China is the focus at this institute, which is the oldest bicultural organization devoted to that country in the U.S. Enter through its bright red front door, which is flanked by twin lion statues—the animals were added to the turn-of-the-century building in 1944. The institute serves all things Middle Kingdom, hosting Mandarin classes for kids and adults, films and lectures on Chinese culture.
|Venue name:||China Institute|
100 Washington St
|Cross street:||between Rector and Carlisle Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sun 10am–5pm; Tue, Thu, 10am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R, 1 to Rector St; 4, 5 to Wall St|
|Price:||Tue free, Thurs 6-8pm free|