Chinatown: A Walk Through History

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Photograph: courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
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Photograph: courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
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Photograph: courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
Chinatown: A Walk Through History
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Little Italy Saturday October 5 2013 13:00
On this informative jaunt, you’ll visit such spots as Columbus Park, Confucius Plaza, and a tiny street with Chinatown’s oldest gift shop and its oldest dim sum restaurant. Dating back to 1920, the latter served the bachelor community created by the Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned immigrants from bringing their families over from China. The tour winds up at Kimlau Square, named for a Chinese-American member of the U.S. Air Force who died on a World War II bombing mission. Tourgoers will learn that he was deemed ineligible for U.S. citizenship despite having been born in the United States—just one of many fascinating and sometimes-poignant history lessons the tour imparts. Advance registration is required.
Venue name: Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Contact:
Address: 215 Centre St
New York

Cross street: between Grand and Howard Sts
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–9pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St
Price: $15, seniors and students $12, children under 5 free