Our Chinese-American experience begins with a guided tour of the exhibit With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, designed by the famed architect Maya Lin. This exhibit (new since the last WCC tour there), interweaves historical and political information about Chinese immigration to the United States with personal stories of individual immigrants. It looks at how Chinese Americans have viewed themselves, and have been viewed, in American Society, and discusses the impact of Chinese-Americans on American politics, culture and life.
After the museum tour we’ll embark on a 75 minute guided walk through the history and culture of Chinatown from its rise from a Native American village to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City.
We’ll cap the morning with an optional, Dutch treat lunch at one of Chinatown’s best known dim sum restaurants.
Itinerary for the Day
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Core Exhibit Gallery Highlights Tour
12:15 – 1:30 PM, Chinatown: A Walk Through History
Meeting Place & Directions: 215 Centre Street between Howard and Grand, one block north of Canal.
Take the N, Q, R,W, J or Z train, or the M9, M15, or M103 bus. Check with MTA as some subways do not run on Saturdays