Posing in front of MOCA

Fully energized and refreshed by the delicious food, the group then headed across Centre Street to the Museum of the Chinese in America (MOCA). Founded in 1980, MOCA “brings 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs.” One of these programs is the walking tour of Chinatown, which the group thoroughly enjoyed thanks to the knowledgeable guidance of museum guide Alex Ho. The two-hour tour highlighted the incredibly rich, vibrant, and sometimes surprising histories of Lower Manhattan Chinatown’s streets, buildings, and people.