Tour: Museum of the Chinese in America, A Guided Walk Through Chinatown and a Dim Sum Lunch

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

Saturday 5 May at 11:00 AM

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St
New York, NY 10013
Google map and directions
Event contact
Anya Berdan
[email protected]
212-353-8070 ext. 111