Past Events

A compendium of our past events, workshops, classes, and more!

Music Appreciation Series

November 4, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Free

Live Online 

Streaming

Music Appreciation Series

New York Chinese Cultural Center is excited to present our Chinese Music Appreciation Series led by musician Yang Wang. This educational series will showcase different instruments with a discussion on the history and cultural significance of each instrument. Instruments will include erhu, dizi, guzheng, pipa and zhongruan.

Click here to watch episode one now!

School of the Arts Free Classes

November 4, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Free

Live Online 

Streaming

New York Chinese Cultural Center is offering free weekly online Chinese folk dance classes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic! Each class includes a 20-minute warm up and strength segment, followed by 40 minutes of learning dance subject material. The last five minutes of the class will be a designated Q&A section for students to ask questions. Use the link in our bio to view all of the free classes we are offering this semester!

Culture Connects Us

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Free

Live Online 

Streaming

New York Chinese Cultural Center is offering free weekly online Chinese folk dance classes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic​

Click here to view the video!

11th Annual Multicultural Festival Quarantine Edition

Saturday, June 6, 2020

11am-7pm

Free

Live Online Streaming

Presented by the New York African Chorus Ensemble, this year's festival will be presented for free on www.facebook.com/nycmulticulfest, and virtual classes will be hosted through the Zoom platform. NYCCC's performance will be at 12PM EST.

Click here to view the video of NYCCC's participation at this year's Multicultural Festival Quarantine Edition.

14th Annual Virtual Dance Parade

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 1-3pm

Free

Live Online Streaming

New York Chinese Cultural Center is pleased to be participating at the 14th Annual Dance Parade and Festival online.

 

The interactive multi-stage dance and music festival will broadcast live on Zoom and stream on social media on Saturday, May 16th from 1-3pm.

Click here to view the video of NYCCC's participation at this year's virtual Dance Parade.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:30 am

6pm

Free

Location:

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Welcome the Year of the Rat with New York Chinese Cultural Center, featuring professional dancers, a lion parade, and arts & crafts. The event will start on the east side of The Rink deck then proceed indoors to Overlook

Visit the website for more details

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat at Metropolitan Museum

Saturday, February 1, 2020| 11am-5pm

Free with Museum's Suggested Admission

The Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops. For all ages. NYCCC will be performing at the main stage  (The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium) at 1:30pm,  2:45pm and 4:00 pm Visit the Met's website for more information.

Lion Dance at Oculus

Saturday, February 1 at 1:30pm | FREE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops. For all ages. NYCCC will be performing at the main stage  (The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium) at 1:30pm,  2:45pm and 4:00 pm Visit the Met's website for more information.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Saturday, February 1 & Sunday, February 2 | FREE with Zoo admission

Chinatown, NY

Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

NYCCC will be participating in the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.  Click here for more details.

Lunar New Year at Queens Place Mall

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:30pm- 5:30pm | FREE

Queens Place Mall, 8801 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11373

 NYCCC will be presenting Lion dance,  ribbon dance and martial arts at Queens Place Mall at 3:30pm, 4:30pm & 5:30pm. We will also have a Sugar Painting workshop at 3:00pm and  Lantern making workshop at 4:30pm

Lunar New Year at Shops at Columbus Circle

Sunday, January 26, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm | FREE

The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Ring in the year of the Rat with The Shops at Columbus Circle and New York Chinese Cultural Center with Lion Dance performances. Event Flyer

Eventbrite Page

Visit the website for more details.

Lunar New Year Celebration for Families at Queens Museum

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 1:00pm to 3:000pm FREE with Museum admission

Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

Performance at 1:00pm | Workshop at 2:00pm Celebrate the year of the Rat with folk dances and traditional arts & crafts. For the sixth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase a 1 hour performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts as well as a 1 hour visual arts demonstration and workshop. For full event details, please visit the Queens Museum website.

Lunar New Year Celebration with the New York Northeastern Chinese Association

Saturday January 11, 2020 at 7pm

Colden Auditorium, Queens College

153-49 Reeves Avenue

FLushing, NY 11367

View the event flyer

Luminocity Festival

Saturday, June 6, 2020

11am-7pm

Free

Live Online Streamining

Location

Randall's Island Park

NYCCC is excited to be participating in the Luminocity Festival. We will be performing on January 5th at 7pm.

 

Visit the festival website for more information.

Event Poster

Weekend of August 3 and August 4, 2019 | Free

Location:

Flushing Meadow Corona Park

 

HKDBF-NY, an international, multi-cultural celebration and sporting event, the largest multicultural Festival in New York and the largest festival of its kind in the U.S. HKDBF-NY keeps up the age old tradition of Dragon Boat Racing in colorful, custom made teak boats, which are virtual works of art gliding on water. Custom made by a small coterie of craftsmen in Hong Kong, weighing one ton each, colorfully painted with a Dragon head at the front and Dragon tail at the rear, the boats are piloted by up to 20 crewmen, including 18 paddlers, a drummer and steers person. For twenty-eight successful years HKDBF-NY has attracted a diverse, multi-cultural audience of more than 30,000 attendees throughout North America. With a record number of teams participating 200+ well-trained teams, involving more than 2,500 participants competing from across the U.S. and Canada, this year's festival is expected to be notable in its scale and fierce competition. 

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 11am-4pm | Free

Location:

2 Mott Street,

New York, NY

Join us in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; to instill and reinforce pride among all members of the disability community, their caregivers, family, friends and supporters; to change the public perception of people with disabilities; and to tear down the barriers and boundaries that divide us in order to foster a spirit of unity and collaboration. 

 

New York Chinese Cultural Center will perform on the main stage at 1PM.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 7pm | Free

Location: 

New Rochelle Public Library

1 Library Plaza

New Rochelle, NY 10801

This breath-taking program will present the beauty of Chinese dance with full costumes, authentic music, and interactive segments - all celebrating rich Chinese culture and traditions.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

11am-7pm

Free

Live Online Streamining

Location:

Fifth Avenue Terrace

Bryant Park

New York, NY 10018

Teaching artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) will demonstrate this traditional martial art, originating from Shaolin. practicing basic stances, strikes, and techniques, participants will develop quick reflexes, mental concentration, and build self-esteem, as well as improve their physical coordination and stamina. Lessons are for ages 9 and up. Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.

Chinatown Parade

]Sunday February 17, 11am & 2pm | TICKETS $5

Chinatown, NY

Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

NYCCC will be participating in the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.  Click here for more details.

Lunar New Year Celebration at TD Bank

Saturday, June 6, 2020

11am-7pm

Free

Live Online Streamining

Location: Chinatown, NY

NYCCC will be performing at TD Branch locations in Chinatown, NY. Catch our Lion Dance at:

1:00pm: TD Bank, 155 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

2:30pm: TD Bank, 254 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

4:00pm: TD Bank, 314 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

NYCCC & Arts Brookfield Presents Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 9 at 2:00pm- FREE ADMISSION

Winter Garden Brookfield Place

230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281

 

New York Chinese Cultural Center, in partnership with Arts Brookfield, will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a festive 10-acts show at Brookfield Place Winter Garden on Saturday February 9th at 2:00pm. Enjoy this free performance with friends and family! For full event details, please visit the Arts Brookfield website. 

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig at Metropolitan Museum

Saturday, February 9| 11:00am-5:00pm | Free with Museum's suggested admission

The Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Pig, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages. Programs run all day and NYCCC will be performing at the main stage  (The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium) at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Visit the Met's website for more information.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Queens Zoo

Saturday, June 6, 2020

11am-7pm

Free

Live Online Streamining

Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

Come celebrate the year of the pig at Queens Zoo. NYCCC will be presenting ribbon dance workshops on Sunday, February 10th at 11am & 11:30am. We will also be presenting lantern making and sugar painting workshop on Saturday, February 9  and Sunday, February 10th at 1pm &2pm. Visit the zoo's website for more details.

Lunar New Year at the Shops at Skyview Center

Sunday, February 10, 1-4pm | FREE

The Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354

Join The Shops at SkyView and The New York Chinese Cultural Center to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Sunday, February 10.

Cultural performances will include the lion dance, ribbon dance and monkey king. Activities and crafts will be available.

This event will be held on platform Level 4 next to F21 Red. Visit the website for more details.

Lunar New Year Celebration for Families at Queens Museum

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 1:00pm to 4:30pm FREE with museum admission

Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

Performance at 1:00pm | Workshop at 2:00pmCelebrate the year of the Pig with folk dances and traditional arts & crafts. For the fifth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase a 1 hour performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts as well as a 1 hour visual arts demonstration and workshop. For full event details, please visit the Queens Museum website.

Lunar New Year at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Sunday, February 3, 1pm & 2pm | FREE with museum admission

Brooklyn Children's Museum145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213

NYCCC will be presenting a festive lunar new year performance at Brooklyn Children's Museum. Visit the museum's website for more information.

Lunar New Year at Shops at Columbus Circle

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 1:00pm to 4:30pm FREE with Museum admission

The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Ring in the year of the Pig with The Shops at Columbus Circle and New York Chinese Cultural Center, with Lion Dance performances, lantern making workshops and sugar painting demonstrations. Event Flyer

Visit the website for more details.

Lunar New Year at Queens Center Mall

Friday, February 1, 6-8pm | FREE

Queens Place Mall, 8801 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11373

NYCCC will be presenting Lion and ribbon dance at Queens Place Mall.

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

November 28th- January 6th

Wed | Thurs | Sun 5-10pm

Fri | Sat 5-11pm

Wed | Thurs | Sun 5-10pm

Fri | Sat 5-11pm

Location

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

NYCCC is excited to be participating in the NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. The festival will run from November 28th through January 7th. We will be performing 72 shows.
 

Seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be lit up by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, there will be a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.

 

 For more information and to purchase tickets: https://nycwinterlanternfestival.com/ 

NYCCC School of the Arts Winter Showcase

Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1:30-3:00pm

PS 124, Yung Wing School, 40 Division Street, New York, NY 10002 

 

Join us at our Open House and see Chinese dance, Chinese yo-yo, lion dance, and acrobatic performances performed by our current students. We have children and adult students. Come see our students’ beautiful artwork on display. The show will be from 1:30-3pm. Admission is free! Registration is required.To RSVP, please email info@nychineseculturalcenter.org with your full name and number of guests. Please include the names of all participants.