan (Pearl Harbour), and more.

MOCA Food Talks with Anita Lo, Pichet Ong, and Simpson Wong - Hosted by Kian Lam Kho

Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm

Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with an intimate chat with Anita Lo about her incredible career as a proud gay Chinese-American chef. Anita, who has inspired a generation of young Asian chefs, will talk about her experience as a successful chef and restaurateur. She will also demo a delicious recipe, Cauliflower Chaat with Almonds, from her new book Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One.

MOCA Music and Mic Night

Friday, June 28, 2019 from 7:30-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of FREE music, songs, and stand-up comedy, as we invite the public inside our temporary music exhibition “The Moon Represents My Heart” for a curated live performance featuring emerging talent from the community.

The Museum hosts Mic night monthly throughout the summer, but June’s show will feature only LGBTQIA+ performers in honor of WorldPride.

MOCA Celebrates WorldPride is a Proud 2019 NYC Pride Gives Back grant recipient.