New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) was founded in 1974 by artists, students, community activists, and parents who ran the fledgling group in the community room of the Hamilton-Madison housing project on New York’s Lower East Side. At that time, NYCCC had 20 students and an aggregate annual audience of 2,000 people.
NYCCC is now the leading Chinese cultural institution in New York City that provides over 3,000 classes and workshops to more than 10,000 New York City public school students in all five boroughs and serves more than 30,000 students in the tri-state area. On site, NYCCC serves 300 registered students in our School of the Arts on Saturdays and Sundays. Our public programs reach over 100,000 audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the United States every year. NYCCC also operates two satellite classes in Madison, NJ and Westchester, NY.
NYCCC aims to be the authority on Chinese culture and be the creative hub for professional and emerging talents. NYCCC created an Artists-in-Residency program to support and showcase professional and emerging talents.