Reservations are required for all guided tour groups. MOCA currently offers guided walking tours of Chinatown.
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1 1/2 Hours
Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! Led by trained MOCA guides, this walking tour examines how everyday buildings, public and commercial places, and streets have shaped the community from its origins as the Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City.Prices range from $8.00 to $15.00
Restaurants have played a major role in Chinatown history since the early settlements. The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered strictly to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.” Over time, however, Chinatown’s restaurant industry would reflect the neighborhood’s changing immigrant population and needs. This themed tour traces the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, highlighting the ways in which these spaces have both shaped and reflected the community.Prices range from $8.00 to $15.00
Lunar New Year is the liveliest and most important celebration in Chinese culture and Chinatown is the place to experience it! MOCA’s walking tour takes visitors through Chinatown to learn about holiday traditions and customs observed by Chinese households. Witness how the neighborhood transforms itself in preparation for the New Year and discover the characteristics that make this holiday unique.
Advance registration required.
Credit Line: Photograph (left) taken by Chang, Lia, MOCA Collection.