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New York City is home to the largest Chinese population outside of Asia, and more Chinese-Americans and Chinese immigrants live in Queens than any other borough. Now, a new Queens Library partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will help us preserve the stories, traditions, and cultural contributions of the Chinese community in New York and share them with the rest of the city.

As part of this project, Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers, Queens Library and MOCA will hold a series of programs through October 2016 where members of the Chinese community can tell their stories and have them preserved digitally for library and museum archives while sharing Chinese art, crafts, music, movies, and more with their fellow New Yorkers.

Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment of the Humanities. 

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All Flushing Programs

Flushing Community LIbrary
41-17 Main Street


Queens Memory Events

Share your migration stories and get your family photos digitized for FREE! The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home. Bring your family photographs, and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood! 

Wednesday, May 11
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12
6:00 p.m.

Chinese Calligraphy

Saturday, May 14

2:30 p.m.


Flushing Library and Chinese American Cultural organization continue to offer this popular cultural lecture series. Contents focus on Chinese calligraphy and various aspects of Chinese art and literature. 



Zeng of Spring

Sunday, May 22

2:00 p.m.


Guzeng performance from Wang Chang Yuan, Overseas Chinese Instrumentalist's Orchestra of New York. 




Peaceever TV Performing Group  

Tuesday, May 24

4:00 p.m.

Join us and celebrate Mother's Day with the variety of cultural arts programs offered by the Peaceever TV Performing Group. 




Tung Ching Cultural Center:

Mother's Day 

Wednesday, May 25

1:30 p.m.

For the celebration of Spring and Mother's Day, opera actors and lovers from the Tung Ching Cultural Center will present the community with an excellent excerpt of Chinese traditional opera performance.  


Chinese Dance

Sunday, May 29

2:00 p.m.


Chinese Dance performance by the Ginger's Dance Studio. 



Programs In Other Locations




Queens Memory Family Treasures Workshop with MOCA 

Saturday, May 21

1:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of hands-on workshops and oral histories! Learn how to preserve and share your family heirlooms, photographs, and digital memories. Free with RSVP

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013


Photo Credits (In Top Collage Area):

  • A man in a mask and a lion dancer are performing together during a Lunar (Chinese) New Year celebration on Bayard Street. Photograph taken by Kitty Katz, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
  • Len family portrait taken in Stratford, Connecticut, 1925. Courtesy of Edwin K. Len, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
  • Boy from Boy Scout Troop 150 saluting. Photograph taken by Sonnee Gottlieb, Courtesy of Kenneth & Helen Chan, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
  • A woman with a Taiwanese flag on her hat is holding a baton in a Chinese New Year parade. She is being followed by a marching band. Courtesy of Marylin Chou, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
  • A Beijing opera performer, Huang Zhengqing, dressed as the Monkey King at the China Institute in New York City (125 E 65th Street). Photograph taken by Kitty Katz, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
  • Family portrait of Ting Jue Ho (Father), Kam Hung Ho (Mother), and Cheuk Ping Ho and Cheuk Sum Ho in 1934. This was Ting Jue’s 2nd time in the US. Courtesy of Cheuk Ping Ho, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.